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This year marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that overturned many federal and state restrictions on a woman's right to an abortion. But while polls show that most Americans support the decision, and that a majority -- for the first time -- believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases, anti-abortion forces show no sign of relenting. On the next Moyers & Company, Bill discusses the changing face of the reproductive rights movement and those it serves -- as well as the success of social conservatives on the abortion front -- with Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and Lynn Paltrow, founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women.

Also on the program, Bill talks to U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) on the bi-partisan bill to repeal the $500 million mysterious Congressional giveaway to the drug company Amgen.

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Both Lynn and Jessica are correct in what they say. Reproductive Justice goes along with social justice and the work that many do even within a theological framework to bring freedom of choice and the equality of women to their right to health care at more than just the back room coathanger days. We are dealing with a horrible male backlash against Roe v. Wade and women's right to care whether pregnant or not. We must remember that we are half of humanity and therefore we have half the world in our hands and we will not remain silent.
Yes, we need the male voice in the conversation, but as advocates for human dignity and respect of personhood as Lynn so eloquently explained, not as patriarchal authority diminishing and denegrating women as is being done in this hierarchical, patriarchal backlash. We are all in this together so let's work together to improve the conditions for all, especially women who are pregnant or with children and living in poverty!!
May Roe v. Wade live on and continue to be a beacon by which reproductive justice can be done!!