Mississippi’s abortion ban will be heard at the Supreme Court on December 1, and the court heard arguments on the Texas abortion ban last week. What is the future of women’s reproductive rights in this country? What do Kavanaugh and Barrett’s skeptical questions of the Texas abortion ban mean about the political nature of the court and the unelected, lifetime justices?
Jessica Mason Pieklo, senior vice president & executive editor at Rewire News, explains.
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Eugene Puryear is a longtime journalist and community organizer currently-based in New York City. Eugene helped to organize a number of the large-scale demonstrations that took place against the continuing U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, he was a key leader In the struggle to free the Jena Six in 2007, and a founder of the anti-gentrification group Justice First, the Jobs Not Jails coalition, DC Ferguson Movement and Stop Police Terror Project-D.C. Puryear is the author of the book Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America, and spent five years in radio prior to helping found BT News.