How federal rulings on the abortion pill can impact California. An ambassador held captive during the Iran Hostage Crisis speaks at Sac State. Literary Death Match in Sacramento.
Abortion pills ruling
Nearly 10 months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, another legal challenge is putting abortion care in limbo. This latest legal fight involves medication abortions– specifically the abortion pill mifepristone– which, when combined with misoprostol, account for more than half of all abortions in the U.S. The dueling federal rulings can impact reproductive care in California. Candelaria Vargas, Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Mar Monte discusses how this could impact care in the state. Michele Goodwin, Chancellor's Professor of Law at UC Irvine and author of “Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood,” breaks down the competing rulings and explains the legal implications.
Former Iran Hostage Detainee
Academic, novelist, and decorated U.S. Foreign Service Officer Ambassador John Limbert joins Insight to discuss the future of Iran-U.S. relations ahead of his appearance and lecture at Sac State on Thursday. Limbert was held captive during the Iran hostage crisis and will talk about how that experience changed him and why relations with Iran over the past 40 years have been so difficult to resolve.
Literary Death Match
Jessica Laskey and P Joshua Laskey with Stories on Stage Sacramento discussing hosting the first-ever Literary Death Match in the city on Saturday, April 15, created by Adrian Todd Zuniga a touring competition which marries the literary and performative aspects of Def Poetry Jam, rapier-witted quips of American Idol’s judging (without any meanness), and the ridiculousness and hilarity of Double Dare.