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Media Roundtable: Moscow Protests & The New Title X Gag Rule

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Police detain an activist during a protest in the center of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. People rallied Saturday against the exclusion of some city council candidates from Moscow's upcoming election.

  On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we’ll discuss coverage of the ongoing protests in Russia. Security forces have arrested more than 1,000 people at rallies against the exclusion of opposition candidates in Moscow’s local elections.

We’ll also talk about the impacts of the Trump administration's new rule prohibiting recipients of Title X, the federal family planning program, from making referrals for abortions. About four million women are served nationwide by the Title X program.

Guests:

Alexey Kovalev, investigations editor at the Russian news outlet Meduza

Jodi Jacobson, president and Editor-in-Chief of Rewire.news

Khushbu Shah, independent journalist who has reported for publications including including The Guardian and The Washington Post

Web Resources:

The Guardian: Inside the 'fake clinics' where women are persuaded to carry pregnancies to term

The Guardian: Moscow’s peaceful protests enrage the Kremlin because its only tool is violence

Rewire.News: Planned Parenthood Leaves Title X Amid Trump’s Anti-Choice Restrictions           

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.