2. Abortion on Trial
In 1975, two years after Roe v Wade, an all white and mostly Catholic jury convicted Dr. Kenneth Edelin, an African American physician, of manslaughter for performing a legal second trimester abortion. His trial transformed the anti-abortion movement.
Hosts and Creators: Gillian Frank and Lauren Gutterman.
Producers: Rebecca Davis, Saniya Lee Ghanoui and Devin McGeehan Muchmore.
Music: "Inessential," "The Summit," "Lemon and Melon," "An Accumulation," "Vengeful," "Plaster Combo," "Headlights Mountain Road," "Wistful," "Delicious," and "Open Flame," by Blue Dot Sessions.
You can purchase Kenneth Edelin's memoir Broken Justice: A True Story of Race, Sex and Revenge in a Boston Courtroom here.
Many thanks to Mary Ziegler, author of After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate, for spending time with us.
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