Mon, 30 May 2022
When a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion revealed plans to overturn Roe v. Wade, Amnesty International labelled it a victory of an emboldened global anti-abortion movement. The court’s decision, however, could place the United States at odds with regional trends across Latin America – where a transnational pro-choice “Green Wave” movement is growing, despite historic cultural and religious opposition.
What is the future of abortion in the Americas? We tackle that question–and where the U.S. fits into a changing reproductive health landscape–this week on World Affairs. We begin with a Mexican physician, who provided clandestine abortions in the country for over twenty years. Then, Ray is joined by Colombian attorney, Ximena Casas, to discuss the legal frameworks dictating abortion rights north and south of the U.S. border.
Gregory Berger, documentary filmmaker
Estela Kempis, Mexican physician
Ximena Casas, women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch
Direct download: Reproductive_Rights_pt._1_for_podcast_feed_REV2.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 2:00am PST