Ep 9 - New proposed Abortion laws madness in the states, conversation with Leah Torres.


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Leah Torres is a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology and she has the unique honor and humble responsibility of addressing some of the most sensitive and intimate of topics in people’s lives. Not only does she takes this aspect of her profession very seriously, but she has also made it a central focus of her practice. She quotes: “The society in which we live is so immensely Victorian even now that to speak of topics such as sex and sexuality is crippling for most people.” Check her out at: https://leahtorres.com/ I came accros Leah during her conversation with Amanda Palmer about abortion, and since I had a recorded conversation with my own grand-mother, in which she convined in me her life story and told me she had to perform herself about 17 misscarriage. I did not know what to say at the point and was thinking of pausing the recording on my phone, but I noticed a tear come down her face, and I realise how much she must have gone through, the secrecy and the pain she had to carry all these years. I can pretend to even come close to understand fully what this must do to a woman's body, physically and physiology, but I want to try to do what I can to help this problem I see today. By that I mean, what is happening in the States with the current proposal for the law to be changed and made illegal unless the woman's life is at risk, but not in the case of a rap. After spending some time researching this topic on the internet, I found this: That the U.S. Supreme Court announced 7-2 decision in Roe v. Wade: That a woman’s constitutional right to privacy extended to decisions about whether to terminate a pregnancy, thus essentially declaring that laws prohibiting abortion were unconstitutional. Now surely this is good news, but it is reality, I’m guessing we are fighting against the shame and bullying on those poor woman, that to me should have the right to do what they feel is best for their life and body. I read from Amanda Palmer blog post on her patron this book Robin Marty - Handbook for a Post-Roe America, is this a good place to start? I read you had to leave a position because of hate mail, How difficult must that have been for you and your colleagues? How can those poeple against abortion can justify keeping a baby after a rape? How can we try to change some mind and see the truth? When I first contacted you on twitter you were very wairy, I’m guessing you must get a lot of crap for speaking out? How do you deal with that? What do you have to say to the people that hate you for speaking and standing for women. Is there a petition already out there for people to help the cause? Now I did create some fake profile on Linked In and I got loads of messages of men asking my fake girls out, I was a bit amused but shocked by it. Woman must get a lot of shit on a daily basis. Define to me what makes you happy please. Any books you would recommend to me? Thank you for listening, and have fun out there. Leah books recommendation: Amanda Palmer - The Art of Asking: http://amandapalmer.net/theartofasking/ Robin Marty - Handbook for a Post-Roe America Carl Elliott - White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine Jill Filipovic - The feminist pursuit of happiness Dána-Ain Davis - Reproductive injustice Flora Fox - Big Medicine: Diagnosing America's Healthcare Disease Thank you for reading. Didier Support this podcast if you want. Support this podcast with Paypal: https://paypal.me/didierSoulier I create music. Become my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/didiersoulier Subscribe on my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEIlAdjKh-QT1OooRrA8sg? Subscribe to my Itunes Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dider-podcast/id1141054508 Listen to my own music: https://soundcloud.com/didier-soulier-497294456

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