Why There Must Be a Defiant, Mass Outpouring for Abortion Rights on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
When the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade in 1973, for the first time, women could decide for themselves whether and when they wanted to give birth to children. Before then, thousands of women suffered death or serious injury every year from illegal abortions. Even so, Roe did not guarantee women's right to abortion but only to a certain scope of "privacy" in this sphere.
Now in 2016, abortion rights are in a state of emergency. Clinics are closed by restrictive state laws. Humiliating and unnecessary restrictions are placed on women. And even greater dangers to this fundamental human right are looming.
We spend the whole hour with Sunsara Taylor to talk about why there needs to be a defiant outpouring of resistance.
Sunsara Taylor is a writer for Revolution newspaper , and an initiator of End Pornography and Patriarchy, the Enslavement and Degradation of Women, which is calling for protests on both coasts January 22 and 23, to confront anti-woman Marches for "Life."
There Must Be a Defiant, Mass Outpouring for Abortion Rights This Roe v. Wade Anniversary,January 22, 2016 by Sunsara Taylor | November 9, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | Revcom.us