Monday, March 10, 2008

  • NY Bill to Declare Abortion a Fundamental Right for Women is Top Legislative Priority for Gov. Spitzer


    Pro-choice activists are gathering around the country today to mark the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. In Albany, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is addressing the Family Planning Advocates of New York State. Shortly after taking office last year, Spitzer introduced a bill that would declare abortion a fundamental right for women. The bill would also ensure abortion remains legal in New York should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade. [includes rush transcript]

  • Reproductive Rights, the Role of Religion and the History of Abortion Activism: A Roundtable Discussion


    We host a roundtable discussion on reproductive rights with Margaret Roberts, co-president of Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson; Rabbi Dennis Ross, the director of Concerned Clergy for Choice; Rev. Donna Schaper, Senior Minister of the Judson Memorial Church; and Rev. Tom Davis, author of the book Sacred Work: Planned Parenthood and Its Clergy Alliances. [includes rush transcript]

  • Teenage Peer Counselors Attending Annual Meeting of NY Family Planning Advocates


    We speak with two high school students who have traveled from Buffalo to attend the annual meeting of the Family Planning Advocates of New York State. They are both teenage peer counselors. Samantha Vuich is a senior at McKinley High School in Buffalo, and Shabar Rouse is a junior at City Honors High School in Buffalo. [includes rush transcript]

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