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The Supreme Court has done the unimaginable, repealing the landmark Roe v. Wade decision and stripping Americans of a fundamental right: abortion access. On the latest season of Ordinary Equality, hosts Kate Kelly and Jamia Wilson ask: what now? What does resisting bans and seeking care look like in a world without federal protection of abortion access? How can we build community and support the most vulnerable? How are abortion providers in states where abortion was already severely restricted working around the system? Join us as we decipher the future of abortion access and explore the stories of survival and resistance in a post-Roe world.

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The Supreme Court has done the unimaginable, repealing the landmark Roe v. Wade decision and stripping Americans of a fundamental right: abortion access. On the latest season of Ordinary Equality, hosts Kate Kelly and Jamia Wilson ask: what now? What does resisting bans and seeking care look like in a world without federal protection of abortion access? How can we build community and support the most vulnerable? How are abortion providers in states where abortion was already severely restricted working around the system? Join us as we decipher the future of abortion access and explore the stories of survival and resistance in a post-Roe world.

    Bonus from The Amendment: Keeping Democracy Intact with Nikole Hannah-Jones

    Bonus from The Amendment: Keeping Democracy Intact with Nikole Hannah-Jones

    We’re bringing you an episode of a new podcast we think you’ll love: The Amendment. A new podcast about gender, politics, and power from The 19th News and Wonder Media Network, The Amendment is hosted by award-winning journalist and 19th editor-at-large Errin Haines.

    Each week, Errin sits down with people who have fresh perspectives on the state of our country – and asks questions that center the voices of women, queer folks, and people of color. The Amendment adds much needed asterisks to America’s most pressing political conversations – and gets clear on the unfinished work of our democracy.

    In this episode, we hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones on what role the free press should play in ensuring the survival of our democracy.

    Nikole Hannah-Jones is the creator of the 1619 Project, Knight Chair in Race and Journalism at Howard University, and a leading voice on the vital role of journalism in our democracy today. In the inaugural episode of The Amendment, Errin and Nikole discuss the current state of journalism, the high stakes of this presidential election, the importance of historical context in our political moment, the challenges faced by Black women in journalism and more. 

    • 35 min
    Why Young People Were Key to Kansas's Win

    Why Young People Were Key to Kansas's Win

    In August, Kansas became the first state to vote on abortion protections since the fall of Roe v. Wade. And the opposition was fierce. But with a record-breaking turnout, Kansans voted to keep abortion access protected in the state constitution. This win was made possible thanks to grassroots organizers. Some of the loudest and most inspiring were from youth-centered groups.

    In this episode, Kate and Jamia talk to two of the organizers who mobilized young voters in Kansas. Local activist organizations from across the state came together to create an abortion campaign that was hopeful, playful, and uniquely Kansas.

    If you’re looking to take action in the fight for access to reproductive care, head to ActBlue’s directory to donate directly to reproductive justice groups and abortion funds across the country. ActBlue’s online fundraising platform is designed to support you as you support others, which is why they’re trusted by the millions of small-dollar donors who are driving meaningful, people-powered change. So check out ActBlue's directory, and follow @ActBlue on Twitter!

    • 31 min
    The Daily Campaign: How We Talk About Abortion

    The Daily Campaign: How We Talk About Abortion

    In 1971, a French weekly magazine published the Manifesto of the 343 -- 343 women who publicly announced they'd had an abortion when the procedure was illegal. The next day, a satirical paper called them the 343 "bitches." Three years later, they paved the way for the first legalization of abortion in France's history. The key? Talking about abortion -- campaigning for it in their day-to-day lives.

    In this episode, Kate and Jamia talk to one of the 343, who helped shift the narrative around abortion in France, and to a messaging expert to bring those lessons to the American context.

    If you’re looking to take action in the fight for access to reproductive care, head to ActBlue’s directory to donate directly to reproductive justice groups and abortion funds across the country. ActBlue’s online fundraising platform is designed to support you as you support others, which is why they’re trusted by the millions of small-dollar donors who are driving meaningful, people-powered change. So check out ActBlue's directory, and follow @ActBlue on Twitter!

    • 35 min
    Rewriting a Constitution: What We Can Learn from Chile

    Rewriting a Constitution: What We Can Learn from Chile

    Protestors in Chile fought for a referendum on basic civil rights. And it worked. They achieved what the United States has avoided doing since its foundation: they rewrote the constitution. This new document faces ratification in a few days. And it could become the first constitution in the world to enshrine abortion rights as one of its founding principles.

    In this episode, Kate and Jamia talk to some of the folks behind this historic movement. They learn just what goes into rewriting a country’s legal guide: how to say goodbye to an old model of lawmaking, how to learn from the mistakes of constitutions past, and how to write a new founding document as diverse as the country it’s meant to serve.

    If you’re looking to take action in the fight for access to reproductive care, head to ActBlue’s directory to donate directly to reproductive justice groups and abortion funds across the country. ActBlue’s online fundraising platform is designed to support you as you support others, which is why they’re trusted by the millions of small-dollar donors who are driving meaningful, people-powered change. So check out ActBlue's directory, and follow @ActBlue on Twitter!

    • 28 min
    Standing In The Gap

    Standing In The Gap

    As abortion rights are downgraded from federally protected to locally enforced, a small group of people stand in the gap: District Attorneys. On today's episode, Kate and Jamia hear from Georgia's Dekalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston. DA Boston makes the case for why DAs can play an important role in the resistence, which is why she's vowed not to prosecute those seeking or providing abortions.

    If you’re looking to take action in the fight for access to reproductive care, head to ActBlue’s directory to donate directly to reproductive justice groups and abortion funds across the country. ActBlue’s online fundraising platform is designed to support you as you support others, which is why they’re trusted by the millions of small-dollar donors who are driving meaningful, people-powered change. So check out ActBlue's directory, and follow @ActBlue on Twitter!

    • 31 min
    The Battle for Birth Control

    The Battle for Birth Control

    As we gear up for election season, it's safe to say that the abortion access is going to be top of mind. But what do refrains of "Vote! Vote for me!" mean, when it feels like no one is willing to go to bat for reproductive justice?

    This week, Jamia and Kate listen in as Ordinary Equality's executive producer, Jenny Kaplan chats with her connection on the Hill: her mom, Rep. Kathy Manning. Jenny and Rep. Manning pull back the curtain on what it actually takes to engineer a Congressional response to attacks on healthcare.

    If you’re looking to take action in the fight for access to reproductive care, head to ActBlue’s directory to donate directly to reproductive justice groups and abortion funds across the country. ActBlue’s online fundraising platform is designed to support you as you support others, which is why they’re trusted by the millions of small-dollar donors who are driving meaningful, people-powered change. So check out ActBlue's directory, and follow @ActBlue on Twitter!

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
611 Ratings

611 Ratings

quinntschromm ,

Empowering!!

I am a 12 year old girl and I believe strongly in abortion rights for all. I am so grateful for this podcast! :)

Petunia2012 ,

Powerful message + entertaining delivery

As a mom and feminist, I am so glad I found this podcast. The topics are presented in a fun, down to earth way. I love the way Kate shares personal and cultural context because it really brings home the critical importance of these conversations and the resulting actions!

Miriam Schulman ,

keep going

this is such important work and I'm grateful that you’re hosting these tough conversations

@schulmanArt host of The Inspiration Place podcast and author of the book Artpreneur

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