Season 1, Ep. 552
In this episode, Carliss N. Chatman, Assistant Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law, and Anthony Michael Kreis, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, discuss Chatman’s essay “If a Fetus Is a Person, It Should Get Child Support, Due Process, and Citizenship” and Kreis’s response, “Under Ten Eyes,” both of which are published in the Washington and Lee Law Review Online. Chatman’s essay is based on her viral tweet and Washington Post op-ed, arguing that state laws intended to make fetuses persons for the purpose of abortion law, should also make fetuses persons in relation to other laws, and teasing out the consequences. Kreis’s response reflects on how Chatman’s essay draws into relief the entire constitutional debate over reproductive rights, in historical context. Chatman is on Twitter at @carlissc and Kreis is at @AnthonyMKreis.
This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.