May 10, 2022

Episode 49: Reproductive Rights in Crisis

This week, we react to the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which would overturn Roe v Wade and eliminate the constitutional right to abortion. Peggy Li speaks with Jenny Ma, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Rosann Mariappuram, Jane's Due Process, about the impact the draft opinion will have if it is officially released by the Supreme Court and what it could mean for civil rights more broadly going forward. They discuss reproductive rights through the lens of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage and the experiences of AAPI women and those who can become pregnant. And they explain what we all can do to support reproductive rights.

Episode Host: Peggy Li, ACS Director of Chapters

Episode Guests:
Jenny Ma, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Reproductive Rights
Rosann Mariappuram, Executive Director, Jane's Due Process

National Network of Abortion Funds
Abortion Care Network
"Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows," by Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward, Politico
Justice Alito's draft opinion which would overturn Roe v. Wade
"Top 5 Reasons Why the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Case Matters," by the Center for Reproductive Rights
"Why was a Texas woman charged with murder over an abortion?" by Nicole Narea, Vox
"An Asian American Moment: Seven Days in March," by Peggy Li

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