The Ripple Effects of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision on ‘The Backdrop’ Podcast

UC Davis Law Professor Looks at the Consequences of Overturning Roe v. Wade

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  • Episode 15 explores newly realized legal, medical and research implications following the overturning of Roe v. Wade

The consequences of the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade go far beyond the immediate right to terminate a pregnancy.  Some of the ramifications are only now being realized, months after the court’s landmark abortion ruling.

The ripple effects touch on issues of privacy, equality, eugenics, disability rights and medical research.

In this episode of The Backdrop, Lisa Ikemoto, professor at the UC Davis School of Law, details some of the far-reaching ramifications of the court’s Dobbs decision. Ikemoto teaches bioethics; reproductive rights, law and policy; and health care law.  Her research focuses on how race, gender, disability, and wealth affect access to health care and medical technology.

The Backdrop podcast is a monthly interview program featuring conversations with UC Davis scholars and researchers working in the social sciences, humanities, arts and culture.  It is available free, on demand at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify and YouTubeThe Backdrop is hosted by public radio veteran Soterios Johnson.

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