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What the GOP is Doing on Voting Rights and Abortion in Texas

Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Imani Gandy, senior authorized analyst for RewireNewsGroup, the place she covers legislation and courts and co-hosts the podcast Boom! Lawyered.

Texas Democrats are fleeing their state to forestall their Republican colleagues from holding a particular session throughout which Gov. Greg Abbott is hoping to move extreme voting rights and abortion restrictions amongst different points.

Just just lately Gov. Abbott signed an anti-abortion invoice into legislation that bans abortions after about 6 weeks right into a being pregnant – which is commonly across the time one learns that one is pregnant. Worse, the legislation successfully deputizes unusual folks, not the courts or different authorities, to sue abortion suppliers, docs, and anybody serving to to finish a being pregnant.

Imani is Senior Editor of Law and Policy for Rewire News Group, the place she covers legislation and courts and co-hosts the RNG podcast Boom! Lawyered. Imani additionally started and continues to write down the Angry Black Lady Chronicles.

Imani is a recovering legal professional turned award-winning journalist and political blogger. Previously, Imani based Angry Black Lady Chronicles, winner of the 2010 Black Weblog Award for Blog to Watch and the 2012 Black Weblog Award for Best Political Blog. She obtained her JD from University of Virginia School of Law in 2001, the place she was a Hardy Cross Dillard scholar and an Editorial Board member of the University of Virginia Law Review. She has offered at a number of conferences and panels, together with the 2013 Abortion Care Network because the Keynote Speaker; the 2014 Baffler Conference; the 2016 YBCA 100 Summit; the 2016 PPFA 100th Anniversary on the Brooklyn Historical Society; the 2018 SXSW Panel “If Roe Were to Go”; the 2018 plenary for National Abortion Federation’s annual assembly; and the 2018 Affect Conference because the Keynote Speaker. Boom! Lawyered gained Podcast of the Year in 2017 from the Population Institute.

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and tv present that brings progressive information protection rooted in gender and racial justice to a large viewers. Rising Up With Sonali was constructed on the muse of Sonali Kolhatkar’s earlier present, Uprising, which turned the longest-running drive-time radio present on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a girl. RUS airs on Free Speech TV each weekday.

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