Abortion In Utah: What Now?
No matter what side of the abortion debate you are on, there's no doubt that the recent SCOTUS decision is a sea change. The question is: What does it mean for pregnant people in Utah?
Today, we'll hear the abortion experiences of two women. We'll also take a look at the religious and cultural forces at play in Utah and discuss the shifts in abortion politics and law.
- Jill Alger-James, a licensed clinical social worker in Salt Lake City and the author of the "Salt Lake Tribune" OpEd, "Women with free agency over their bodies have better family outcomes."
- Dr. Misha Pangasa, a Utah board certified ObGyn and author of the "Salt Lake Tribune" article, "I worry about the toll pregnancy will take on women who are not ready to accept the risks and burdens."
- Erika Munson, LDS activist and writer. Co-founder of Mormons Building Bridges and author of the essay of "Eve's Choice: On the Sacred Nature of Reproductive Agency."
- Carolyn Homer, Intellectual property attorney in Washington D.C. She recently wrote this piece, "Supporting Life — Every Day," for the blog By Common Consent. @1stAmdtLyn
- Robert Gehrke, "The Salt Lake Tribune" columnist. You can hear him KUER’s politics podcast "State Street" and read his recent article about the Supreme Court's abortion ruling here.
Airdate: Friday, July 1, 2022 at 11 a.m. and Sat, July 2, 2022 at 11 a.m.