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On 24 June 2022, the Supreme Court made the shocking decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Responses ranged from despairing to triumphant. For decades, Roe v. Wade had guaranteed the constitutional rights of women to get safe abortions. It was a landmark court case that many thought had decisively put the topic of a woman’s right to choose to bed. Moreover, Roe v. Wade would come to form the legal backbone of some of American’s most progressive constitutional decisions, including same-sex marriage.
In the newest season of Slate’s acclaimed podcast series Slow Burn, host Susan Matthews guides us through the historical landscape of the 1970s in pre-Roe v. Wade America. Matthews sketches the political and social repercussions of a woman’s right to choose, speaking not only with women who underwent abortions but also with doctors, attorneys, judges, and law enforcement officials.
At this moment, Slow Burn’s investigation is more important than ever before. With the specter of an America that is more hostile to women’s rights looming on the horizon, Susan Matthews delves into the past to provide a roadmap for understanding the present. She will join us for an exclusive online event on 15 December to discuss the making of the series, to dig deeper into the question just how historical today’s Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade really is, and what it means for future generations.
Susan Matthews is the news director at Slate and host of Season 7 of Slow Burn: Roe v. Wade. Click here to listen.