Abortion

Is Joe Biden's Folksy Shtick Beginning to Backfire?

Is Joe Biden’s Folksy Shtick Beginning to Backfire?

June 16, 2019

We can all have a good laugh at the scientific reasons why Biden’s comment about curing cancer was ridiculous, but his view of his own importance is no laughing matter

The Fight to Restrict Abortion Could Cost Republicans The 2020 Election

The Fight to Restrict Abortion Could Cost Republicans the 2020 Election

June 14, 2019

As conservatives restrict abortion access state by state, women have begun to win political offices and even challenge President Trump for the highest office in the country. A discussion with feminist icon Katherine Spillar co-founder of Ms. Magazine and Executive Director of the Feminist Majority

How the U.S. Crackdown on Abortion Laws Influences Other Countries

How the U.S. Crackdown on Abortion Laws Influences Other Countries

May 23, 2019

As Americans struggle to decide the fate of reproductive rights state by state, the U.S. government has imposed a “Gag Rule” that would remove U.S. federal funding from any country or international organization that provides abortions or even advises women that abortion is their choice

New Abortion Laws 'Go Against Common Sense'

New Abortion Laws ‘Go Against Common Sense’

May 19, 2019

Conservatives have launched a new attack on abortion rights, which go against both medical science and common sense, says Anoa Changa, but the point is to bring the issue to the new conservative Supreme Court majority

U.S. Gag Rule Expansion Will Constrain Women's Rights Worldwide

U.S. Gag Rule Expansion Will Constrain Women’s Rights Worldwide

April 26, 2019

The Trump administration’s global gag rule will not only stop abortion funding, but will bar organizations worldwide from offering comprehensive reproductive health services

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