North Central College in the News
North Central College dean and political science professor featured on FOX 32 Chicago & WGN-TV
Jul 27, 2022
Stephen Maynard Caliendo and William Muck digest Biden’s executive order on reproductive rights
President Joe Biden signed an executive order in early July to protect access to abortion as he faced mounting pressure from fellow Democrats to be more forceful on the subject after the Supreme Court ended a constitutional right to the procedure at the end of June.
The actions he outlined are intended to mitigate some potential penalties women seeking abortion may face after the ruling but are limited in their ability to safeguard access to abortion nationwide. Biden acknowledged the limitations facing his office, saying it would require an act of Congress to restore access to abortion in the more than a dozen states where strict limits or total bans have gone into effect in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling. About a dozen more states are set to impose additional restrictions in the coming weeks and months.
Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed with reporter Tia Ewing of FOX 32 Chicago on the executive order. William Muck, professor and chair of the political science department at North Central College, interviewed anchors Ray Cortopassi and Lourdes Durante of WGN-TV on the same topic.