12:00am

Wed January 23, 2013
40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Today on Your Call: How has the status of reproductive rights changed since Roe v. Wade?



  On today's Your Call we’ll speak with activists who work on the frontlines of reproductive justice.  This year marks the 40th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. Even though the majority support abortion, state laws restricting abortion are on the rise? What explains this?  Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here.  What are the realities for women seeking abortions 40 years after Roe v. Wade? It's Your Call, with Holly Kernan, and you.


Guests:


Darcy Baxter, Unitarian Universalist minister and a Regional Organizer for the California Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.


Carol Joffe, professor at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at UCSF and a professor emerita at UC Davis and author of "Dispatches from the Abortion Wars: The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us."


Jasmine Burnett, founding member of Trust Black Women partnership, a national network of Black women leaders and organizations that mobilized against the 2010-2011 racist anti abortion billboard campaign and current leader of the New York Coalition for Reproductive Justice 


Resources:
 

Rose Aguilar will be moderating an event to celebrate Roe v. Wade this Saturday in San Francisco. There are several ‘Trust Women’ events happening across the country  this week.

Dissent: Roe v. Wade and Beyond: Forty Years of Legal Abortion in the United States


Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations: Reproductive Justice: Expanding Our Social Justice Calling 


Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations: Spiritual Dilemmas and the Right to Choice


RH Reality Check: A New Day for Abortion Providers?


Center for American Progress: Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Reproductive Justice 


Sunday's Legacies of Justice service on Roe v. Wade, repro-justice, and MLK


TheReligiousLeft.org: Legacies of Justice: Roe v. Wade and MLK


RH Reality Check: A New Generation of Abortion Activists: Shaping the Future


Advocates for Youth


PolicyMic: 43 Abortion Restrictions Were Passed In 2012, Second-Most of All Time


PolicyMic: On Roe v. Wade Anniversary, Whatever Happened to Jane Roe?

C-Ville: New state regulations could put one of two local abortion clinics out of business

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