By Lindsey Hill, Ryan Pagano and Michael Richardson
For nearly 50 years, the right to an abortion was considered sacred in American society. That changed on June 24, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that the Constitution does not protect the right to an abortion. The 1973 and 1992 cases, Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, respectively, were each overturned. Following the ruling, protests filled the streets of America, with thousands disavowing the court’s legitimacy. At the same time, thousands of pro-life activists applauded the Dobbs decision.
After Roe v. Wade was overturned, many wondered whether the Supreme Court is a stable, sustainable institution. In this special broadcast by the award-winning WRHU-FM New York, listeners will hear from attorneys, journalists, organization leaders and more. Topics discussed include the legal precedent for overturning Roe v. Wade, beliefs surrounding the Dobbs decision, and most prominently, what the future holds for the Supreme Court.
The broadcast originally aired on Sept. 29 on WRHU 88.7 FM. It was produced by Michael Richardson. Music was by www.bensound.com. Images of the Supreme Court were via Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons License. Image name for broadcast inset: “Panorama of the United States Supreme Court at Dusk.” Photo attributed to Joe Ravi. File:Panorama of United States Supreme Court Building at Dusk.jpg – Wikimedia Commons