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Host David Ridgen and investigative journalist Amanda Robb dig into the 1998 murder of her uncle, a New York doctor killed for performing abortions. They uncover a network of anti-abortion movements linked to violence in North America and Europe. Twenty years later, debates about reproductive rights are heating up in the U.S. What can we learn from the past?

Previous seasons: S1: Adrien McNaughton. S2: Sheryl Sheppard. S3: Dee & Moore. S4: Greavette. S5: Kerrie Brown. S6: Donald Izzett Jr.

Someone Knows Something: The Abortion Wars CBC True Crime

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Host David Ridgen and investigative journalist Amanda Robb dig into the 1998 murder of her uncle, a New York doctor killed for performing abortions. They uncover a network of anti-abortion movements linked to violence in North America and Europe. Twenty years later, debates about reproductive rights are heating up in the U.S. What can we learn from the past?

Previous seasons: S1: Adrien McNaughton. S2: Sheryl Sheppard. S3: Dee & Moore. S4: Greavette. S5: Kerrie Brown. S6: Donald Izzett Jr.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    S7 E1: Aiding, Abetting, Abortion

    S7 E1: Aiding, Abetting, Abortion

    Access to abortion has taken on urgency as the laws protecting it come under attack in the U.S. Working with family member Amanda Robb, David examines the murder of her uncle, an abortion provider in the U.S., and the resulting conviction of a fanatical sniper. Both discover that this murder may be the endgame of a series of doctor shootings that actually began in Canada.

    • 32 min
    S7 E2: Remembrance

    S7 E2: Remembrance

    New episodes every Tuesday, with 2-week early-access for CBC True Crime Premium subscribers.

    In the 1990s, three Canadian abortion providers are shot and gravely injured — all about a year apart, all around Remembrance Day. David begins his examination of these attacks by speaking to Canadian family members. In so doing, David discovers connections between the Canadian shootings and the murder of Amanda Robb’s uncle, Dr. Barnett Slepian. An eyewitness account reveals new information publicly for the first time.

    S7 E3: The Informant

    S7 E3: The Informant

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    David interviews key members of the Canadian/U.S. police task force formed to find the person who shot Canadian abortion providers and killed Dr. Barnett Slepian. Do they think the shooter acted alone? What will the man behind the FBI code name Jack Steele, a key confidential informant, reveal?

    Season 7: The Abortion Wars - Trailer

    Season 7: The Abortion Wars - Trailer

    Coming May 2022: the return of Someone Knows Something. In Season 7, host David Ridgen and American journalist Amanda Robb investigate the 1998 murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian — Robb’s uncle — who was shot in an act of anti-abortion violence. The series explores the anti-abortion radical who was responsible for the murder and the possible links to similar attacks on Canadian doctors. With protests on the rise and debates about reproductive rights heating up in the U.S., could more violence be on the horizon?

    • 3 min
    S6 Episode 1: Mother’s Day

    S6 Episode 1: Mother’s Day

    On Mother’s Day 1995, Debra receives a distressing phone call from her son, Donnie. Crying and upset, he asks her to wire him some money. After what sounds like a scuffle and a scream, the phone goes dead. Debra never hears from Donnie again.

    • 48 min
    S6 Episode 2: Pitfire

    S6 Episode 2: Pitfire

    Debra notices a man repeatedly named in Donnie’s case file as a potential witness. Yet police never spoke to him. Could he be the key to finding out what happened to Donnie?

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17.8K Ratings

17.8K Ratings

Trish 1980 ,

Well researched

Keep it up

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Liam

Dude I know I’m only nine but this podcast is so good I want to watch it the rest of my life that’s how good it is so I recommend everyone watch this podcast it’s five stars

burnerET ,

Conveniently

This look into a killing of her uncle, an abortion provider, sure found a convenient time to become a podcast. Im sure some mentally ill man was part of this 20 plus years long plan to systematically take down Roe v Wade…and the Right are the looney ones…? Lol

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