Editor's note: This episode originally broadcast on Jan. 20, 2023.

More than 50 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision: Roe v. Wade. It made abortion a constitutionally protected right, and simultaneously gave millions of people greater freedom over decisions they could make about their body.

But in 2022, that ruling was overturned. While anti-abortion activists celebrated, critics of the decision argue women today have fewer rights than their grandmothers.

Since then, at least 22 states have moved to ban or restrict abortion.

We get perspective from women who have had abortions before, during and after Roe, and explore what’s next for reproductive care in America.


Rebecca Hart Holder, president of Reproductive Equity Now

Sally Benbasset, member of The Bad Old Days Posse, a group that shares their experiences of abortion before Roe v. Wade

Sophie, a volunteer with Shout Your Abortion who had an abortion after Roe was overturned