Texas has successfully banned abortion, and the Supreme Court docket refused a brief restraining order whereas the case winds its approach up the courts. As last week’s guest, The Nation’s Elie Mystal, argued, Roe v. Wade has successfully been overturned, and Republican states across the nation will quickly comply with Texas’ lead with their very own efficient bans.
If the Supreme Court docket in the end ratifies the ban as anticipated, the one recourse will likely be electoral. That’s small consolation for ladies in solidly Republican states like Idaho, Wisconsin, or West Virginia. However the battlegrounds are a special story, Texas included. Suppose the one solution to defend a lady’s proper to decide on is by successful an election. In that case, there might be renewed participatory curiosity from single girls and younger voters—teams which have traditionally suffered from poor voter turnout.
Right now’s visitor is Jodi Hicks, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood California. We are going to ask her about how she thinks the Texas abortion legislation affected the California recall election, if all of it. She’s achieved a whole lot of campaigning for California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Has she observed a distinction on the bottom? Is she seeing heightened urgency amongst voters? Additionally, how does she suppose the difficulty has resonated nationally from her vantage level—will it play a pivotal function within the 2022 midterms? The Supreme Court docket is predicted to rule on a Mississippi abortion ban earlier than subsequent yr’s November elections, inevitably thrusting the difficulty entrance and middle within the last months of the marketing campaign.
You’ll be able to watch the present stay, Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. PT/4:30 p.m. ET, however I notice that’s not at all times probably the most handy. So the podcast is a good different. It goes stay Wednesday mornings in any respect the same old locations, together with Apple Podcasts and Spotify. A full checklist of locations to obtain the present is available here.