Originally aired May 11, 2023
In our ongoing series 19 Minutes with The 19th, we aim to give you, our audience, the opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at how our reporters cover the many issues impacting women, women of color and LGBTQ+ people across the country. In our latest discussion, we were joined by The 19th’s health reporter Shefali Luthra to dig into her oral history of the three months in 2022 that forever changed abortion access in America.
She walked us through the story, those key dates that centered around the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and how the reporting all came together.
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The 19th spoke with people from across the country about those historic days during the summer Roe v. Wade fell: lawmakers, physicians, organizers on both sides of the abortion fight and pregnant people navigating a new world. Read their stories here, and listen to their stories here.