Recently, Texas passed a law outlawing abortion after roughly six weeks. The US Supreme Court did not overturn this law, culminating in a series of phases intending to overturn a women’s reproductive right to access an abortion as enshrined in the landmark US Supreme Court case Roe v Wade. What does this situation mean politically and sociologically for women’s reproductive rights and privacy? Doug Becker speaks with Rachel Rebouché, Linda-Maria Murillo, Jeremi Suri and Sandord Levinson.

Rachel Rebouché is a Professor of Law at Temple University. She is an expert in reproductive health law.

Lina-Maria Murillo is an Assistant Professor in Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa. She is an expert in gender, women’s & sexuality studies.

Jeremi Suri is a Professor of Public Affairs and History at the University of Texas, Austin. He is an expert in American politics and is the author of The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office.

Sanford Levinson is a Professor of Law at the University of Texas. He is an expert in constitutional law and is the author of Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (And How We the People Can Correct It).



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