In today’s episode, we discuss the new state law passed in Idaho last week, which restricts travel for minors seeking abortion. The legislation creates a new crime of “abortion trafficking,” which carries a felony offense punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Our guest is Jessica Mason Pieklo, Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Rewire News Group. She also co-hosts the podcast Boom! Lawyered, which covered an earlier version of the legislation when it was poised to pass.
Watch to Boom! Lawyered‘s latest episode on the competing court rulings in Texas and Washington, which could affect access to the widely used abortion pill mifepristone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-VtxW0zBVQ&list=PL_RKD8QLJD0iHlZAokr3keeTe10cryp6x&index=1
Next, we talk with Dorothy Roberts about her latest book, Torn Apart: How The Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—And How Abolition Can Build A Safer World. Dorothy is an internationally acclaimed scholar, activist, and social critic who has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues concerning reproduction, bioethics, and child welfare.
Find out more about Dorothy Roberts‘ work at her website: https://www.dorothyeroberts.com/
Our Resistance in Residence Artist this week is filmmaker, writer and storyteller Adamu Chan. Adamu’s film What These Walls Won’t Hold will be featured this week at the San Francisco International Film Festival on this Saturday and Sunday – that’s April 15th and 16th. For more info about the SF Film Fest: https://sffilm.org/
Learn more about Adamu Chan: https://www.adamuchan.com/
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