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The Texans Fighting for Abortion Access

How do you prepare for an onslaught of lawsuits?


Episode Notes

Texas has passed a new law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, enforced by citizens launching lawsuits against anyone suspected of “aiding and abetting” the procedures. And the Supreme Court has declined to stop it—effectively ending the precedent set by Roe v. Wade. How are Texas organizations supporting reproductive rights adapting?

Guest: Anna Rupani, co-executive director of Fund Texas Choice.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Davis Land, Danielle Hewitt, Elena Schwartz, and Carmel Delshad.


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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.

  • Mary Wilson is a founding producer for What Next and a former producer for The Gist.