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The Supreme Court with Ed Whelan – Dobbs, Vaccine Mandates, and the role of the Court

A BreakPoint This Week Special

10/23/21

Maria Baer

Maria is joined on BreakPoint This Week by Edward Whelan, a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center who holds EPPC’s Antonin Scalia Chair in Constitutional Studies.

The two discuss the oral arguments that started in the Supreme Court this month. Ed provides an overview of the court, why Christians should care, and explains some of the finer points of the inner-workings on the Court. He also discusses the most direct challenge to Roe v. Wade that we’ve seen reach the Court, while also sharing some structure to how the Court may handle a second amendment case, potential vaccine mandates, and other cases that are being presented.

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Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, was already positioned to be one of the highest-profile arguments of the 2021-22 term, because the state had specifically asked the court to overrule its landmark decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, holding that the Constitution protects the right to have an abortion before the fetus can survive outside the womb. But the spotlight on the case became even more intense earlier this month, when the Supreme Court turned down a request to block the enforcement of a Texas law that prohibits abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy.

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