Sun, Nov 13, 6-7PM: The future of abortion & birth control in Trump’s America; Merle Hoffman, Farah Diaz-Tello, Chrisine Grimaldi

 Joy of Resistance is now heard on Sundays at 6-7 PM on WBAI Radio, 99.5 FM (EST), and streams at wbai.org . Follow us on twitter at @joyofresistance Email us at jor@wbai.org Donate to WBAI at give2wbai.org

Joy of Resistance will try to parse out the likely future of abortion & birth control under a Trump Administration, with guests: Merle Hoffman, Farah Diaz-Tello and Christine Grimaldi

Within his first 100 days in office, Donald Trump has said that he intends to:

1) Appoint a Supreme Court Justice who will vote to overturn Roe v Wade (the federal law that made abortion legal in 1973) in a new rightwing-majority Court. He has said he would leave the legal status of abortion up to individual states.

2) Move to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare), which will leave 20 million people without health insurance and particularly affect women of childbearing age who rely on the ACA for no-copay (free) birth control, saving women about 1.4 billion dollars per year. Some women are advising others to get an IUD quickly and also to stock up on birth control pills and abortifacient pills!

3) Back the Republican Congress in making the Hyde Amendment (which forbids Medicaid to cover abortion) into permanent law (it is currently a “rider” that must be renewed each year).

Our guests in the discussion will be:

1) Merle Hoffman, founder and CEO of Choices Women’s Medical Center on what it was like before 1973 when abortion legality was up to individual states. Merle, who opened her first abortion clinic in in New York State in 1971, when abortion was illegal in most of the country but legal in NYS, will talk about what that era was really like–and how she sees the future for reproductive rights.

2) Farah Diaz-Tello, an attorney who has worked with National Advocates for Pregnant Women and is now Senior Counsel for the Self Induced Abortion (SIA) Legal Team.

Two days ago she tweeted: “With Obama’s election, there was a run on guns. With Trump, there is a run on IUDs. The difference is sobering.”

3) Christine Grimaldi, who writes for Rewire, on her recent article: Democrats Ready Congressional Resistance to Looming Anti-Choice Attacks

We will also be playing topical feminist music throughout the show.

 

PREMIUMS OFFERED LAST WEEK ARE STILL AVAILABLE (scroll down to last week’s show announcement to see images of them & for a complete description)

WBAI Radio is more meaningful than ever! Please consider making a pledge for any of the following “Thank you gift”Premiums below and help keep this 54 year old iconic  alternative progressive community radio alive and broadcasting.

Title of Premium: Equal Means Equal–Film Digital Download for a pledge of $50.00

Link to Order: http://tinyurl.com/h2kbjac

Description:

This is a digital download with access to watch it for 28 days. It is a new feminist film not yet released: every fact you need to know about the status of women in U.S!

Title of Premium: JOR 2-CD’s for a pledge of $25.00

Link to order: http://tinyurl.com/h5j9wav

Description:

Two vintage Joy of Resistance original productions:

1) Feminist Music Extravaganza/ 50 years of feminist music classics with narrative feminist history

2) The Civil Rights Movement and the Roots of Women’s Liberation, 8 interviews with women of SNCC on feminist stirrings in SNCC

 

Title of Premium: Victoria Woodhull–pair of tickets for a pledge of $25.00

Link to order: http://tinyurl.com/ja8bdzc

Description:

10 pairs of tickets are available to the play “Victoria Woodhull” at Theater for the New City–about the 1st woman to run for U.S.presidency. Performed from Nov. 17 to Dec 4.

 

Title of Premium: JOR Election Package for a pledge of $100.00

Link to order: http://tinyurl.com/jyfekca

Description:

4 premium-package:
1) Digital download of film: Equal Means Equal
2) Book: Who is Hillary Clinton?
3) 2 JOR CD’s
4) Pair of tickets to play: “Victoria Woodhull”

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s