In brief: My chat with John & Molly about how centering marginalized communities brought about the biggest moment in reproductive justice in a generation.
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Enhanced audio: Radio Dispatch 07/16/15 — Katie Klabusich on #4EACHOfUs
It has definitely been too long since I’ve had the chance to chat with John and Molly; I can’t think of a better reason than the biggest moment in reproductive justice in a generation. We talk about the first proactive legislation in federal history, it’s mainstream support among voters of all demographics, and the way centering the voices and needs of marginalized groups is how this came about.
The unfortunately transexclusionary short-hand name — The EACH Woman Act — is tremendous legislation. It would end all insurance coverage bans in the U.S. including the perpetually reintroduced Hyde Amendment which is attached to the federal budget to prevent tax dollars from providing abortion care. (This is one of many reasons why the GOP’s endless effort to defund Planned Parenthood over abortion provision is ridiculous on its face.)
As per usual, the Knefels ask awesome questions, make great points, and foster thoughtful conversation. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed being on with them!
Links to on-air references:
My piece for Truthout: “Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage”
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