Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh: To Deepen the ‘Imperial Presidency’

September 4, 2018

US Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Trump’s Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh began on Tuesday. We discuss his nomination and the hearings and how they will affect executive power, abortion, and international law with Marjorie Cohn

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement: End of Roe v. Wade?

June 28, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement will represent a major blow to liberal precedents, as Trump will appoint a new justice now who will work to reverse them. Legal abortion, affirmative action, death penalty protections, will probably all be overturned, says Prof. Francis Boyle

Brazilian Women Protest Legislation that Could Ban Abortion

November 15, 2017

A constitutional amendment in Brazil has passed a key committee in the legislature and, if passed, would criminalize all abortions, even in cases of rape and risk to the mother’s life. Mike Fox reports from Brazil

Final Presidential Debate Accentuates Candidates’ Divide on Abortion Rights

October 22, 2016

The candidates take neoliberal positions on most issues, but their positions on Roe v. Wade show what’s at stake for women’s rights, says attorney Kamau Franklin

Latin America

October 2, 2013
Abortion remains legally restricted in almost all of Latin America, and in Bolivia clandestine abortions are the third leading cause of maternal deaths

Mass Protests in North America

July 23, 2013
Rev. Curtis Gatewood: Senate bill would make it harder for college students, low income households to vote, as GOP-controlled legislature aims to revive Jim Crow practices


July 11, 2013
Rocio Villalobos: Movement promises to challenge anti-abortion bill in Texas and across the country