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November 23, 2020  

Are abortions an essential medical service during a pandemic?

November 23, 2020

The panel discusses court responses to states imposing restrictions on abortion during the present COVID pandemic. Is medicine an area where public necessity can outweigh private rights? Does restricting abortion actually reduce the use of PPE? What are the ethics around using a public health emergency to advance an agenda? 

The article discussed is: B. Jessie Hill, ESSENTIALLY ELECTIVE: THE LAW AND IDEOLOGY OF
RESTRICTING ABORTION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, 106 Va. L. Rev. Online 99 (2020)

Host: Seth Trott

Panel: Tony Fernando, Courtney Buechler, Nailah Graves-Manns, Schenley Kent

Audio: Mohammed Saleem

Producer: Tony Fernando