Reproductive rights in the United States are being threatened more than ever. The enactment of state legislation curtailing the right to abortion – by imposing time limits, dictating mandatory waiting times, obligatory sonograms, and ever-stringent requirements for abortion clinics – is at an all-time high.
These statutes have set the scene for critical legal challenges, which will have far-reaching consequences and bring forth important questions regarding how these laws came to be, who are the individuals most affected by these provisions, how race factors into this equation, what the future holds for reproductive rights in the United States, and what we can do to better assist in the efforts to support the right to abortion.
This episode addresses some of these questions through a Critical Race Theory lens, giving special consideration to which communities are bearing the brunt of the impact of Texas and Mississippi’s efforts at limiting access to abortions. Joining us to discuss these issues is Professor Carol Sanger and Anna Rupani.
Law and Race | Race and Ethnicity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | Social Justice
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Bopanna, Sruthi; Mitsinga, Lise; Rupani, Anna; Sanger, Carol; and Vásquez Ortiz, Sol A., "CRT2 S1 Ep5: Race and the Reality of Reproductive Rights in the United States" (2022). CRT2 Season 1. 7.