From Roe to Obergefell, Part II: Protecting Marriage Equality

In my last post, I considered the possibility that Justice Samuel Alito's leaked Dobbs v. Jackson draft might signal a threat to other judicial precedents when future cases arrive at the Court. Focusing on Obergefell v. Hodges's protection of same-sex marriage, I answered the first three of five related questions: 1. What was Obergefell v.… Continue reading From Roe to Obergefell, Part II: Protecting Marriage Equality

Abortion, Part III: Dobbs v. Jackson (and the Looming Demise of Roe v. Wade)

Part I: Abortion and America: The Impossible DebatePart II: Abortion and the Law (plus a podcast on the topic) (Today's post is also available as a podcast.) We've now looked at abortion-related moral and political philosophy, abortion polling, abortion's history in the United States, Griswold v. Connecticut's establishment of the right to privacy, Roe v.… Continue reading Abortion, Part III: Dobbs v. Jackson (and the Looming Demise of Roe v. Wade)

Abortion, Part II: Abortion and the Law (the “right to privacy” & Roe v. Wade)

Remember, today's post will be reissued as an episode on PPFA's new podcast feed, available on Anchor, Spotify, and Apple. Go become a subscriber so you know when the episode drops! Now that we've considered some of the political and philosophical opinions on abortion, let's examine the legal ones. Today's post has three phases: A… Continue reading Abortion, Part II: Abortion and the Law (the “right to privacy” & Roe v. Wade)

Abortion

Perhaps because I want to alienate the few people that read this website, today I'm going to write about abortion. Abortion is among the most divisive issues in the United States -- perhaps the most divisive. The reasons for this divisiveness, I believe, fall into two general categories: Abortion is less a matter of facts… Continue reading Abortion