History of abortion rights; Author Vanessa Hua's new novel 'Forbidden City' : Here & Now Author Vanessa Hua talks about her new novel, "Forbidden City," about a teenage girl from a small village who is selected to serve the Communist Party and Chairman Mao Zedong at the start of the Cultural Revolution in China. And, the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade cites a tradition of laws criminalizing abortion. But that's not the whole history, history professor Leslie Reagan explains.

History of abortion rights; Author Vanessa Hua's new novel 'Forbidden City'

History of abortion rights; Author Vanessa Hua's new novel 'Forbidden City'

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Author Vanessa Hua talks about her new novel, "Forbidden City," about a teenage girl from a small village who is selected to serve the Communist Party and Chairman Mao Zedong at the start of the Cultural Revolution in China.

And, the draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade cites a tradition of laws criminalizing abortion. But that's not the whole history, history professor Leslie Reagan explains.

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