Next Tuesday marks 40 years since the decision in the landmark Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade. The issue of abortion has been a topic of debate ever since, as conservatives and liberals have fought over how to interpret the court's ruling.
That national conversation has also examined that gray area where the rights of the mother and of the fetus intersect. We recently came across a study put out by the Journal of Health, Politics and Policy and Law that says that, since Roe v. Wade, more than 400 women have been denied their rights because of their pregnancy.
Lynn Paltrow is a lead author of the study and the Executive Director of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women. We asked her what kind of cases she had looked at as part of her research.