How Slavery Figures in US Abortion Battle

For half a century, abortion rights were rooted in the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment, passed after the Civil War to guarantee equal rights to all after slavery. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a right to abortion, critics say women could once again be forced to reproduce — as were slaves.
VOA’s Veronica Balderas Iglesias examines the argument. Warning: This piece contains video that some may find offensive.
Videographer and video editor: Veronica Balderas Iglesias