Abortion Care After Dobbs (with Dr. Yashica Robinson & Gov. J.B. Pritzker)
The overturning of Roe v. Wade in June of 2022 dealt a severe blow to women’s health care in the United States. Today, nearly half of states in the country ban or severely restrict abortion care. The ripple effects reach far wider: hospitals are shutting maternity wards, and OB-GYNs are leaving states that don’t allow them to provide essential care to their patients.
On today’s episode, Hillary talks to two leaders in the fight to provide the reproductive health care all women deserve.
Illinois governor J. B. Pritzker has helped shepherd into law some of the strongest abortion protections in the country, not only for his constituents but for anyone seeking abortion care, regardless of their ability to pay. He talks to Hillary about why this fight is his fight, and about the intended and unintended consequences of anti-choice legislators’ draconian laws.
Dr. Yashica Robinson, an OB-GYN and the medical director of the Alabama Women’s Center in Huntsville, has been on the front lines of reproductive health care in her state for decades. Throughout that time, state legislators and the Alabama Department of Health have thrown up roadblocks to prevent her patients–mostly low income women of color– from accessing the care they need and deserve. She shares with Hillary the work she’s doing to improve their outcomes, in the state with the highest maternal mortality rates in the country, including opening the state’s first birth center, and explains why she cannot give up hope in the face of relentless opposition.
You can read a full transcript HERE.
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