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There’s a standard story about abortion on this nation, that individuals have solely two choices to deliberately finish a being pregnant: the clinic or the coat hanger. They’ll select the protected route that’s protected by Roe v. Wade—a physician in a authorized clinic—or, if Roe is overturned, endure a harmful back-alley abortion, symbolized by the coat hanger. However an in depth have a look at the historical past of abortion on this nation reveals that there’s way more to this story. Because the Supreme Courtroom prepares to listen to a case that might overturn Roe v Wade in June, activists are as soon as once more making ready to take abortion into their very own arms.
Reporter Jessica Bruder explores the abortion underground to study in regards to the motion’s origins, and divulges how activists immediately are mobilizing round efficient and medically protected abortion strategies that may be finished at house.
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This episode was produced by Gabrielle Berbey and Alyssa Edes, with assist from Salman Ahad Khan. Modifying by Michael Might and Julia Longoria. Reporting by Jessica Bruder. Reality-check by Michelle Ciarrocca. Sound design by Joe Plourde. Engineering by Jen Munson. Transcription by Caleb Codding.