In this 125th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens.
This week, we discuss the new current thing. The new current thing is not the Pfizer data release that happened this week, although perhaps it should be. The new current thing is the leaked draft majority opinion from Judge Alito, Supreme Court Justice of the United States, which reveals that Roe v. Wade is likely to be overturned. We discuss abortion, abortion policy, and what Americans say when they’re polled about these things. Is there a hard-and-fast line to draw? Does biology provide insights? We argue that abortion is not a women’s issue, per se, but an issue that pertains to all humanity, while also being a feminist issue.
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Judge Alito’s draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, leaked on May 2, 2022: https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/02/read-justice-alito-initial-abortion-opinion-overturn-roe-v-wade-pdf-00029504
Heather’s 2018 piece on abortion in Areo: https://areomagazine.com/2018/08/24/on-abortion-time-space-error-and-ethics/
Gallup poll on American’s positions on abortion, 1975 – 2021: https://news.gallup.com/poll/1576/abortion.aspx
If You Don’t Agree, You Must Be Ignorant: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/equal-knowledge?r=83qgf&s=w&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
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