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The Half Hour with YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Episode 3 - Texas Abortion Law

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

Time to get excited, Extemporaneous Speakers! Episode Three of the Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer will address the controversial Texas Abortion Law.


3 | Texas Abortion Law

-----Description of Podcast-----

The passing of the new abortion law in Texas has made it harder for women to obtain an abortion. Legalizing abortions for private citizens proves to be a challenge to Roe v. Wade (1973). In this episode, YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis explain the law and explore its impacts.

-----Sources from this Video-----

  1. Texas Senate Bill 8 [Texas Heartbeat Act] -

  2. CBS News - Texas 6-Week Abortion Ban into Effect after Silence from Supreme Court -

  3. The Texas Tribune - Gov. Abbott Signs One of the Strictest Abortion Measures -

  4. NPR - What the Texas Law is and what are its Effects -

  5. NYTimes - Confusion in Texas as the Abortion Law Goes into Effect -

  6. Britannica - Roe v. Wade -

  7. ABC News - Who Was Jane Roe, the woman at the heart of the landmark abortion case -

  8. Cornell Law School - Jane ROE, et al., Appellants, v. Henry WADE. -

  9. Cornell Law School - Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson -

  10. The Hill - Supreme Court trashed its own authority in a rush to gut Roe v Wade -

  11. NPR - Biden Not Wanting to Expand the Supreme Court -

  12. Newsweek - Alan Dershowitz’s Thoughts on Supreme Court & Texas Abortion Law -

  13. The Daily Hatch - Supreme Court rules 5-4 to Leave Abortion Law in Place -

  14. WP - Mexico Decriminalizes Abortion -

  15. NPR - What The Texas Abortion Ban Does — And What It Means For Other States -

  16. The 19th - Advocates fear Texas abortion ban could impact lgbtq+ healthcare -

  17. NPR - What Texas' New Abortion Law Means For The People Who Seek And Provide Them -

  18. Questions retrieved from Extemp Central -

-----About The Half Hour-----

The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.

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-----Credits and Credentials-----

Video/Audio Recording: Zoom Video Communications

Production Recording: OBS Studio

Design Production: Adobe Spark

Hosts: YuYu Yuan, Spencer Travis

Produced By: Spencer Travis

Powered By: One Clap Speech and Debate Podcast [Lyle Wiley]

Music By: Lyle Wiley (Production: GarageBand)


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