Justice Alito Said the Quiet Part Out Loud

Justice Alito Said the Quiet Part Out Loud

By WNYC Studios

Notes from America

Monday, 9 May

His leaked opinion tells us more about a powerful minority’s view of the U.S. than it does about the Constitution or the history of abortion. Kai Wright talks to Susan Matthews, news director at Slate and host of the upcoming season of Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade, about her recently published essay, “The Constitution Wasn't Written for Women.” And Michele Goodwin, a Chancellor's Professor at the University of California, Irvine, joins Kai to open the phones to your questions and emotional reactions to this frightening but galvanizing moment. 


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The Abortion Clinic That Won't Go Quietly (5/5/2022)

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