Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the liberal wing of the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Louisiana abortion law. The narrow decision may be a relief to abortion rights supporters, but political watchers speculate the ruling could ignite voters in November. It may bring out those who favor a presidential candidate determined to curtail abortion rights.
The Louisiana case was something the Us & Them team was aware of last November when we released an episode called “Abortion Divides.” Last week, we learned the Public Media Journalists Association honored our program with a national award. We’re delighted to have our work recognized by our peers in the public media universe.
To acknowledge this recent honor, we are reposting this episode just as we released it back in November 2019. It captures some of the passion people bring to the issue — but it also brought together two women on opposite sides who found more common ground than they — or we — expected. We hope even though the subject of abortion is emotionally charged, people can find a way to speak civilly about their differences.
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This episode of Us & Them is presented with support from the West Virginia Humanities Council and the CRC Foundation.
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