Air Date: 5–14-2022
Today we take a look at the options and actions still available after the Supreme Court overturns Roe for those seeking abortions and Reproductive Justice more widely. Plus, an obligatory explanation of how we got to now.
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An all-star panel, featuring law professor and podcast host Melissa Murray, journalist and bestselling author Jessica Bruder, and Slate’s news director Susan Matthews—host of the upcoming Season 7 of Slow Burn focusing on the road to Roe v Wade
Sebastian gets on his soapbox and lectures about the history of abortion rights and the anti-abortion right in the United States.
Looking at the intertwining fights for reproductive and voting rights.
Frank Schaeffer once produced propaganda films that helped launch the Christian right. Now he feels regret for what he calls an 'anti-family' movement.
Our own Dr. Lindsey Osterman has had an abortion, does not regret it, and wants to tell us why this basic healthcare right matters not just for those in extreme circumstances. Then we discuss the political situation and what can actually be done about it.
Progressive faith communities are learning how to support reproductive justice
Roz talks to socialist activist Emma Norton about the history of abortion rights, the limitations of looking to the Democrats to protect the right to choose, and the struggles that are needed to win.
David Daley writing for the Boston Globe writes the thought-provoking article "Your Vote Won't Help Restore Abortion Rights" WHAT!?
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We turned to Dr. Diana Greene Foster, the lead researcher on the interdisciplinary team behind The Turnaway Study. For over a decade, she and her fellow researchers followed just under a thousand women who sought an abortion across 21 states.
Dr. Lindsey Osterman discusses the idea of being made to carry a pregnancy to term before offering the baby for adoption.
Ch. 12: Final comments on how to make sure your efforts to support abortion access are well spent
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Abortion Access in Your State: A Quiz (with resources) (Lilith.org)
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Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions)
Description: The words "WHAT NOW?" in white are overlayed on a faded image of the U.S. Supreme Court. Below the words, is a faded portion of the top of Justice Alito's leaked draft majority opinion indicating Roe v. Wade will be struck down.
Credit: Composite design by Amanda Hoffman using images in the public domain.
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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