The End of Roe

In The Thick

May 13 2022 • 49 mins


In this rebroadcast episode from 2020, Maria and Julio are joined by Dr. Michele Goodwin, law professor at the University of California, Irvine, host of Ms. Magazine’s On The Issues podcast and author of the book, Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood, and Mary Ziegler, law professor at Florida State University, historian and author of the book, Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present. They talk about the future of Roe v. Wade and unpack the history of reproductive justice for women of color and immigrants.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • Michele Goodwin writes about the new “Jane Crow era” in the United States, for The Atlantic: “Leaving the protection of people who can become pregnant to the devices of hostile state legislatures has been and will be disastrous.”

  • Tech reporter Louise Matsakis writes about the privacy experts who are warning about data-tracking if Roe is overturned, for NBC News.

  • As the country faces the prospect of a post-Roe future, The Washington Post spoke to people who remember what life was like before the landmark decision.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

This episode originally aired in September 2020 and was mixed by Leah Shaw Dameron.