Civil and Human Rights

RADIO (WNYC): Reproductive Rights and the Constitution

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health which involves a Mississippi law that restricts abortion at 15 weeks, well before the viability of the fetus. Upholding the law threatens the constitutional right to abortion established in 1973 with Roe v Wade. We wanted to understand what the Constitution says or doesn’t say about the reproductive rights that have been extended to individuals for the past 50 years, so we spoke with Carter Snead, Professor of Law at Notre Dame University, and Elizabeth Wydra, President of the Constitutional Accountability Center.

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