header image
Home Page
Hear Past Shows
About Us
January 19, 2020

Note: Justice Talking's grant funding expired in 2008 and the project has been closed. This website is an archive of the entire run of Justice Talking shows through June 30, 2008.
It is no longer being maintained. We apologize for any stale or broken links.
Featured Program

The Supreme Court Tackles Abortion: A Look at Mandatory Parental Involvement Laws
Last Featured: 11/21/2005

Listen to Full Program
(Windows Media Player Required)

Download the MP3
(Right-click and choose 'Save As...'
from the pop-up menu.)

Read Along with the Transcript
(Acrobat PDF file.)

Justice Learning Listening Guide
(Acrobat PDF file.)

Note: Justice Talking ceased production on June 30 of 2008. Link information on this site is not maintained and is provided for historical interest only. Although correct when posted, The Annenberg Public Policy Center makes no claim as the the accuracy or continued availability of any third party web links found on this site.

In a New Hampshire case challenging a law requiring parental notification for an abortion, the hotly contested issue is again before the United States Supreme Court. Join us on this edition of Justice Talking as we talk about whether a teenager has the right to have an abortion without her parents' involvement or without going before a judge to get permission.

Cynthia Gorney is a professor of journalism at the University of California at Berkely Graduate School of Journalism. She is the author of Articles of Faith: A Frontline History of the Abortion Wars, and has written for numerous magazines.

Cathy Ruse is a senior fellow for legal studies for the Family Research Council, a conservative public policy organization. She is also the former spokesperson on human life issues for the U.S. Catholic bishops. Mrs. Ruse was also Chief Counsel to the Constitution Subcommittee in the House of Representatives and in 1998-99, counsel to the House Judiciary Committee.

Louise Melling is Director of the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project. She has appeared in federal and state courts around the country to challenge laws that restrict reproductive rights and has participated in numerous challenges to laws restricting teenagers' access to abortion.

Frances Kissling is president of Catholics for a Free Choice. Kissling's organization challenges Catholic church leaders on some of today's most debated cultural and moral issues.

Joe Feuerherd is the Washington correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter. He focuses on church-related issues on Capitol Hill and the White House, on nonprofit associations and interest groups and reporting on the Washington-based U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Laurence Tribe is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard Law School specializing in constitutional law.

Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Hear the actual arguments before the supreme court of the case behind this week's show.

Listen to Audio:
Windows Media
MP3 Version
©1999-2020 University of Pennsylvania. All rights reserved. Any Justice Talking program downloaded or podcast from this site is for personal use only. Any Justice Talking program, or portion of it, may not reproduced, publicly distributed or displayed, used to create a derivative work, or otherwise copied or transmitted to a third party, in any format now known or hereafter discovered, except as expressly permitted by Law.

To request permission to use Justice Talking audio, please contact support.
Join the Debate
NOTE: Justice Talking Blogs and Forums have been closed.
Special Announcements
Justice Talking’s last broadcast & podcast was June 30, 2008.
Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England The case before the Supreme Court - Acrobat PDF file.
National Right to Life Committee
Planned Parenthood
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Advocates for Youth
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Abortion and Unborn Human Life
by Patrick Lee, Catholic University of America Press
Dear Diary, I'm Pregnant: Teenagers Talk About Their Pregnancy
by Annrenee Englander (Editor), Corinne Morgan Wilks (Editor)
Mom, Dad. . . I'm Pregnant: When Your Daughter or Son Faces an Unplanned Pregnancy
by Kathy Baer (Foreword), Jayne E. Schooler
The Unplanned Pregnancy Book for Teens and College Students
by Dorrie Williams-Wheeler
When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973
by Leslie J. Reagan
On the Docket
Highlights of the Supreme Court Term
Presidential Signing Statements