Reproduction is as essential to life as breathing (more, actually), yet the right to make decisions regarding one’s reproduction is among the most divisive issues of our time.
On this episode of History Talk, Patrick Potyondy and Mark Sokolsky sit down with Mytheli Sreenivas, Allison Norris and Molly Farrell to discuss the past, present and future of reproductive rights and reproductive justice.
What are “reproductive rights,” and how have they evolved over time? When, how and why did abortion become such a controversial topic in the United States? How have people managed their reproduction throughout history, and what makes our situation today different?
*[This podcast was originally featured by Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective, a partner institution of Fair Observer.]
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