Streams

Politics and Abortion Rights

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Slate's Amanda Marcotte talks about the move in many states pass restrictions on abortion access and how those efforts are being received. She'll also look at other women's issues in the news.

Guests:

Amanda Marcotte
News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [5]

Leslie from Manhattan

Michael B, c'mon now, Ms. Plimpton is not a journalist. She is an actress and she has every right to her opinion. Are you saying other NPR hosts or journalists don't have opinions? Clearly, you've never heard of the opinion page of the New York Times or other news organizations.

I have thoroughly enjoyed your guests, Ms. Plimpton. You are a great actress and wonderful fill-in for Leonard Lopate. Please come back.

Jul. 11 2013 08:29 PM
Ed from Larchmont

Very good comments!

Jul. 10 2013 12:52 PM
rose-ellen from jackson heights

Defining personhood is a political endeveour.To deny the humanity of the fetus is unscientific and to deny that fetuses feel pain is also unscientific. To frame the anti abortionists as anti woman is to ignore the facts that supporters of legal abortion, even of late term fetuses are in favor of premeditated murder of innocent suffering humans. The pro abortionists "feminists" are the ones in denial or indifferent to suffering human beings. They are out of touch with their own authentic life affirming humanity as mothers or potential mothers . That they have succeeded in brainwashing otherwise decent women shows the power and efficacy of indoctrination.

Jul. 10 2013 12:29 PM
MichaelB from Morningside Heights

Ms. Plimpton -- don't look now, but your opinions are showing. Are you interviewing or advocating?

Although no host is ever perfect in this regard, you seem to be making no attempt at maintaining a neutral tone on these issues and it really is inappropriate and insulting to your audience -- you are speaking presumptuously as if there is on only a single "correct" stance on these subjects.

Jul. 10 2013 12:20 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Marriage is nearly dead, and with fathers out of the picture, women are killing babies en masse, so it is time to start seriously thinking about a "Brave New World" were babies are produced in factories. We can no longer rely on these "mothers" to safely produce the next generation, if there is to be a next generation at all.

Jul. 10 2013 12:11 PM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.