Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster are joined this episode by Jodi Hicks, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. Hicks has been one of many voices sounding the alarm as the Supreme Court’s new conservative supermajority takes up the issue of abortion rights in cases from Texas and Mississippi. Will 2022 be the year that Americans in half the states lose access to legal abortion? And, how will California be affected? Plus: Who had the Worst Week in California Politics?
:33 What is happening with Roe v. Wade?
2:31 The Texas case
4:55 The Mississippi case
7:15 If Roe were overturned tomorrow
11:51 How will this impact California?
13:54 The FDA will allow abortion pills to be sent by mail – what impact will that have?
16:47 Abortions are down 16% in California – why?
18:20 California as abortion refuge
20:58 The repercussions of overturning Roe
24:13 Prediction: what happens if SCOTUS upends Roe v. Wade in 2022?
26:48 The #WorstWeekCA