January 28, 2013

Roe v. Wade, 40 years later

What is the status of abortion rights in the US?

Monday, January 28, at 19:30 GMT:

It's been forty years since the US Supreme Court legalized abortion, yet the last two decades saw the number of abortion clinics fall from 2200 to less than 660. The state of Mississippi, for instance, used to have 14 clinics. Today it has one.

We examine why some states are passing anti-abortion legislation and whether Americans are as divided on this issue as their politicians. Join the conversation at 1930GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Lila Rose, @lilagracerose
Anti-abortion activist; Founder, Live Action

Katie Stack, @KatieMStack
Abortion clinic patient advocate

Zeina Awad (@Zeina_Awad), Astrid Bennett (@astrid_maria), Shanelle Matthews (@freedom_writer), and Leah Taylor (@WHEohio) join us via G+ hangout.

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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