Was Roe v. Wade bad for the left?

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We stand on the brink of a transformation in abortion rights in America. Just last week the Supreme Court seemed to indicate its openness to gutting Roe in a decision which could come as soon as next June. Meanwhile, earlier this year Texas used a novel legal strategy to ban most abortions in the state, effectively ending Roe as a national standard. This episode discusses the history of Roe and its sister case Planned Parenthood v. Casey, analyzes the likely political impact of a decision to annul them, and also asks a question posed by Ruth Bader Ginsburg – was seeking to establish abortion rights in the courts rather than Congress ultimately a bad move for the left?

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Credits

Host – Andy Gawthorpe

Growth consultant – Anne Stoop

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