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Slow Burn
In the early 1970s, the future of abortion in America was far from settled. Roe v. Wade would change everything, though few knew it at the time. For the seventh season of Slate’s Slow Burn, host Susan Matthews explores the path to Roe—a time when more Republicans than Democrats supported abortion rights. You’ll hear the forgotten story of the first woman ever to be convicted of manslaughter for having an abortion, the unlikely Catholic power couple who helped ignite the pro-life movement, and a rookie Supreme Court justice who got assigned the opinion of a lifetime.
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4.6 stars from 27,308 ratings
This was a truly captivating season of Slow Burn and one that felt really timely given the recent Supreme Court action to overturn Roe. There is so much history here, and the episodes are thick with details, first-hand accounts, and documentation, yet it is woven together in a profoundly...Read full review »
LT22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/30/22
However… why has there not been a new episode in a month?
Applehack1002! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/17/22
Abortion is not a right
92% of all biologists consider human life to start at conception. With that being said, what reason is there to take the life of an innocent human being?
john doe 1 2 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/22
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