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:
- Linda Greenhouse, “Public Opinion & the Supreme Court: The Puzzling Case of Abortion,” Daedalus (2012) 141 (4): 69–82.
- Linda Greenhouse, “The Supreme Court & Science: A Case in Point,” Daedalus (2018) 147 (4): 28–40.
- Susan S. Silbey, “The Courts in American Public Culture,” Daedalus (2014) 140–156.
- Jeffrey Rosen, “Can the Judicial Branch be a Steward in a Polarized Democracy?” Daedalus (2013) 142 (2): 25–35.
- Geoffrey R. Stone, “The Supreme Court in the 21st Century,” Daedalus (2013) 142 (2): 36–48.
- Elizabeth Oltmans Ananat, Jonathan Gruber, Phillip B Levine, Douglas Staiger, “Abortion and Selection,” The Review of Economics and Statistics (2009) 91 (1): 124–136.
- Laurent Bouton, Paola Conconi, Francisco Pino, Maurizio Zanardi, “The Tyranny of the Single-Minded: Guns, Environment, and Abortion,” The Review of Economics and Statistics (2021) 103 (1): 48–59.