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Majority oppose Trump GOP plan to ban abortion nationwide

Aprile Rickert, LPM

On this edition of Your Call, we discuss reaction to the anti-abortion movement's latest bills and plans.

Donald Trump recently told Time Magazine that he would allow conservative states to monitor women's pregnancies and prosecute those who violate abortion bans. Louisiana Republicans rejected a bill to add rape and incest exceptions to an abortion ban. They also want to classify abortion pills as "controlled dangerous substances."

What is the experience of women who are forced to carry a pregnancy and what support is there for them in Republican-controlled states? How are activists responding to the GOP's ultimate plan for a nationwide abortion ban?

Guests:

Jessica Mason Pieklosenior vice president and executive editor of the Rewire News Group, author of "The End of Roe v. Wade: Inside the Right’s Plan to Destroy Legal Abortion," and co-host of the podcast Boom! Lawyered

Audrey Hayworth, advocate for sexual assault and abuse survivors, volunteer for the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response center in Louisiana

Resources:

Rolling Stone: House Republicans Endorse National Abortion Ban

TIME: Read the Full Transcripts of Donald Trump’s Interviews With TIME

AP News: Louisiana lawmakers reject adding exceptions of rape and incest to abortion ban

ProPublica: The Year After a Denied Abortion

KFF: Policy Tracker: Exceptions to State Abortion Bans and Early Gestational Limits

Washington Post: Abortion bans are repelling the nation's future doctors

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.