Reversing Roe v Wade isn’t enough and US Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas now wants to revisit same-sex marriage & contraception laws. Mike Papantonio is joined by journalist & podcast host, Rick Outzen, to discuss.


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Mike Papantonio:             You know, before you take off, give me a, just a quick on Clarence Thomas. As I look at, as I look at not just the, the abortion issue, as I look at everything coming out of the Supreme Court right now, you go, what’s up with this guy? Go ahead.

Rick Outzen:                          Well, he set the stage. He wants us to look at, he wants the Supreme Court to look at, you know, same sex marriages. Look at the right to contraception. Now, Roe versus Wade, we know almost 60% of the American public believes that that was a bad decision, to overturn that.

Mike Papantonio:             Mm-hmm.

Rick Outzen:                          But we know that, that over 70% believe in the right of same-sex marriage, over 90% believe in the right to contraception, that it should be made available universally.

Mike Papantonio:             Are, are they reading this into Clarence Thomas or has he made statements?

Rick Outzen:                          No, he actually, he cited the cases he wanted to go back and see, and these are the cases.

Mike Papantonio:             And what would they be, Rick, specifically? What, what types of, I mean, obviously big social issues.

Rick Outzen:                          Well, it was Griswold and Connecticut, which was about government cannot interfere with the people’s right to procure contraceptives.

Mike Papantonio:             Right.

Rick Outzen:                          That’s, that’s the oldest one. That’s 1965. 2003 Lawrence versus Texas, where they effectively, you know, that they overturned a Texas law that said that people of the same sex couldn’t marry.

Mike Papantonio:             Correct.

Rick Outzen:                          So he’s, these are the cases he cited.

Mike Papantonio:             And he’s saying, I wanna go back and look at these.

Rick Outzen:                          I wanna go back and look at those.

Mike Papantonio:             Okay.

Rick Outzen:                          You know, that’s why they have a lower approval rating than Biden.

Mike Papantonio:             Yeah, yeah

Rick Outzen:                          The Supreme Court does.

Mike Papantonio:             Yeah, yeah. Thanks for joining me. Okay.

Rick Outzen:                          Good to be here.

Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer"; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.