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National History Day 2018-2019: Triumph and Tragedy

Abortion

The bitter political and moral conflict over abortion has raged across the United States for decades. Abortion rights activists won a major victory in 1973 when the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide. Nonetheless, the debate over whether this decision was a triumph or a tragedy continues unabated to this day. This page includes collections pertaining to both pro-choice and pro-life activists, as well as to women who sought abortions themselves. For more collections dealing with abortion, see our subject guide on Abortion, Birth Control, Contraception, and Family Planning.

Archival Collections