June 24, 2022

EP. 270.5 — What The Actual F*ck? Life After Roe v. Wade

Well, f*ck. In light of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, we on team Getting Curious wanted to check in with our listeners.

We are devastated by this news. We also know that in difficult moments, it’s important to be in community and conversation with each other.

We have an episode in the works all about the history of reproductive care in the United States. It’s not slated for release until July—

But today, we’re bringing you a preview.

Here is an excerpt from our upcoming conversation with Professor Jacki Antonovich that explores the history of abortion care in the US, and why today’s decision is so egregious.

Jacqueline Antonovich is an Assistant Professor of History at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She is the author of the article, “White Coats, White Hoods: The Medical Politics of the KuKlux Klan in 1920s America,” and she is currently working on a book on the history of women physicians and medical imperialism in the American West. Jacqueline is the creator and co-founder of Nursing Clio, a collaborative blog project that examines the historical roots of present-day issues surrounding gender, health, and medicine.

Make sure to follow Professor Antonovich on Twitter @jackiantonovich and Nursing Clio on Twitter @NursingClio and at nursingclio.org.

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JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and I’m releasing a special episode today in light of the Supreme Court decision to weaken / overturn Roe v. Wade. We on team Getting Curious are devastated by this news. We also know that in difficult moments, it’s important to be in community and conversation with each other. And as this happened, we thought to ourselves about an episode that we have coming up in full in a few weeks with Dr. Jacki Antonovich that we recorded a few weeks ago, not quite knowing what would happen with this ruling. I learned so much and connected so many dots, and if you’ve read my book “Love That Story” you’ll read a lot about my relationship with my dad but I, I got to talk to my dad about this episode and what I was able to tell him moved him in a way that I’ve never seen him be moved before, and it’s really important that we understand that in light of today’s decision. So for that reason, we have made a brief ve

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