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Abortion in America: Carole Joffe on the "Obstacle Course" to Get Necessary Medical Care

Oct 31, 2021

Carol Joffe is one of the foremost experts on reproductive rights in the United States. A professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, she has been studying and writing about the battle over abortion rights for decades and received lifetime achievement awards from the Abortion Care Network and the Society of Family Planning. She is the co-author of the book Obstacle Course: The Everyday Struggle to Get an Abortion In America, and joined Nathan to discuss the various ways that the anti-abortion movement has already succeeded in creating obstacles to having abortions, as well as:

- What a post-Roe America will actually look like: why it may not be quite as bleak as the pre-Roe era thanks to abortion pills, but will be worse if criminal punishments are widely deployed

- The sneaky tactics that anti-abortion campaigners often use, including placing fake clinics next to real ones 

- Why the volunteer actions of ordinary people are essential to ensuring the protection of the right to choose 

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