Women

Tuesday, our guest is feminist writer Katha Pollitt, whose latest book aims at reclaiming abortion rights. Pollitt argues the pro-choice movement has become too defensive in making the case for a woman’s right to end her pregnancy. She says abortion has always existed and that it’s a normal part of women’s reproductive lives. In fact, nearly 1 in 3 women in America will have an abortion by age 45. Pollitt is coming to Utah, and joins Doug to discuss why she says abortion is good for society. 

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 A study released last week declared Utah the “worst state for women.” According to the business media website 24/7 Wall St., women in Utah earn significantly lower wages than their male counterparts, hold relatively few management positions in business, and make up a very small percentage of our state legislature. Tuesday, we’re assembling a panelist of female guests to discuss whether the study accurately reflects life on the ground for Utah’s women, and we hope to hear from our listeners, too.