Louisiana Considered: Reproductive Rights Are At Stake In The Supreme Court, Saints Owner Wants Team To Remain In New Orleans
Published October 4, 2021 at 9:35 PM CDT
In an excerpt from this weekend’s All Things Considered, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenbergand host Michel Martindiscuss what’s at stake this Supreme Court session, especially regarding women’s reproductive rights.
In a discussion from Louisiana Considered aired September 21, WWNO/WRKF Public Health Reporter Rosemary Westwoodand host Diane Mackdiscuss a specific case the Supreme Court will hear that could overturn or negate the abortion rights ruling of Roe v. Wade in Louisiana. The court will decide if Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a 2018 Mississippi case which effectively bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions in cases of rape or incest, is constitutional. Under current Supreme Court precedent, the right to have an abortion is generally considered to be guaranteed until about 24 weeks of pregancy. If the Supreme Court upholds the lower court’s ruling, then a similar 15-week abortion ban will take effect in Louisiana.
Patrick Madden joined WWNO in 2019 as its first-ever Regional News Director, overseeing news reporting at WWNO, as well as our partner station WRKF Baton Rouge. Madden also serves as one of the hosts of Louisiana Considered, and co-hosts Friday's Politics Roundtable on Louisiana Considered with Stephanie Grace, columnist for The Times-Picayune | The Advocate.