Linda C. McClain

Linda C. McClain

Linda C. McClain is a law professor at Boston University. She is known for her work in family law, gender and law, and feminist legal theory.

A roll of "I voted" circular stickers is seen in an undated photo. (Photo by Joaquin Corbalan/Getty Images)

In first nationwide election since Roe was overturned, voters opt to protect abortion access

By: and - November 14, 2022

The first major election since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade saw abortion rights on the ballot in a record number of states. The outcomes of these initiatives suggest that when Kansas voters in August 2022 rejected a proposed constitutional amendment declaring there is no state right to abortion, it was not a fluke. […]

A protester holds a sign during an abortion-rights rally Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)

What would it mean to codify Roe into law – and is there any chance of that happening?

By: - June 27, 2022

To codify Roe for all Americans, Congress would need to pass a law that would provide the same protections that Roe did – so a law that says women have a right to abortion without excessive government restrictions.