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I just listened to both parts of the podcast recommended in this column - the Viability Line. I am astounded. i studied Roe v. Wade in law school in the 1980’s. I researched and wrote articles about reproductive rights as a college professor. I fought for women’s rights for decades. I NEVER knew this about how the concept of viability became such a big part of the legal rules used by the courts. No wonder the anti-choice people have been using it against women for 50 years. I hope lots of people will listen to these podcasts and realize that it has to be women who make the decisions about their own bodies. It is far too emotionally and philosophically complex for other people to impose their beliefs on pregnant women.

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As a MO resident, I appreciate you covering all of this. You're a national treasure

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Glad to be a paying subscriber of your invaluable work!

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I am also a paying subscriber to Erin Reid’s Erin in the Morning Substack newsletter, and hers is like yours except it’s not about reproductive rights but trans rights (and the GOP assault on both). Her latest post is also about Missouri, which adds more fuel to my belief that trans rights and reproductive rights are the same issue: bodily autonomy and Republicans restricting them against the will of their voters.

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