#1501 Navigating Post-Roe America

Air Date: 7–13-2022

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Today, we take a look at how the Supreme Court stripped abortion rights for half the country, what life will look like for those seeking abortions and what we can do both personally and politically to fight back.

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Ch. 1: Aimee Arrambide of Avow Texas with Abortion Resources - Burn It All Down - Air Date 6-29-22

Jessica Luther talks with Aimee Arrambide who provides information and abortion resources related to the overturning of Roe V. Wade.

Ch. 2: Looking for an abortion online? Listen to this first. - There Are No Girls on the Internet - Air Date 6-28-22

Computer scientist and social media expert Dr. Jen Golbeck has been running a popular TikTok series educating people on how to be more secure while navigating abortion online.

Ch. 3: The Day 'Roe' Died - Boom! Lawyered - Air Date 6-24-22

For the first time in this country's history, an unelected majority of Supreme Court justices have taken away a fundamental constitutional right.

Ch. 4: When Pregnancy becomes Crime - This Is Hell! - Air Date 7-5-22

We welcome writer and philosophy scholar at Cornell University, Kate Manne. Kate talks about her Substack article "Criminalizing Pregnant People: A Brief Retrospective."

Ch. 5: “A Devastating Ruling”: Law Prof. Michele Goodwin & SCOTUS Attorney Kitty Kolbert on Overturning Roe - Democracy Now! - Air Date 7-4-22

As protests continue across the country in response to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, speak with two leading legal scholars. Kathryn "Kitty" Kolbert is co-founder of the Center for Reproductive Rights

Ch. 6: Just Doing The Job They Were Put On The Court To Do - Amicus With Dahlia Lithwick - Air Date 6-25-22

Well it happened, Roe v Wade has been swept away and Dahlia Lithwick is joined by Mary Ziegler, a law professor at the University of California, Davis.

Ch. 7: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Pres. Biden Should Forcefully Support Ending The Filibuster & Expanding SCOTUS - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Air Date 6-29-22

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lays out the case for what Democrats need to do in response to the Dobbs decision that stripped abortion rights from half the country


Ch. 9: How The Supreme Court Killed Roe v. Wade - LegalEagle - Air Date 6-29-22

This is a sea change at the Supreme Court. ⛑ Tab for a Cause just launched Tab for Reproductive Health that will raise money for reproductive rights


Ch. 12: Final comments on the importance of state judicial elections


Start Paying Attention to State Judicial Elections:

Ballotpedia: ALL State Judicial Elections 2022 (scroll down for state links & maps)

Quick Links: Texas (18 appellate | 6 supreme); Florida (28 appellate | 5 supreme); Ohio (28 appellate | 3 supreme); Lousiana (22 appellate | 1 supreme); Tennesee (24 appellate | 5 supreme) ...and more.

Your State-by-State Guide to the 2022 Supreme Court Elections (via Bolts Magazine)

Share BOTL's Twitter Thread on this Subject


State Judge Elections Are About to Become Decisive for Abortion Rights (via Slate - July 6, 2022)

We Need to Reclaim State Courts From Big Money and Hateful Agendas (via TRUTHOUT - May 2019)

The Politics of Judicial Elections, 2019–20 (via Brennan Center - Jan. 25, 2022)

Gerrymandering or Creating New Courts (Dec 2021)

Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman 

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world)
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


Description: A black and white photo showing a large crowd of people protesting in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on the day Roe v. Wade was overturned, amidst ominous dark clouds in the sky.

Credit: "2022.06.24 Roe v Wade Overturned - SCOTUS, Washington, DC USA 175 143207" by Ted Eytan, Flickr | CC BY-SA 2.0 | Changes: Slightly cropped


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  • Jay Tomlinson
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