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