Racial violence in America


This week, Jaime, Elaina, and Gabe discuss the violence in Charlottesville, VA. One woman, Heather Heyer, was killed while protesting white supremacist groups, and the nation was sent into an intense debate over racism, Confederate statues, Tina Fey, and Donald Trump’s failure to condemn hate groups.

In Ohio, we were keeping an eye on the state legislature. The Down syndrome abortion ban returned for a second hearing this year. The bill was previously considered in 2015, when the Toledo Blade and New York Times both issued editorials against it. Rep. Janine Boyd and Rep. Stephanie Howse wrote against it in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Finally, parents like David Perry wrote against the bill for CNN.

In Cleveland, Preterm hosted an event with Dr. Willie Parker, an abortion provider from Alabama. He came to discuss his new book, Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice. While he spoke, an artist captured some of his ideas on canvass.


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