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Abortion and the erosion of privacy

2024-04-10

Since the Dobbs decision almost two years ago, reproductive rights have been at the center of our national consciousness. Two of the latest headlines come from Florida and Arizona: a six-week abortion ban, and a total abortion ban unless the life of the pregnant person is threatened, respectively. Both states have constitutions that name-check privacy rights, but both courts found that those rights don’t extend to abortion. What does privacy look like in the United States, and do we still have it in a post-Dobbs world? 

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Jonquilyn Hill, host

Sofi LaLonde, producer

Patrick Boyd, engineer

A.M. Hall, editorial director of talk podcasts

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