reproductive rights

December 9, 2014

State Of Women’s Rights In America: Peggy Young v. UPS, Police Violence & More

December 8, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to the issue of women's rights, especially in light of the case currently being heard before the U.S. Supreme Court, Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS). In 2006 Peggy Young, then a worker for UPS, became pregnant and asked for a reassignment that would not require heavy lifting. The company refused and put her on unpaid leave.
July 1, 2014

SCOTUS Update: Hobby Lobby Decision

July 1, 2014 - Segment 2 - We turn to a debate over today's U.S. Supreme Court "Hobby Lobby" decision, which ruled that some companies with religious objections may avoid the contraceptives requirement in the Affordable Care Act. This decision marks the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
July 3, 2013

Pro-Choice Protests in Texas

July 3, 2013 - Segment 2 - We discuss the demonstrations in support of reproductive rights in Austin, Texas. A special state legislative session is currently in progress, called for by Governor Rick Perry with the intention of pushing forward anti-abortion legislation. This has sparked large protests at the Capitol. We are joined be organizer Rocio Villalobos.