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US Supreme Court might sabotage abortion access nationally

The conservative-majority court is now deliberating after hearing arguments on a case banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy

What does Texas abortion ban mean for reproductive rights in the US?

In the new edition of Peoples Health Dispatch, listen to Leigh Kamore Haynes and Ana Vračar from the People’s Health Movement discuss these developments and their implications.

Thousands across US march in defense of abortion rights

The Texas bill that severely restricts abortion has set a dangerous precedent which will allow other conservative States to challenge reproductive rights through similar bills

The Texas abortion ban ensures only the privileged get access to reproductive care

For too long, politicians relied on the Supreme Court to uphold the right to an abortion. Now that the Texas law has been allowed to take effect, its prime targets are low-income people of color.

US jury indicts police and medics in the killing of Elijah McClain and other stories

Today we look at the indictment of police and paramedics in the killing of Elijah McClain, the new abortion law enforced in the US state of Texas, and more

Rohingya refugees detained in Jammu face deportation threat and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the recent detention of Rohingya refugees in the Jammu region, the “Bloody Sunday” raids by security forces in the Philippines, the continued persecution of pro-democracy protesters in Thailand, and the broader context of the recent electricity blackout in the state of Texas

Texas grid failure: Electricity obeys laws of physics, not the market

The recent grid failure in Texas and the catastrophe that followed reveals the risks of de-regulation in the power sector which is a philosophy that has been adopted across the world

Fallout of snowstorm in US continues, death toll is estimated at 70

Initial estimates show 70 people died due to the storm while thousands were left without water and millions without electricity. Activists allege that the impact of the storm was exacerbated due to the mismanagement of power companies

US judges strike down States’ move to halt abortions during COVID-19 crisis

The administrations of Texas, Ohio, Alabama, Oklahoma and Iowa took steps to postpone or halt non-essential medical procedures, and included abortions in the category. This was under the pretext of making more facilities available for COVID-19 patients

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