Your Call: Responding to attacks on abortion 45 years after Roe v. Wade

Jan 23, 2018


In the 45 years since the Supreme Court decided the landmark Roe v. Wade case, which legalized abortion in the United States, mostly Republicans have enacted hundreds of policies that restrict access to abortion and other reproductive care.

How has access to abortion changed in the decades since that watershed case? We’ll speak with women who are fighting for abortion access and women who remember what life was like when abortion was illegal.


Layidua Salazar, board member of of ACCESS Women's Health Justice, which connects women to reproductive care services

Liz Kniss, ICU nurse before Roe v. Wade was decided, Mayor of Palo Alto, and former Palo Alto City Council member

Lisa Lindelef, San Francisco-based licensed attorney, community activist, and volunteer

Loretta Ross, co-founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, and author of Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practices and Critique

Web Resources:

Huffington Post: Roe v. Wade Turns 45, But There’s No Time To Celebrate

Mother Jones: 45 Years After Roe v. Wade, the War on Women Rages On

New York Times: Roe v. Wade Was About More Than Abortion

Guttmacher Institute: An Overview of Abortion Laws