5:30 pm | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
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On October 25th we'll discuss Crow After Roe: How "Separate But Equal" Has Become the New Standard in Women's Health and How We Can Change That by Jessica Mason Pieklo and Robin Marty.
About the Author(s) and the Book
2013 marks the fortieth anniversary of the Supreme Court's abortion decision in Roe v. Wade, one of the most divisive rulings ever to shape American politics. In recent years, attempts to overturn Roe v. Wade have reached a fevered pitch. Since 2010, hundreds of bills banning or putting up roadblocks to abortion access, contraception, and basic women's health have been proposed across the United States, with nearly one hundred new laws going into effect. The goal is to create a law that will eventually be brought before the Supreme Court in order to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Crow After Roe: How "Separate But Equal" Has Become the New Standard In Women's Health And How We Can Change That examines eleven states--Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Texas, Utah and Washington DC--that since 2010 have each passed a different anti-abortion or anti-women's health law explicitly written to provoke a repeal of Roe v. Wade. The chilling effect of these laws has been to establish a reproductive health care system in these states that makes abortion legal in name only, and which places women--especially poor, rural, or those of color--into a separate health care class, with few choices or control. Featuring a foreword by Gloria Feldt.
About the Author(s)
Robin Marty is RH Reality Check's senior political reporter, focusing primarily on state legislation restricting women's reproductive rights. Her political, women's rights, and reproductive articles have appeared in Ms. magazine, Truthout, AlterNet, and BlogHer. Jessica Mason Pieklo is a senior legal analyst at RH Reality Check and the former Assistant Director of the Health Law Institute at Hamline University School of Law. An attorney and law professor, Jessica writes on issues of constitutional law and public policy. Her articles have appeared in Ms. magazine, Truthout, and AlterNet.