Air Date: 4–5-2019
Today we take a look at the current state of abortion rights - Hint: They're already in tatters - and speculate about what's to come as Roe vs Wade faces relentless chipping away and the possibility of full repeal.
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One reproductive justice organization considers the future of reproductive health access under the US Supreme Court.
A conversation with the reproductive justice advocates at the SIA Legal Team about their important work on behalf of people who self-induce abortions.
Lauren Kelley, The New York Times Editorial Board, Women and Reproductive Rights Editor, discusses the special series by the New York Times editorial board that explores what fetal personhood laws are, how they’ve been used to successfully chip away at Roe v. Wade and why women with wanted pregnancies end up prosecuted under them.
Abortion is so taboo. People don’t talk about abortions they’ve had. Doctors don’t talk about abortions they’ve given. But it's happening a lot. So, what actually happens in an abortion, can the fetus feel pain and what are the risks?
Exploring new safe at-home abortion options and the growing movement for “self-managed abortions.”
Roe vs Wade is perhaps the best-known court case, but will the decision be overturned?
Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment.
Mothers and pregnant women are discriminated against, devalued, and punished—here at home, and around the world. Katha Pollitt talks about how that has happened—and why.
Ch. 9: Representation is important but you can't substitute identity for values - Ryan from Chicago
Ch. 10: Final comments giving examples of people who like to get in on the con of patriarchy and white supremacy
Call & write your members of Congress to tell them to support the EACH Woman Act via Center for Reproductive Rights
Explore & share this NationalFamilyPlanning.org’s interactive map on Title X data and impact by state
Learn more about how Title X changes impact care at istandwithpp.org/no-gag-rule
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Radical Attempts to Ban Abortion Dominate State Policy Trends in the First Quarter of 2019 (Guttmacher Institute)
Supreme Court Sides With California Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers (NPR, June 2018)
Researched & written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- The Back Lot - Sunday at Slims
- LaBranche - Bayou Birds
- Denzel Sprak - CloudCover
- Milkwood - The Cabinetmaker
- The Spinnet - Castle Danger
- No Smoking - Sunday at Slims
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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