Sam Leith Sam Leith

Abortion should not be just another culture-war ding dong

We can’t handwave the issue away with absolutist slogans

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The overturning of Roe v. Wade is an American story, and a global one. What the hell – it’s asked with some justice – does it have to do with the rest of us? In part because, as is sometimes said, when America sneezes the UK catches a cold. But also because the intoxicated global reaction to what, looked at from one angle, is a narrow point of US constitutional law, shows us something about where we’re at.

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