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    1. The rise and fall of Roe v. Wade

      Part 1 (55 minutes): The hosts take on one of the Supreme Court’s most famous decisions, Roe v. Wade. In this first episode of a two-part series, they look at the legal and factual origins of Roe...

      Part 1 (55 minutes):

      The hosts take on one of the Supreme Court’s most famous decisions, Roe v. Wade. In this first episode of a two-part series, they look at the legal and factual origins of Roe v. Wade. They also discuss how Roe was weaponized by the conservative legal movement to rally against an interpretation of the Constitution that allows for flexibility in favor of a far more rigid approach.

      Part 2 (61 minutes):

      In the second part of a two-episode series on abortion rights, the hosts discuss Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a 1992 case in which the Supreme Court made it easier for states to restrict abortion access so long as abortion regulations don’t create an “undue burden.” The vague standard set lawmakers on a new path of attacking abortion access and fueled anti-abortion groups’ efforts to spread stigma and misinformation, setting up Roe v. Wade for a death by a thousand cuts.

      (it's impossible to link to podcasts in a simple or easy way...if anyone has a better way of doing this I'm all ears...)

      5-4 (pronounced "five to four", as in the vote total of a closely-divided court case from 9 justices) is one of my favorite podcasts. It's lawyers dissecting Supreme Court cases in a way that is very understandable to non-lawyers, from an explicitly and unabashedly left-wing perspective.

      This is an extremely informative primer on the entire arc of abortion rights in the US, from the actual case everyone has heard of (Roe v Wade in the 1970s) to the case in the 1990s that actually superseded Roe and a case from last year that was seen as a victory because it upheld a previous case but it also contained a poison pill that significantly weakened that precedent.

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    2. Alabama’s biggest newspapers publish essays by 200 women on abortion ban

      Alabama’s Biggest Newspapers Publish Essays By 200 Women On Abortion Ban This Sunday more than 200 women wrote essays published in the three newspapers owned by the Alabama Media Group — The...

      This Sunday more than 200 women wrote essays published in the three newspapers owned by the Alabama Media Group — The Birmingham News, Huntsville Times, and Mobile Press-Register — with some of the writers sharing their own stories of receiving abortions. The package of essays was also featured at the top of the Alabama Media Group’s website, www.al.com with the headline “Alabama women speak out.”

      Here is the explanation on Al.com.

      Alabama was the talk of the nation last week as the most restrictive abortion ban in the country became law.
      But, missing from many of those conversations were the voices of women from this state.

      So, we asked them to share their opinions on being a woman in Alabama. And more than 200 of them responded within less than 24 hours.

      They are women who live here, and some who have left. Those who have prayed for this very law, and those who now live in fear. Mothers, trying to understand the message this law sends to their daughters and sons. And women who are angry that a majority of men in the state legislature spoke for them.

      Many chose to write about the new law, and others chose to speak more broadly about their experiences and perspectives.

      We’ve chosen to fill this Sunday’s editions of the Birmingham News, Mobile Press Register and Huntsville Times with their essays.

      We’re also publishing headlines for every one of them below. You can click on the headline and read each individual story. We have restricted your ability to comment on our site about their essays, wanting their voices to be heard instead of debated.

      No one should ignore their voices.

      Yes, it is time we had a conversation about women in Alabama -- one in which the voices of Alabama women lead the way.

      A directory for all 200 of these stories is available here: https://topics.al.com/tag/Reckon%20Voices%20of%20Women/

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