On this month’s show, we commemorate the 45th anniversary of the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade by talking to a scholar about how that case changed abortion politics, what the issue looks like today, and what we might expect going forward. And in One Last Thing, we take a final look back at 2017 to judge what best encapsulates the year we all just survived.
Some things we talked about in this show:
Our guest is Dr. Joshua Wilson. His book is The New States of Abortion Politics.
Dr. Wilson mentioned Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, and also a new Pew poll on abortion in America. He also said that most Americans’ views on abortion are nuanced, a point underscored by a recent Vox poll.
Tim’s year-end OLT was the eclipse. Here are some pictures from it, because you can never have too many pictures of the eclipse.
1:38-32:11: Wilson interview
32:16-34:59: Dan OLT
35:00-36:57: Tim OLT
38:19-39:11: Postscript: Thank you, Bryan Kelley