Brad and Dan continue to discuss what the post-Roe landscape looks like. They begin by going through a new article by Katherine Stewart and the New Republic. Stewart shows how Alito uses the argument from history to take women’s rights away in the future. She compares it to the Dred Scott decision and argues that Alito smuggles in a White Christian nationalist framework into his legal opinion.
Katherine Stewart’s article: https://newrepublic.com/article/166404/christian-right-roe-alito-abortion
This leads to analysis of the various calls for civility when protesting the overturning of Roe. Since protesters began going to the houses of SCOTUS justices, there have been calls for civility. Brad reminds us that when those in power call for civility, they are not asking you to be good citizens, but obedient ones.
Tim Alberta at the Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/06/evangelical-church-pastors-political-radicalization/629631/
Dan then leads the discuss through a long new article by Tim Alberta at the Atlantic on the radicalization of evangelical politics and what it looks like on the ground.
The episode finishes with both hosts offering a scathing critique of a new anti-abortion oped at Newsweek.
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