Making friends, Wisconsin abortion history

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A psychologist joins us to share how to best start and build friendships. Then, we talk to a pain of reproductive rights experts about the history of abortion laws and public opinion.

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  • WHYsconsin: 19th century attitudes on abortion

    Wisconsin’s 1858 law banning most abortions has been in effect since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June. But how did we get here? Why did that law stay on the books without being enforced for over 160 years? And why did 19th-century lawmakers want to restrict abortion in the first place? Two experts explain the social and political context that led every state except Kentucky to ban abortion by the end of the 19th century.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Marisa Franco Guest
  • Mary Ziegler Guest
  • Kimberley Reilly Guest