Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levy Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and has served as dean of the university’s law school. He is on the National Advisory Council of the ACLU and is also, we’re proud to say, an honorary director of the Freedom from Religion Foundation. His many books on constitutional law and free speech include Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion and Law from American Origins to the Twenty-First Century. He’s an expert in abortion rights law. In fact, later on in the program, we see a clip of Stone talking with the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade — the ruling that the Supreme Court recently overturned in its Dobbs decision.
“The fact is that the view that the court adopted in Dobbs is very much driven by religious belief, and that’s not supposed to be what determines the meaning of the American Constitution,” he tells “Freethought Matters” co-hosts Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor.
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