Like so many of you, we’ve been following the latest updates in response to the Supreme Court’s recent overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision, enforcing the states’ rights to restrict or fully ban abortions. The New Yorker’s Stephania Taladrid, in a recent piece for the website, captures the harrowing moments in a Houston abortion clinic following the announcement of Roe’s end: the grief of the staffers, the shock and desperation of the patients, and the doctor’s recollections of the horror of self-managed abortion mishaps prior to Roe. Meanwhile, as per Ellie Hall’s reporting for Buzzfeed, anti-abortion supporters are using the language of physical militancy to describe their pivot to galvanizing their base for organizing post-Roe. A newly emboldened far right is preparing its next generation to take the fight against abortion (and reproductive rights more broadly) to new levels: the end of Roe is, as so many have observed in the past few days, only the beginning.
We’re dedicating this week’s Episode 79 of KK&F to looking at the trajectory of the struggle for abortion rights (and similar rights whose futures are impacted by that decision) going forward from here. And, of course, we’ll be thinking about what (and who) brought us to this massively regressive, undemocratic decision after nearly fifty years of federal protection of abortions. We’re joined by political commentator Pascal Robert, who has contributed to Black Agenda Report and Newsweek, and cohosts This Is Revolution podcast. We hope you’ll join us, too. Paying subscribers can access the video when it’s released on Friday night, while everyone can tune into the podcast on Saturday through Pandora, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and more.
While the anti-abortionists search for ways to make it illegal for those seeking abortions out-of-state, I'd say organize "holiday" traffic north to Canada. Bring 'em here by the busload!
fuck you, you shit bag capitalists