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The Abortion Wars, Part 1: The Last Clinic in Missouri

The Abortion Wars, Part 1: The Last Clinic in Missouri

Update: 2019-04-17
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When Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s ascendance to the Supreme Court threw the future of abortion rights into question, states scrambled to enact new laws. Two neighboring states in the Midwest are moving in opposite directions: Missouri is taking action to end abortion access, while Illinois is trying to preserve it. In a two-part series, we explore what those changes look like on the ground.

Guests: Sabrina Tavernise, a national correspondent for The New York Times, and Lynsea Garrison, a producer for “The Daily.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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David Moran

This two part episode is quite fascinating and intriguing. My one critique, as I refuse to say if I support this issue or not because of quick judgment and conclusions that can be made, is the fact that a white (I assume he is) male is the one in charge of anti-abortion advocacy at the only existing abortion clinic in Missouri. Why should a man be heading a movement surrounding a genetic question being of a gender who will never have to choose an abortion or not? Regardless of the debate over if timing in getting an abortion or not, or if you think abortions are murder or not, this is a GENDER ISSUE, which frankly, men don't have the right to decide.

Apr 23rd
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Thomas Albert

Couldn't get past the woman's voice and finally gave up.

Apr 18th
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James Applequist

Thomas Albert I have a hard time listening as well.

Apr 18th
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Jake

Great ep! Only thing I would add is that women are not the only ones who need abortion access; trans men, AFAB nonbinary people, and anyone with a functioning "female" reproductive system need access to all types of reproductive health care.

Apr 18th
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Faranak Javaheri

abortion should be limited, before heart of fetus is done. just first month of pregnancy after that, is inhuman and killing.

Apr 18th
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Ben Williams

Wow. biased much? Can the NYT stop pretending it's objective?

Apr 17th
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The Abortion Wars, Part 1: The Last Clinic in Missouri

The Abortion Wars, Part 1: The Last Clinic in Missouri