Roe v. Wade Reading List

Roe v. Wade Reading List

The long anticipated June 24, 2022 Supreme Court ruling, which signals a profound shift in the laws governing access to abortion, is deeply concerning for many in the MIT Press community. The decision overturns nearly 50 years of legal precedent and could pave the way for other fundamental rights to be removed. 

As a mission-driven organization, we take seriously our obligation to use our voice as an academic publisher to spread knowledge, fight misinformation, and empower change. We believe all people should have the right to make informed and evidence-based decisions about their private lives, healthcare, and futures. 

We are sharing the following reading list in the hopes that it will help inform and educate at this critical time. If there are additional resources you would like to see added here, please let us know via Contact Us. You can also learn more by following a selection of MIT Press authors who have researched in the area of reproductive rights on Twitter.

Peer-reviewed articles from our journals publishing partners:

Why Have Children?

Christine Overall

September 20, 2013

Choosing Down Syndrome

Chris Kaposy

August 9, 2022

Fertility and Public Policy

Noriyuki Takayama, Martin Werding

December 17, 2010

The Smart Wife

Yolande Strengers, Jenny Kennedy

August 31, 2021

Fertility Technology

Donna J. Drucker

March 7, 2023


Sophie Hamacher, Jessica Hankey

April 25, 2023