Texas Senate Bill 8, the state abortion ban, has taken effect and abortions are down in the state. Opponents are frustrated, but could that frustration boomerang back on conservatives? Back with us today is Jacob Sullum (reason.com), Senior Editor at Reason Magazine. Could this bill, which is on its surface great for pro-lifers, be detrimental to other conservative issues in the future? Jacob and John discuss the precedents that could be set, the pros and cons of the bill, and whether it's actually equal representation regardless of what side you're on. It's a reasoned, fair conversation about Texas's abortion ban and its legal consequences.
With the nomination and possible confirmation of Amy Cony Barrett to the Supreme Court, the topic of abortion and Roe v Wade are very much in the news. Back with us is fan favorite, historian and former Senior Associate at the Department of Education Dennis Cuddy (www.newswithviews.com). He examines events leading up to Roe v Wade, the decision itself, and its possible future. There are questions that can have a variety of answers like when a human being is viable prior to birth. These questions expose the need to establish a solid defining point before issues should come before a court.