August 2022 Meetup: Roe, Dobbs, Wade, and Jackson

For the August discussion meetup, we’ll be cautiously, tentatively, and with assumptions of good faith all around (!) prodding at the culture war by discussing the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court. This decision overturns Roe v Wade.

We have many directions we can go in including the relationship of the Supreme Court to legislation and policy, the consequences (intended or otherwise) of restricting abortion, and, should we dare, the ethics of abortion itself.

Thanks to Nathaniel and Jana for the suggested readings for this month’s topic.


  • Date: Saturday, 8/6 @ 2pm-4pm
  • Location: South Loop Strength & Conditioning – upstairs in the mezzanine 645 S Clark Chicago IL 60605 Note: Todd owns this gym so that’s why there’s a Rationality meetup at a gym 🙂

Please feel free to come to the meetup even if you don’t do any (or only some) of the suggested reading. These are just starting points to get the discussion going and are by no means required.

Please also feel free to come even if you’re worried you aren’t the “typical person who comes to a Rationality meetup.”



Should you dare wade into some comment threads:


Full Text of Supreme Court decisions:

Abortion info:

Due Process Clause info:

Philosophy info:

And, the most important question of all: