Jan 15, 2020
Particularly relevant now that we’re in the 2020 election year
is the subject of rights, namely reproductive ones and others that
directly affect women.
That’s what Sara and Misasha will be diving into on this
episode, along with a brief coda to their recent 3-part series on
the Criminal Justice System, and that is what the President has the
power to change with regard to criminal justice versus what he or
she needs Congress to help with.
You’ll definitely want to listen in to this food-for-thought as
you reflect on the upcoming election.
Finally, this coming weekend, Sara and Misasha will be in Denver
recording a live episode at the 2020 Womxn’s March! Join them, if
- Misasha presents a brief primer on what the President “can” do,
and includes topics such as solitary confinement, police
use-of-force, reinstating voting rights to felons, and immigration
- What’s the problem with private prisons, anyway?
- Sara discusses the current cash bail system, the No Money Bail
Act of 2018, and the long-standing correlation between skin color
- Whoever becomes President in this upcoming election has a
direct impact on a woman’s right to control her own body.
- The United States Supreme Court has been asked to consider
overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that found that
criminalizing abortion violates Constitutionally-protected privacy
- Recently, over 200 members of Congress filed an amicus brief in
support of Louisiana’s so-called “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act”,
which will be going before the Supreme Court in March.
- If the Court rules in support of the Louisiana law restricting
abortion access, it could effectively overturn abortion protection
- Misasha outlines the impact it could have on those in Louisiana
and surrounding states who might need an abortion.
- Misasha notes an amicus brief from major medical and legal
groups in support of abortions.
- In order to understand the impact and the arc of reproductive
rights in this country, as well as the difference in rights when it
comes to white women versus women of color, Sara provides some key
milestones and highlights from 1916 and moving forward.
- Misasha quotes from the book The Doctors’ Case Against The
Pill by Barbara Seaman and the issue of safety.
- The TRAP law and why it matters.
- In the next two episodes, Sara and Misasha will explore certain
ways in which white women and women of color are not similarly
situated when it comes to reproductive rights and control over
their own bodies. The next episode will look at the history of this
divide and the impact of sterilization and abortion on both groups.
We hope you join us!
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THE 2020 WOMXN'S MARCH
Saturday, January 18
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Did You Miss the 3-Part Series on The Criminal Justice
to Part 1 Here - Criminal Justice: Jaw-Dropping Stats You
Should Know About
to Part 2 Here - Criminal Justice: 15 Going on 28
Part 3 Here - Understanding and Navigating the Juvenile Legal
System with Ji Seon Song
To Keep Up With News Regarding the Criminal Justice
The Doctors’ Case Against The Pill by Barbara