“To Be Really Free And Equal, Women Have To Control Their Own Bodies” – Emily Bazelon

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Published on May 4, 2022

Journalist and legal commentator Emily Bazelon joins Stephen to discuss the Supreme Court opinion that appears to overturn Roe v. Wade, including who may have leaked the report and what may happen next as Americans on both sides of the issue react to the expected ruling. Hear more of Emily’s work on “Slate Political Gabfest,” the weekly podcast she co-hosts with John Dickerson and David Plotz. #Colbert #SupremeCourt #EmilyBazelon

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21 comments

  • caleb capson 5 months ago

    I trusted her on the subject until she started sentences with “I mean,” before saying anything else. This threat of bans against interracial marriage is the same things as Trump’s ‘caravan of illegals’. Misinformation and discord. we should be better than that.

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  • M Lindsay 5 months ago

    Why does a woman become pregnant when she does not want a child?

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  • England Calling 5 months ago

    The unknown is which state will be the first to ask the SC to rule on banning out-of-state abortions. Making it illegal for a woman to travel to a different state. If abortion is illegal in a state, it would seem arguable that a woman obtaining an abortion elsewhere, had still broken the law of the state she actually lives in. Leaving her open to prosecution for ‘circumventing’ the laws of that state.

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  • Fatima Mirza 5 months ago

    Run! Run towards Canada fertile women of USA!

    Soon the dress code will be Red, with a white bonnet. You’ll be known as offred, ofgabe, ofdonald, ofmitch, ofted, ofron, ofstephen!!!

    Stephen, you love your country, but I did say five years ago – GET OUT!!!!

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  • Jeff Goddin 5 months ago

    You want religious freedom? Grant me freedom from your religion. Done.

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  • Chad Gaston 5 months ago

    Sure thing. Childless men should also not have to pay your student loan debt in a form of higher inflation and taxes. Your body, your choice.

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  • John Watt 5 months ago

    If we’re going to be realistic about human birth in the United States we should start with the natives,
    and all the other immigrants from around the world. Not everybody has the same blood type. Certain blood
    types can’t have healthy children, mentally and physically. Everyone who plans on having children should have
    their blood tested to see if they are compatible. The government should pay for that as a preventative measure.

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  • Wayne Gray 5 months ago

    And the Constitution also said that a black man was only 3/5th of a Human being! Should we go back to that?

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  • Tulkusiii 5 months ago

    They want a redo of the Civil War.

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  • sanjuansteve 5 months ago

    ”About 10-20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage.” But about 30% of fertilized eggs either never attach to the wall of the uterus and/or are miscarried naturally, no? A 70% chance is no magical miraculous moment that life begins. All eggs and all sperm have the potential for life and a just fertilized egg is not much different, potential for life, but not life that men should take control over. Science-denying American Republicans wouldn’t even know what an egg or a sperm or conception was without the science they deny.

    Every single American Republican policy puts fear and greed (fear) before people and planet (including taking or preventing equality from women, minorities, the poor, etc and empathy in general) and no single policy in the world in the modern era is as patently bigoted and of the scale as their continued fight to ban (and register, and ”pre-arrest”, etc too) all Muslims (a bigotry-blanket of fear/hate covering all 1.8 billion people of all colors, from all nations, of all ages, of all sexes and sexual preferences, etc).

    Fear (and the empathy and critical thought it kills) is what separates the right from the left. The fear at the root of ”Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.” — Albert Einstein

    Liberals hate American Republicans because all of their policies put fear and greed (fear) before people and planet (including equality and empathy).

    American Republicans hate liberals for the exact same reasons, because they’re afraid we’ll get in the way of their fear and greed.

    We’re closer to #AmericanCivilWarII than most people believe and just like before our own friends and family members would take up arms against us for not getting on board with their extreme bigotries just like the Confederates in 1865 or the Nazis in 1938.

    With a livable min wage, tuition free education, universal healthcare, a universal basic income (UBI) and internet access for all, we’ll raise the starting point of capitalism from zero, we’ll let you die with no money, to a level of life with dignity, reducing societal daily fears on a massive scale which will free us to welcome the coming automation revolution with open arms rather than fear and great harm.
    #getALLmoneyOut #EqualityMovement #StillSandersPlatform

    Call me overly positive, but I think we’re leaving the era of ‘greed is good’ and celebrating wealth and entering an era of altruism and equality. #EraOfAltruism #CelebrateSelflessness #UniversalHealthcare #AbortionIsHealthcare
    #RepublicansAreNazis

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  • sanjuansteve 5 months ago

    We can never hope to grow out of radical misogyny if we keep teaching it to our kids in the Bible and other religious texts… #ChristianCoup #NaziCoup #RepublicanCoup #AntiScience #IntolerableIntolerance #EditOutTheHate #SomosUno

    Colossians: 18 ‘’Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.’’

    1 Corinthians: 3 “Christ is the head of every man, and the husband is the head of his wife”

    1 Corinthians: 34 ‘’Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.’’

    Ephesians: 22 ‘’Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.’’

    1 Timothy: 11 ‘’A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.’’

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  • JazzFan74 5 months ago

    This is the key point. This is why the whole matter has nothing to do with whether medical abortions are available by mail or whatnot. It’s not a practical question. It’s a question of whether our country fundamentally respects women in its founding documents. Republicans say: no. Democrats say: yes. That’s how a lot of women see it. Understandably.

    By the way, Emily Bazelon is terrific.

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  • jill rodriguez 5 months ago

    SP wants to get this done before Clare Bare is removed for not recusing himself from a blatant conflict of interest and then voting to protect his wife’s interests.

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  • Ms Demeanor 5 months ago

    That opinion is premised on a stupid, circular argument. The reason women have “more liberties” today (than when when Roe was adopted). is because of Roe. Duh. Is it really going to take an amendment to the Constitution writing it down in black and white for all men to read, that women are “persons” under the law? Corporate entities and government bodies should not have more rights than any person.

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  • Al Nilam 5 months ago

    Yes, women just as men FORGET love + lustfun drinkfuelled research to say is education yes again there’s a name for that? It’s called Bollox & Bollox has CONSEQUENCES! Try remembering that, before killing off the “FutureofHope” and how Milennials have forgotten how Petulant they were as children!
    #Quote {If life cannot be stood for demands deserve knotbemet!} Sil vous plait, urinateoff to be polite aboutit!

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  • Young Han 5 months ago

    Is this the only way the Dems are gonna win reelection?

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  • farvision 5 months ago

    Republicans (aka Russians) want to control you. They want a religious theocracy. Slavery will be allowed again. Do you want to be a slave? No? Don’t vote Republican!

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  • Young Han 5 months ago

    A Catholic cabal

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  • Chris Andersen 5 months ago

    Right the Constitution that was so sacred upon initial writing had to be amended a dozen or so times. So an a person can take away a right as readily as another saw fit to add. Go back and listen to George Carlin about rights and privileges. Too funny. Too true.

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  • AFTECH 72 5 months ago

    Jist let republican states ban abortion in their states and Democrat states ban any republican trying to perform abortion at any democrat state … and well see the slow decline of republican voters

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  • Jessie 5 months ago

    𝐈𝐦 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 $𝟏𝟑𝐤 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞. 𝐈 𝐤𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐈 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐭. 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥, 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐝𝐨. 🙂 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.:)

    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄====)> 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐡𝐦𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐳.𝐜𝐨𝐦

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