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The Roundtable: Roe v. Wade—the Big Picture

What are Republicans and Democrats overlooking?

A panel of guests from across the political spectrum joined Roundtable for a roundup on this summer's biggest debates, from abortion access to gun violence to transgender issues. In this segment, they discuss the implications of the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe V. Wade.

Sharon Kyle observes that eliminating abortion access can be interpreted as a breach of the 14th amendment.

"No law requires a human being to donate their organs, blood, or body to another human being," she says. 

"If someone forces another person to donate a kidney, they're committing a crime. Yet abortion bans force pregnant women to donate their bodies to serve fetuses. So to treat pregnant women so differently violates the 14th amendment requirement that the government treat all citizens equally."

Conner Moore notes that the Democrats have some responsibility for not codifying Roe before it could be struck down.

"It's just a gigantic failing on the part of the party who took responsibility for this issue. Your representative should have made that decision in Congress. Get a bill to the president, signed that and had it made into law," he says. 

"That was one of Barack Obama's campaign promises, and then it just became not a priority."

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Watch the full discussion below:

Roundtable Guests:

Sharon Kyle, Co-Founder, LA Progressive

Taylor Ferber, Host, Cancel Me, Baby! Podcast

Conner Moore, Host, Politically Homeless Podcast

Adam Bulger, Host, Cinema Death Cult