Women Fight Back as Virginia, Georgia Curb Reproductive Rights: "When We're Screwed, We Multiply"

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On International Women's Day, we speak with Loretta Ross of the SisterSong Reproductive Justice Collective about the latest wave of legislative attacks on reproductive rights. Virginia has enacted a controversial law forcing women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound. Lawmakers in Georgia and New Hampshire meanwhile have advanced new curbs on abortion and contraception coverage. Georgia lawmakers are also considering a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks based on the highly contested notion that fetuses can feel pain at that stage. 'In Georgia we got tossed back to the 19th century,' Ross says. 'Republican legislators really didn't want to hear from women, they didn't want to pay attention and presumed that they could tell us what to do with our bodies again.'

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