Monday, January 24, 2011

On the airwaves: "The Morality of Abortion...."

For the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, listen and SPREAD these powerful radio broadcasts.

Both shows celebrate the right to abortion, celebrate the doctors and health care providers who risk their lives every day to provide women access to this essential right, and examine the state of abortion rights today.  And both include critically important discussion of the changing moral discourse surrounding abortion.

The Morality of Abortion and the Immorality of Those Who Would Force Women to Bear Children Against Their Will

Hosted by Sunsara Taylor, the program begins with Dr. Leroy Carhart, one of the few doctors left who provides second trimester abortions.  After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in 2009, Dr. Carhart stepped out even further – and became targeted by the anti-choice fascists as “enemy # 1” – by declaring that he will continue to serve the women who need abortions in his area.  Further, he has expanded his practice to Baltimore and is working to train more doctors in later term abortion services.

Then, the show features a three way conversation between:

Merle Hoffman, the President and Founder of Choices Women’s Medical Center and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of On the Issues Magazine.  She has been on the front lines providing abortions since 1971 and an outspoken activist and women’s rights advocate.

Debra Sweet, the National Director of World Can’t Wait.  She was central to organizing clinic defense against Operation Rescue across the country throughout the 90’s and continues to expose and mobilize against the attacks on women’s right to abortion and the providers who serve them.

Carole Joffe, author of Dispatches From the Abortion Wars: The Cost of Fanaticism to Doctors, Patients, and the Rest of Us, as well as, Doctors of Conscience: The Struggle to Provide Abortion Before and After Roe V. Wade.

The Michael Slate Show: ON ABORTION

Michael Slate hosts Carole Joffe (author of Dispatches from the Abortion Wars) on the impact of the war on abortion rights. Jessica Arons,, on the impact of the Hyde Amendment on women, especially women of color and Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution newspaper, on the morality of the right to abortion, and the immorality of those who oppose it.

posted by Sunsara Taylor at 9:41 PM


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