A PILL FOR ABORTION LANDS WOMAN IN JAIL FOR MURDER
A Georgia woman took pills to end her pregnancy and the prosecutor charged her with murder. Huh? The 23-year old bought the pills on line that caused her to go into labor. She delivered the non-viable fetus on the way to a hospital.
So what are these pills? Can anyone get them? What is the medical abortion as opposed to a surgical one? Is it legal? Can women really be jailed for taking them? Is this common in the rest of the world?
Join us Saturday as Dr. Beverly Winikoff of Gynuity Health Projects joins us to talk about medical abortion and the status of medical abortion around the world. Beverly was Director for Reproductive Health at the Population Council for 25 years and worked on preventing STDs, improving postpartum care, and Safe Motherhood. She is a professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
We’ll also have Monica Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong, a Georgia organization that works for reproductive justice among indigenous women and women of color. She has been featured in several publications as an activist and an artist and works in philanthropy and fundraising as well.
Join us Saturday as we talk about the Georgia case, and others like it; what can happen to women who take matters into their own hands when it comes to reproduction; what is a medically induced abortion; drugs used to terminate pregnancy; and what’s going on in the world when it comes to reproduction.
Call-in with your comments to (646) 378-0430.
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