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Mass Protests Erupt as Supreme Court Decimates Abortion Rights: Demand Biden Act Now!

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The Supreme Court – an unelected group of nine millionaires with lifetime appointments – have overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the right to abortion at the federal level. Tens of thousands have been in the streets all over the country since the Dobbs decision was announced on Friday, and in the weeks prior to that in response to the draft decision leak. Biden called abortion “a fundamental right” in his speech Friday reacting to the decision, but has so far taken no action to restore this right. How can a militant women’s movement overcome the indifference and outright hostility of the political establishment towards abortion rights?

In this special edition of The Socialist Program, we air two interviews from our video partner BreakThrough News from their live coverage just after the Dobbs decision came down. Hosts Eugene Puryear and Rania Khalek BT were joined by Kym Smith — an organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation in South Carolina — and Mara Verheyden-Hilliard — a constitutional rights lawyer and executive director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund.

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