Episode 90: Reproductive Rights After Roe

When the Supreme Court issued the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v Wade, it eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion. As of April 2023, it is now essentially illegal to have an abortion in 15 states. That means limited to no access to terminating a pregnancy. But many people don't realize these bans also affect people who want to get pregnant. Jessica Kalb, Lisa Sobel, and Sarah Baron are among those people. They're suing their home state of Kentucky for its abortion ban, claiming it violates their right to grow their families and their religious freedom as Jews. In this episode of Can We Talk?, we bring you a story about the far-reaching consequences of the Dobbs decision, and three Jewish women who are fighting back. 

Released April 9, 2023
  • (From L to R): Jessica Kalb, Sarah Baron, and Lisa Sobel. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sobel.

  • Courtesy of Mikki Pugh. 

  • Abortion rights protesters outside the US Supreme Court on the day Roe v. Wade was overturned. Photo credit: Ted Eytan (via flickr.com)

  • Photo of three women standing in front of a bookcase
  • Sign that reads "Reproductive Freedom is a Jewish Value"
  •  Protesters holding signs outside Supreme Court on Day Roe v Wade was overturned


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 90: Reproductive Rights After Roe." (Viewed on April 14, 2024) <http://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-90-reproductive-rights-after-roe>.