Feminist and women's groups respond to the newly passed healthcare bill. Guests: Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization for Women; Loretta Ross, National Coordinator of Sistersong: A Woman of Color Reproductive Health Collective; Elizabeth Barajas-Román, Policy Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health; Stephanie Poggi, Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds. (Guest list still in formation). We will also be taking your phone calls, comments and questions.
Lenses through which the bill will be examined, will include: what it means for women and working class people now and for the future; the policing of "separate money streams" for abortion and all other health services; Obama's Executive Order restating and expanding the Hyde Amendment; embedded discriminations against women, older people & immigrants; how and why the ultimate result of the Nelson-Reid Senate language will lead to the same gutting of abortion access as the Stupak Amendment would have; ideas and campaigns for fighting back
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