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A favorite podcast is “What the Hell is Going On,” featuring the American Enterprise Institute’s Marc Thiessen and Danielle Pletka. Their most recent podcast featured law professor and former Supreme Court law clerk John Yoo on Roe v. Wade. It is the best discussion I’ve heard of Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft opinion to overturn […]

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On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, joins Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to give listeners a peek inside the last March for Life before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and analyze the role pro-life activism has played in the campaign to overturn Roe v. Wade.

On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the future of the pro-life movement and how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could change the way future generations view life in the womb forever.

This week on Hubwonk, host Joe Selvaggi talks with writer and historian Ramesh Ponnuru about the history of American opinion and jurisprudence on abortion and identifies errors in the narrative that shaped the Roe v. Wade decision, that may influence the pending case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor at National Review, where he has covered national politics and policy for 25 years. He is also a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, which syndicates his articles in newspapers across the nation. He is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and he serves as a contributing editor to National Affairs, the quarterly journal of conservative ideas. His articles are frequently published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. In 2015, he was included in the “Politico 50,” Politico’s list of “the thinkers, doers, and dreamers who really matter” in American politics. In 2014, Ponnuru contributed to and (with Yuval Levin) edited the book Room to Grow: Conservative Reforms for a Limited Government and A Thriving Middle Class. New York Times columnist David Brooks called the book “the most coherent and compelling policy agenda the American right has produced this century.” Ponnuru was subsequently featured in a New York Times magazine cover story about reform-minded conservatives. In 2013 he was a resident fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. He is a regular speaker on policy, politics, and constitutionalism at the nation’s leading college campuses and law schools. He also appears regularly on television programs about public affairs. He is the author of a book on the sanctity of human life and American politics and of a monograph on Japanese industrial policy. Previously he has been a columnist for Time magazine and WashingtonPost.com. Ponnuru grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and graduated from Princeton University. He now lives in the Washington, D.C., area with his wife and three children.

Does Dobbs Matter?


Yesterday on hour two of the “Erick Erickson Show,” Erickson argued that Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court case regarding the Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks, is not really that big a deal because it would return regulation of abortion to the states. He argued that most abortions take place in states that are liberal and either have no bans in place now or would be unlikely to ban them in the future, while conservative states that have already or would ban abortion have low abortion numbers already.

While there is some truth to this argument, I feel it is overstated. There are 17 states that have laws or constitutions that ban abortion and would go back into effect if Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey were reversed or limited (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin). In 2017, 154,810 abortions were performed in these states out of 861,501 total in the U.S., which is 18% of the total. (By the way, Texas was a third of this total, with 55,440.) If these bans went back into effect, most of these abortions would not be performed, which would save a not insignificant number of babies’ lives.

How Will the Court Survive?


JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: Will this institution survive the stench that this creates in the public perception that the Constitution and its reading are just political acts?