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Varshney in the Indian Express — Backsliding in America

June 27, 2022

In his June 27th, 2022 Indian Express column "Backsliding in America," Varshney discusses the Supreme Court's decision to overturnn Roe vs Wade (1973)which gave women a constitutionally guaranteed right to abortion.  Varshney asks "What does this mean for American democracy?  As a democracy deepens, the arc of rights normally bends outward.  America's concept of rights is now clearly in retreat."  Read the full article.