Unlike the U.S. Constitution, the Arizona Constitution includes an explicit right to privacy, which experts say will play a role in anticipated legal challenges to Arizona’s restrictive new abortion laws. This matters because a barrage of lititgation is expected in the coming weeks and months to determine what the future of abortion will look like in the state.
The Center for Constitutional Design sponsored an informative discussion on the state of abortion law around the world as part of an ongoing partnership with the National Constitution Center. Experts discussed the rapidly changing landscape in the United States and how it compares to abortion law internationally.
Experts included Teresa Stanton Collett of the University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minnesota), David French of The Dispatch, Katherine Mayall of the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Mary Ziegler of UC Davis School of Law and author of Dollars for Life: The Anti-Abortion Movement and the Fall of the Republican Establishment.
Watch or listen to this event now:
Youtube [Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_MuH3ATfoQ]
Live at the National Constitution Center [Link: https://constitutioncenter.org/debate/podcasts]