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Reproductive Justice: Decisive Factor in Health Care Bill

Reproductive justice — possibly the decisive factor in the pending American Health Care Act — is often framed as just about paths to, and obstacles against, abortion. Yet, the demand for reproductive justice and bodily autonomy for women is a fight with many dimensions, complicated even more by court-mandated jurisdiction over women's bodies and longstanding racial divides. Laura first speaks with Lynn Paltrow, executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW). Paltrow was recently involved with the resistance against Wisconsin's Unborn Child Protection Act. Then, an interview with celebrated activist Loretta Ross, co-founder and former national coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.

 

Photo: Women's March 2017, Los Angeles. | Val Zavala

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Special Report: Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party's Radical Rise

SPECIAL REPORT: What difference does a Party make? This week on the "Laura Flanders Show" we talk about what's happening in the U.K., where one of the two main parties is picking up many of the radical demands coming out of movement groups seeking to transform the economy and society. In 2017, mainstream media predicted that the Labour Party would be crushed in the general election. Instead, it won its best result in 20 years, getting more than 40 percent of the vote under the leadership of life long socialist and anti-war campaigner Jeremy Corbyn.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show