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The Roundtable: States' Rights & Human Rights

As formerly secure constitutional rights shift to the state level, it's vital to consider the pros and cons of local oversight.

A panel of commentators joined Roundtable to discuss sexual harassment, abortion, and other current hot-button issues. In this segment, the panel discusses decentralization, local decision making and basic rights.

Sarah Manski points out that the shift from federal to state-level regulation of abortion could cause people to fall through the cracks. 

"We're headed towards more local decision making. But to say, you can just move away, obviously that doesn't work if you have no money and no car," she says. 

"And so when somebody says, oh, just drive to another state to get an abortion, what if you don't have a car? What if you don't have the money to do that? So it's not like we talk about options as if everybody has the same resources."

"This is an issue we've all had to grapple with," she adds. "There are fundamental human rights that we've decided on as a global community."

Watch the full discussion below:

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Roundtable Guests:

Tracy Hoyos Lopez, Attorney, Former Prosecutor

Joy Villa, #1 Billboard Charting Singer, Actress, Producer

Michael Loftus, Host, The Loftus Party Podcast

Dr. Sarah Manski, Professor of Business and Global Affairs, George Mason University