The Waves

The Fight Over Abortion Is About to Get Extremely Local

This week on the Waves, the Nation’s abortion access correspondent weighs in on what’s happening outside of the Supreme Court.


Episode Notes

On this week’s episode of The Waves, Slate’s news director Susan Matthews interviews the Nation’s abortion-access correspondent, Amy Littlefield about her reporting for her recent New York Times piece, “Where the Pro-Choice Movement Went Wrong.” They start by talking about how America got to the precipice of overturning Roe v. Wade, and whether reproductive rights advocates are prepared for the fight to come. Later in the show, they discuss how women will continue to access abortion without Roe, and why organizing needs to become more local.

In Slate Plus Susan is joined by What Next senior producer Danielle Hewitt and The Waves producer Cheyna Roth to talk about the upcoming Sex and the City TV sequel, And Just Like That…

Podcast production by Cheyna Roth with editorial oversight by Susan Matthews and June Thomas.

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