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The Family Roe: The unknown woman at the heart of Roe v. Wade

Joshua Prager, Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities Council; Ferris Professor of Journalism

November 2, 2023 · 12:00 pm1:00 pm · 16 Joseph Henry House

Program in Journalism; Humanities Council
Portrait of Joshua Prager

The pro-choice movement viewed Jane Roe as an imperfect plaintiff. But she embodied the national ambivalence about abortion as no Gloria Steinem could, her life guided by the same cross-currents —sex and religion, gender and class— that have so long divided America.

Josh Prager, author and former Wall Street Journal journalist. Discussant Elizabeth Armstrong, Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs.

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