Red Cloaks Radio
Episode 7: Representative Tami Gouveia
July 3rd, we are in conversation with Representative Gouveia. How might we consider intersectionality and reproductive justice when assessing the current state of laws in the Commonwealth? How would passage of the ROE Act impact public health in Massachusetts? How does the legislative process work? What is the role of individual representatives and committees?
Episode 6: Family Framing
How do family experiences frame our perception of abortion and influence our actions in support of reproductive rights? How are men's perceptions about women, abortion, and family influenced?
How do men, in turn, influence the effort to pass the ROE Act?
Episode 5: Supreme Court Decision & MA Definitions
The U.S. Supreme Court announces decision in June Medical Services LLC v. Russo. Are we celebrating? Relieved? Breaking down the decision, we find common threads between a dissent and definitions in the existing Massachusetts laws which regulate abortion. The proposed ROE Act would update Massachusetts laws to reflect accurate medical science - if our legislators take action.
Episode 4: Freedom to Choose
It is June 28, 2020 and the United States Supreme Court is expected to announce their decision in the matter of June Medical Services LLC v. Russo. Losing sleep over this? Wondering how it will impact Massachusetts legislators as they decide whether to bring the ROE Act to the floor for a vote? How does COVID-19 impact this? Listen in . . .
Episode 2: Grassroots postcarding
It is June 18, 2020 and a year has passed since the Joint Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on the ROE Act. Since that date, people have called and visited their legislators, and coordinated expansive postcarding efforts to help raise awareness of the pending legislation. Learn more about the grassroots effort to sent 16,000+ postcards to voters.
Episode 1: Countdown begins
It is June 17, 2020 and the Massachusetts legislative session is scheduled to close July 31 -- 44 days. The question remains: "Will they or won't they pass the ROE ACT to secure reproductive rights in the Commonwealth?" Listen in to a lively conversation as activists and concerned residents recap progress on the ROE Act since it was first introduced in January 2019.