Earlier this year the US Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade, the 1973 ruling which protected abortion rights on a national level, unleashing a wave of repressive measures against abortion rights in conservative US states and increasing public focus on this area.
This episode is the second part of a brief look at abortion rights. For part one, we looked beyond the USA to the situation for abortion rights in Poland, speaking with a member of Szpila Collective, an anarcha-feminist anti-repression collective based in Warsaw, working to support activists or other people who face repressions because of their political activity.
This week on the program we continue that conversation closer to home, looking at abortion rights in so-called Australia. We speak with Dr Erica Millar, senior research fellow at La Trobe University, who provides a brief history of local abortion rights, an explanation of differences in state based abortion legislation, and perspectives on the impact of cultural perceptions of abortion on our current legal framework.
Ayan Shirwa, Emma Hart, Iris Lee, Priya Kunjan, Scheherazade Bloul & Xen Nhà.