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Louisiana Considered: Reproductive Rights Are At Stake In The Supreme Court, Saints Owner Wants Team To Remain In New Orleans

Bobbi-Jeanne Misick
Hundreds gathered for an abortion rights rally in New Orleans on Oct. 2, 2021.
  • In an excerpt from this weekend’s All Things Considered, NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg and host Michel Martin discuss what’s at stake this Supreme Court session, especially regarding women’s reproductive rights.
  • In a discussion from Louisiana Considered aired September 21, WWNO/WRKF Public Health Reporter Rosemary Westwood and host Diane Mack discuss a specific case the Supreme Court will hear that  could overturn or negate the abortion rights ruling of Roe v. Wade in Louisiana. The court will decide if Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a 2018 Mississippi case which effectively bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions in cases of rape or incest, is constitutional. Under current Supreme Court precedent, the right to have an abortion is generally considered to be guaranteed until about 24 weeks of pregancy. If the Supreme Court upholds the lower court’s ruling, then a similar 15-week abortion ban will take effect in Louisiana.
  • The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate columnist Jeff Duncan discusses his recent series on the future of the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. The owner of both teams, Gayle Benson, discussed ownership succession plans with Jeff at length. Benson wants the team to stay in New Orleans and Jeff believes that decision will be honored.
Patrick is the Regional News Director for the news collaboration between WRKF Baton Rouge and WWNO New Orleans.