This week, the right tried to drum up support for personhood and fetal rights via criminal prosecutions.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be covering the Gosnell verdict and its aftermath. Also, a researcher from Guttmacher comes on to explain to us exactly what kind of obstacles women face when getting funding for abortion.
In exchange for dropping all appeals, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was spared death row.
The murder conviction in Philadelphia for the deaths of three babies and one of his female patients is likely to further inflame the already heated abortion debate. Editor in Chief Jodi Jacobson is interviewed in this report by NPR’s Julie Rovner.
After ten days of deliberation, a jury has found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of first-degree murder.
Women in Pennsylvania went to Gosnell because they couldn’t afford quality care. Now, some lawmakers in the state want to make safe abortion care even harder to access for low-income women.
As it enters its tenth day of deliberations, the jury in the case against Dr. Kermit Gosnell appears stuck on two charges.
‘I’ve Gotta Work Every Single Morning to Prevent Women From Falling Into the Clutches of Kermit Gosnell’
Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, and Irin Carmon of Salon.com, talked with Rev. Al Sharpton about how anti-choice laws that restrict access to abortion care drive desperate women to predators like Kermit Gosnell.
Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin used the Gosnell trial to suggest several ways to further diminish access to safe, legal abortion care in the United States through what she calls a “Gosnell amendment.” She has no idea what she is talking about.
The never-ending stream of legal challenges to the birth control benefit shows how focused the extreme right is on making safe, affordable health care an impossibility in this country.