Celebrating @WholeWomans Health Win At #SCOTUS w/@AndreaGrimes & @WomensLawProj — #KatieSpeakShow Ep43 07/02/2016

In brief: VICTORY!!! Feminist Texan and reproductive justice activist/writer Andrea Grimes is back on the show to break down the Whole Woman’s Health win at the Supreme Court. We talk about the decision (let’s hear it for Justice Breyer!), how it felt that day, and the ongoing fight to bring reproductive healthcare to everyone in her state. Spoiler: this win didn’t automatically fix things.

Also on the show, Susan Frietsche, Senior Staff Attorney at the Women’s Law Project, talks about the situation in Pennsylvania and how it relates to the WWH case. WLP contributed a brief to the WWH case that pushes back on the notion that TRAP laws benefit anyone’s health and that the Kermit Gosnell case in any way “proves” the need for abortion restrictions. Quite the opposite, in fact.

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Links to on-air references:

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


“Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Anti-Abortion Law” — follow the liveblog! at Texas Observer

“Supreme Court Blocks Implementation of Mississippi and Wisconsin Abortion Restrictions” by Jessica Pieklo at Rewire

Andrea going at TX Right to Life on Twitter

“‘The Daily Show’ creates stir after SCOTUS tweet” via The Hill

Andrea on Twitter: responding to the Daily Show’s reaction to WWH

The Amicus Brief co-written by Susan Frietsche, Senior Staff Attorney at the Women’s Law Project via Women’s Law Project

Sue’s article at Salon: “Preventing the Next Kermit Gosnell: Stricter abortion laws won’t do it.”

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Andrea Grimes: on Twitter; Facebook author page

Women’s Law Project: on Twitter; website

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