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Commentary on the Media Discourse Surrounding Abortion and Social Class

We as a nation need to have a serious talk about how the various discourses on what constitutes personhood are enforced in the context of class, sexuality and desire. And Americans rarely talk class. But it's there. Class affects our sexuality and desires, our humanity and personhood from pre-birth, to birth, to death. Now it's also addressing "When does life start?"

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Why the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision is not like legalizing abortion (ANALYSIS)

In the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, a favorite talking point among social conservatives was that even if they lost a battle, they could still win the war: The ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges was akin to the 1973 Roe v. Wade verdict legalizing abortion, they argued, and opponents would continue to fight, and steadily work their way back to victory.

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