The Texas Abortion Ban takes hold

It has been the law of the land for forty-eight years, women have had the constitutional right to abortion. This was a decision made by the Supreme Court back in 1973. But this week, the court with no written opinion allowed to go into effect a harsh new Texas law that effectively eviscerates the landmark decision of Roe v Wade. The new law bans most abortions after six weeks, before many women even know they are pregnant and makes no exception for rape or incest. And it deputizes private citizens to file lawsuits who aids or abets an abortion. Dahlia Lithwick joins to discuss. Then, outspoken Congresswoman Susan Wild of Pennsylvania weighs in on the Biden administrations handling of Afghanistan. A sign of some discontent within the Democratic Party.


GUESTS:

  • Dahlia Lithwick (@Dahlialithwick), writes about the courts and the law for Slate and hosts the podcast Amicus.
  • Congresswoman Susan Wild (@RepSusanWild), represents Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District


HOSTS:

  • Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo News
  • Daniel Klaidman (@dklaidman), Editor in Chief, Yahoo News
  • Victoria Bassetti (@VBass), fellow, Brennan Center for Justice (contributing co-host)

 

RESOURCES:

  • Jon Ward's latest Yahoo News article on Jan. 6th committee and its requests - Here.
  • Mark Hosenball's article on FBI's findings in regards to insurrection being a coordinated attack. Here.
  • Kim Wehle's latest article on Trump's lawyers abuse of the court system for political gain. - Here.

 

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