What just happened?: Abortion in the U.S. after Roe

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05/07/2022 12:00 am

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters

About: On June 24, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade and thus removed constitutional protection for abortion rights in the country. This decision will hurt millions of people – especially those who already face discriminatory obstacles to health care. In response, we recorded this episode of the SRHM Podcast to better understand the situation in the U.S. right now and the implications of this milestone ruling.

The conversation is moderated by Mindy Jane Roseman, Director of International Law Programs at Yale Law, the Director of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights, and SRHM Associate Editor. Mindy is speaking with Elizabeth Nash, Principal Policy Associate, State Issues with the Guttmacher Institute in Washington, DC, and Rachel Rebouché, Interim Dean of Temple University Beasley School of Law and James E. Beasley Professor of Law.

Listen here. 


Useful links:

The new abortion battleground by David S. Cohen, Greer Donley and Rachel Rebouché https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4032931

Updated map of abortion laws per state: https://states.guttmacher.org/policies/

New numbers on abortion in the US for 2019 and 2020: https://www.guttmacher.org/article/2022/06/long-term-decline-us-abortions-reverses-showing-rising-need-abortion-supreme-court

Take action:

If you can, consider donating to the Center for Reproductive Rights (https://reproductiverights.org/), Planned Parenthood (https://www.plannedparenthood.org/), or other advocacy groups or abortion clinics in the U.S.

The SRHM Podcast explores new research and emerging trends in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters or SRHM promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. At the heart of SRHM is a multidisciplinary, open-access, peer-reviewed journal. SRHM also creates and participates in spaces that motivate improvements in research, policy, services and practice. It contributes to capacity building in knowledge generation. Learn more at srhm.org.


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