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Episode 57: From Crime to Choice and Back – The Transatlantic Experience with Abortions

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Any day now, the Supreme Court of the United States will almost certainly overturn the landmark ruling known as Roe v. Wade. That will make it harder – if not impossible – for women to get abortions in dozens of states. But in Germany, the new government is headed in the opposite direction, trying (to a point) to ease access for women to abortion services. Host Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson talks about these impending, monumental changes and how they are linked with guests:
Constance Chucholowski, a public affairs expert who chairs the Berlin chapter of Democrats Abroad;
Dr. Caroline Scherf, a German gynecologist in Wales who in 2021 worked in a Bremen clinic run by ProFamilia, a government-funded NGO for reproductive rights;
Alexandra Linder, head of the Bundesverband Lebensrecht, a Berlin-based association of German groups opposing abortion and which organizes the annual March for Life in Berlin.
We also hear from Green Party activist Laura Sophie Dornheim about her struggle to get an abortion in Berlin.
This show was produced by Abigail Megginson and Dina Elsayed.

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