#ReclaimRoe w/@dsc250 & @jgonzalez_rojas / @NLIRH — #KatieSpeakShow Ep20 01/23/2015

In brief: Constitutional law professor/author David Cohen breaks down the complexity of Roe and why we need to reclaim it and more. And the ever-positive, inspiring Jessica González-Rojas of NLIRH & All* Above All brings the heart and emotion in the stories of those for whom abortion is legal in-name-only.

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Enhanced audio: #ReclaimRoe w/@dsc250 & @jgonzalez_rojas / @NLIRH — #KatieSpeakShow Ep20 01/23/2015


I was really excited both of today’s guests were able to take time during one of the busiest reproductive rights/health weeks of the year. David and Jessica are two of my favorite people any week, but they are an especially awesome one-two punch for a landmark that gets both over-celebrated and under-appreciated for what it actually meant. Roe v Wade was incredibly complicated and I’m psyched I can bring you two of the best voices to break it down.

Links to on-air references:

My take…

My #ReclaimRoe article for Truthout: “Abortion Is as Old as Pregnancy: 4,000 Years of Reproductive Rights History”

My piece envisioning a world without Hyde at The Establishment: “Hillary Takes Crucial Stand Against Anti-Choice Hyde Amendment”

My piece on ReproAction’s push back on March For Life’s propaganda at The Establishment: “Why Is The Pro-Life Movement Pretending It’s Pro-Women?”

VOTE to boost NLIRH’s funding through CREDO: “Every month, CREDO donates a portion of our revenue to three amazing progressive causes — NLIRH/Jan”

Info on Lucy Flores — congressional candidate in NV

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


David Cohen’s piece at Slate: “When the Swing Justice Doesn’t Swing”

Dahlia Lithwick’s piece at Slate: “Anthony Kennedy’s Right to Choose”

Latino/a Health and Civil Rights Advocates File Amicus Brief in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole

“For the first time, women are using their real names to tell the Supreme Court about their abortions” at Vox

My piece on my trip the the RGV for Truthout: “The Uncertainty of Access: Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley”

Follow my guests…

David Cohen: on Twitter & ”Living In the Crosshairs” book

Jessica González-Rojas: on Twitter, NLIRH Twitter, NLIRH website

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