Supreme Court’s possible abortion ruling, Menthol ban

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People standing outside the U.S. Supreme Court and protesting anti-abortion
A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court early Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday. Whatever the outcome, the Politico report represents an extremely rare breach of the court’s secretive deliberation process, and on a case of surpassing importance. Alex Brandon/AP Photo

We look at the potential impact of a leaked Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn federal abortion protections. Also, a public health professor joins us to explore the impact of the FDA’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes.

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  • How an FDA menthol ban could impact health disparities

    The FDA is proposing a full ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. We talk to a public health professor about how the move could impact racial, ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Charley Jacobs Guest
  • Sarah Mills Guest