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MALONEY: Ms Steinem, thank you for being here today. You spoke about your own abortion, and in the early 1970s before Roe v. Wade you pioneered the fight for reproductive rights. But what is happening today puts these five decades of progress [wipes tears] at risk. Ms Steinem, since Roe v. Wade has the right to abortion ever been under greater risk than it is now? Than it is today? ... You need to unmute, Ms Steinem.
STEINEM: I do not remember any time of greater risk, and I'm sorry to say that I believe it is also connected to a racial bias in this country [INCONTINENCE ALERT] because we are at a point when we are about to become a majority people of, of color country. Which seems to me a great event in a way. We're going to have better relationships with other countries in the world, understand uh differences better. But I think the ... there is a profoundly racist resistance to the continuation to the right to safe and legal abortion, and we see that in the nature of the resisters and the nature of their politics. It is absolutely fundamental that we control our own bodies. Ther is no democracy without that. We are fighting for the very basis of democracy.
MALONEY: Thank you. Professor Murray ...
by Cat on Sun Oct 3rd, 2021 at 11:13:30 PM EST
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