In 2021, abortion access is still in the news; from our founding, the conversation around reproductive rights has been one of the most contentious political debates in America. This history is one that combines political, religious, and social forces, layered with systemic racism and misogyny. From Wonder Media Network, co-hosts Kate Kelly and Jamia Wilson unpack this rich history from the views of colonial America, to seminal Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, all the way to the present day.
Changing the Way We Talk About Abortion
Welcome to the final episode of Ordinary Equality Season Two. We’ve covered the history of abortion, the highs and lows of Roe v. Wade, the secret abortion underground of the 70s, and even the way the long southern strategy played into the state of abortion access in this country. Kate and Jamia look towards the future of the abortion conversation: what language should we change going forward? How can we even start to dismantle the anti-choice movement? And what do we change on our side of the conversation?
It’s a TRAP!
When the anti-choice movement couldn’t stop individuals from choosing to get an abortion, they turned to the next biggest roadblock-- the abortion providers themselves. Today, hosts Kate Kelly and Jamia Wilson are talking all about TRAP laws. How did the anti-choice movement work around Roe v. Wade? How did these laws create a systemic, legal attack on abortion access? And why are even more being passed today?
In 1994, twelve Black women gathered together in a room and redefined the movement for reproductive freedom-- they focused on an intersectional freedom, built an entirely new framework, and called it Reproductive Justice. Today, hosts Jamia Wilson and Kate Kelly take us through the history of the Reproductive Justice movement and the work it’s doing in a system that has ignored the needs of Black women for far too long.
The Long Southern Strategy
The anti-choice movement, the Red south, and the partisan divide on abortion access -- none of these are a coincidence. In fact, they’re all components of an organized campaign to make morality the backbone of the Republican party. Today, hosts Kate Kelly and Jamia Wilson trace the history of the Long Southern Strategy.
Roe v. Wade
We made it folks--this week, we’re talking about that landmark 1973 case, Roe v. Wade. Hosts Jamia Wilson and Kate Kelly walk through Roe from beginning to end, and discover why this case is still affecting the way we talk about abortion, 48 years later.
Bonus: Sharing Abortion Stories
Every time we talk about abortion, we destroy stigma by normalizing this common medical procedure. We're taking a break from our usual lineup this week to share some abortion stories from listeners and guests. You'll hear from a legendary human rights lawyer, an OBGYN, a former Mormon, and a non-binary storyteller. Tune in to hear about their experiences!
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Great work Kate & team!
This is so well done. The story telling, and weaving in of contemporary thought and sharing of historical accounts from the past really do this topic a great service. I feel like I am learning so much from these women and the stories of women of the past. So many heroes. Awesome podcast. Well done Kate, you rock!
The conversation I’ve needed in my life
Im a fan girl of Kate Kelly - and I adore everything she pours her energy into! Thanks for the important activism - thanks for teaching me so much!
An important podcast
I’ve learned so much by listening to this podcast :)