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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Immigrants Dream of Sanctuary: Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo

Can models of real sanctuary exist in a police state that still insists on broken windows policing? This week on the "Laura Flanders Show," Ravi Ragbir and Sara Gozalo talk about the importance of defining and defending sanctuary cities, and give examples from The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York on its goal to push back state pressure on immigrants.

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With the FCC repeal of net neutrality, how do movements sustain action within the context of mass surveillance -- and what can we do to protect ourselves against incoming attacks? This week, we revisit an interview from earlier this year with Thenmozhi Soundararajan, founder of digital security advocacy organization Equality Labs.

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