Abortion Politics In 'Family Roe: An American Story' And 'Red Clocks' : NPR's Book of the Day Authors Joshua Prager and Leni Zumas each explore the real world implications of abortion politics, through fiction and non-fiction. First, in a conversation with Michel Martin, Prager talks through his book The Family Roe: An American Story, centered on the woman who was the baby at the center of the landmark Roe v. Wade trial. Then Leni Zumas and Scott Simon discuss Zumas' novel Red Clocks, set in a time where fetal personhood legislation has outlawed not only abortion, but also in-vitro fertilization.

The Realities Of Abortion Politics In 'Family Roe: An American Story' & 'Red Clocks'

The Realities Of Abortion Politics In 'Family Roe: An American Story' & 'Red Clocks'

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Authors Joshua Prager and Leni Zumas each explore the real world implications of abortion politics, through fiction and non-fiction. First, in a conversation with Michel Martin, Prager talks through his book The Family Roe: An American Story, centered on the woman who was the baby at the center of the landmark Roe v. Wade trial. Then Leni Zumas and Scott Simon discuss Zumas' novel Red Clocks, set in a time where fetal personhood legislation has outlawed not only abortion, but also in-vitro fertilization.

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Find out where to buy The Family Roe and Red Clocks.

Listen to Prager's and Zumas' original interviews with Michel Martin and Scott Simon.

Learn more about Norma McCorvey, the woman known as Jane Roe in Roe v. Wade, who died in 2017.