Breakpoint This Week: Abortion at the Supreme Court with Dobbs v. Jackson, The Shooting in Oxford, Michigan

John and Maria revisit the oral arguments for the Dobbs v. Jackson from the Supreme Court earlier this week. John shares insight from Ryan Anderson, who recently explained the impact of this case on the BreakPoint Podcast.

Maria then reports on the school shooting in Oxford, Michigan. She briefly tells a story being reported of a father whose son was killed in the shooting. The father reportedly told a friend when the two couldn’t locate his son that, Tate, the son, is the kind of person who would run towards the shooter. John and Maria discuss manhood and the importance of fathering in this cultural moment.


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The Changing Landscape of Being Pro-Choice

Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could upend Roe v. Wade. At the very least, Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is the most significant challenge to legalized abortion to date. In question in a Mississippi law known as the Gestational Age Act.  If the court decides the law should stand, the power to determine and limit abortion rights would effectively be returned to the states. 

The long battle over abortion in America has had many chapters. For years, most advocates of legalized abortion argued they were not really pro-abortion. Abortion, they claimed, was not a good thing, but women should have the right to decide whether or not to carry a baby to term. The painful decision to have an abortion, continued the rhetoric, is always tragic, but a woman must retain autonomy over her own body and health.BreakPoint>

Oral Arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Point to a Post-Roe Future

Today, on a very special edition of the BreakPoint podcast, I talk with Dr. Ryan Anderson, President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) located in Washington, D.C. about the case, the oral arguments, and what the future could hold.



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Michigan Suspect’s Parents Met With School Hours Before Shooting

Prosecutors said the 15-year-old boy accused of killing four classmates at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit on Tuesday had planned the attack “well before the incident.”

The suspect, a 15-year-old boy who was charged with murder in the deaths of four students, had no previous juvenile record. But school officials had concerns about his behavior in the classroom.

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Anthony Bradley on Michigan ShootingSuburban 15-year-old boys have been shooting up their high schools since 1999. There is a clear profile that explains why this 20+year pattern repeats. Girls don’t do this. Yet, when we say “There’s a boy crisis” no one believes us. Why don’t we want to focus on helping boys?


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