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march. on thursday, 181 people were arrested after they staged a demonstration on the street in front of the supreme court, among those arrested was democratic congressman judy chu of california, the lead sponsor of the women's health protection act. a bill that would quantify abortion rights nationwide. >> she is calling for the senate to abolish the filibuster and pass her bill, a move for which president biden has supported, but a remove that -- a move that remains highly unlikely. -- getting rid of the filibuster. we've seen a lot of anger and confusion about abortion rights in america. that is what happens when a constitutional right that was believed to be set in law is suddenly stripped away after nearly five decades. abortion is no longer a guaranteed right throughout the country. it also doesn't mean that any state that wants to ban it has been able to ban it right away. you've probably seen a version
on this map before you eased it. the 26 states that are highlighted in red here are the states that have already banned abortion or are likely to ban it very soon. this does not tell the complete story of the legal battles and complications happening on the ground right now. all of these 26 states where abortion rights are over or about to be over. as of today, you cannot access an abortion in just these nine states that are in the deeper red. total abortion bans enough fully in effect and six of these nine states. the other three, arizona, wisconsin, and west virginia, the laws remain unclear. they pose enough of a legal risk that people have stopped offering abortion care entirely. there's no abortion services whatsoever at any point. in the states alone, they're 14 and a half million women of reproductive age who no longer have any access to abortion services within their state if
they need it. we can see the number the states in the south. you cannot get an abortion anywhere close. extreme restrictions are already in place and states that we march here with the green stripes. south carolina, utah, ohio. they are banning abortions after the six weeks of pregnancy, which is before many women know that they are pregnant. texas has been forcing a near total ban for months now. and as a trigger law that says that it will eliminate access entirely. in utah, in 18-week ban is in place now after a judge placed a temporary restraining order that block the trigger law from taking effect. abortion may be completely banned in utah as well. as for the remaining states that are highlighted in red, abortion remains illegal for now. they will likely move to ban it in the near future. some already have laws on the books which will soon take effect, and others have laws that are being challenged in court.
if and when abortion bans are fully enforced and all of these 26 states, it will affect more than half of all women of reproductive age in the united states. tell us better understand the new landscape, i'm joined now by elizabeth nash. she's the principal policy associate of state issues for the guttmacher institute, and she has done a lot of research about what we can expect to happen in each state now that roe v. wade has been overturned. elizabeth, thank you for being with us again. it's good to see you, although it's not good to see you under the circumstances. let's talk a little bit about this checkerboard situation in the united states. are there likely to be enough places in the united states where, while difficult for women who live in other states to get to, abortion will still remain legal? >> now. frankly, we will not have enough clinics in the immediate future to meet the need for those who need abortion services. moreover, people who need to
travel may not be able to do so. we know the barriers that exist for travel. people cannot leave their homes because they have to raise their children. they cannot leave their homes because it cannot take time off of work. they simply should not have to leave their homes to access abortion services. what we are seeing with this map is the people we have to travel vast defense -- distances, we'll have to travel vast distances in order to access care. to your point, the clinics that are in states that have access, they are overwhelmed. we are seeing that in states where abortion remains -- the wait times for the next abortion appointment might be three weeks or four weeks from now. it is an incredible situation where we are seeing distances grout in the number of clinics shrink. >> how do clinics that are continuing to offer abortion
services deal at. that if there are long wait times, there are women who are now going to be bumping up against the limits that exist in some states. they now have to be state shopping about where i can get in appointment, where it will be illegal by the time i get an abortion as opposed to being able to get an abortion within days. >> it is exceedingly difficult. there are organizations and providers that are helping people access abortion services, but you know that in some of the clinics, literally when they pick up the phone to answer a phone call they say the next appointment is in for weeks. they know immediately how long of a wait it is and they can hang up the phone. >> is there some level of coordination between these places, where you can, say the next appointment for weeks, we know that if you call, if you go to this state, how do women get this information? >> there are several organizations around the
states. there are the local abortion clinics, the providers, everybody is working together. if you need an abortion, look online for -- or borscht finder dot org or go to pro-choice.org. there are coordinating care across the country. >> i want to ask you about texas, because a lot of people, this conversation started in texas. changes have occurred in texas. >> absolutely. right after the decision, we saw texas ban abortion entirely. there was a court case, and it went back to, after a few days, banning abortion at six weeks. there was another ruling from the texas supreme court allowing the pre roe v. wade abortion ban to go into effect.
this demonstrates the chaos that is happening at the legal level in states that are trying to ban abortion and how people are pushing back with these court cases. it is not like a light switch. we are seeing this not only across the country, and so it's very hard to keep up. definitely reach out to practical support organizations. >> and you are left with 24 states where abortion remains illegal. what is your view on whether the states remain safe for women and reproductive health. >> we are looking at this map, states along the west coast, hawaii, illinois, new mexico, colorado, the northeast, the mid-atlantic, those are the states that have actually added protections for abortion. those are the states that are moving to have funding for
abortion patients. those are the states that are expanding abortion provisions to clinicians like physician assistants. these are the states that are working to protect abortion rights. i will say that there are states like kansas, pennsylvania, north carolina where the situation in the coming years is a little more uncertain. the states have gone back and forth between being conservative and having progressive meters. we will really have to watch the states for the next couple of years because those are states that are critical to ensuring abortion access. >> elizabeth, thanks so much for your time this morning and always making time to help us understand this better. elizabeth nash is the -- at the -- institute. >> for me now is the operations director at the west alabama woman center.
she's also the author of handbook for a post roe america and the end of roe v. wade. thanks for being with, us can you tell us about what is going on an alabama specifically. >> i encourage everybody to pay attention to alabama. alabama was the first state to pass a total abortion ban, we did that in 2019. now, quite frankly, as we are watching this landscape, i think it is clear that alabama is leading the way exactly how republicans intended to make all abortion inaccessible. and alabama, because of a pre roe law, the supreme court decision came down and all abortion and in the state, all clinics stop seeing -- and it was a complete shut down. it's only been a week. in the weeks since then, we know that the attorney general has been the kind of changing what the views are on how our band works and it is unclear as to what providers would
actually supporters are allowed to do. we spent the first few days after the abortion ban came into effect making sure that we could contact all the patients who had their first day appointments. so you had one appointment, you leave for 48 hours, and you return four-year abortion. these are patients that we had the abortion care, with we let them know that we could not continue their carrot and that they can no longer get a legal abortion here. and we knew it had a capacity and had already spoken to people, that they would be supported, and that any extra financial needs, we will take care of those in order for them to travel. this was another three and a half hours and some had already come from texas to get to us. now they are being sent off to georgia. >> it's not the work of the west alabama wins center now? where to redirect people and give them the best advice as to
where to get an abortion? particularly as elizabeth was just, saying there is a four-week waiting list at some places. >> absolutely, not and i'm saying this -- with other emphasis. we have been informed that alabama is trying to understand what it's critical conspiracy law is. the attorney general announced an interview yesterday that they are trying to decide whether or not it is a criminal offense or some form of the fence, something that can be charged in order if you provide information as to whether a person can go to a different state. if you provide financial support or something that will help them get to a different state. we feel confident what we did before is within the letters of the law because these were patients we already had a relationship with. i completely stand by that and i will continue to stand by that whatever happens. we cannot provide information to patients. >> i don't want to get you into trouble, and with a court case,
i will testify that i have to ask these questions. are you kidding me? are you kidding me? you can be in trouble for telling, someone like i could, if someone wants to sue me for this, knock yourself out. if i can tell someone where they can get an abortion, how is that a legal liability in 2024 -- in 2022? >> i am not entirely sure, these are completely new rules and presidents. if we have learned anything else from the last year, if there are not any rules. it is wet the lawmakers and power decide, but that's going to be the rules and some of them are retrofitted. we have to keep trying to do what we can under what we believe we understand the rules are. but the national right to life committee put out a bill, they want all red states and all other states to pass that will essentially eliminate the ability to talk about abortion, through provided portion information, to be able to leave the state for an abortion,
and what is going on and all of them as the implementation of this bill through the attorney general who has stated that seat will come after local district attorney is if they do not process cases under this new law. but this is not just alabama, i think alabama is the test for this. i think alabama is going to go the first in the fastest. everyone can watch what will happen. we've already seen over the past few days planned parenthood in montana and they just announced planned parenthood in the midwest is no longer providing medication and abortions for people who are coming in from states where abortion is banned. they cannot guarantee the legal rest for themselves or their patience for them in a state where abortion is illegal. in a state >> i expect that all of their clinics will be moving to the same policy very soon. this is how bayne force not leaving the state for an abortion.
this is the first step and they are practicing. >> i would hope that the first charge or arrest under that sort of procedure would bump right up against the first amendment for restricting but people can say. you saw this coming, you have written two books about this. did you think this is how it would unfold, and it would be this bad when it happened? >> no, i can say with confidence that i did not. i assume that there would be rules. all of the things that i have done for actions for people to take, but also on the actions for a clinic preparing for this moment had rules. and they were assumptions that it would not be illegal to tell someone that this is where you can go to get an abortion. the new model legislation that is being proposed would put our doctors at risk if they so much as answered questions about someone who had done their own abortion and said, yes, i think
this was too much bleeding, or maybe should go to a hospital here, or maybe should come into us. this is the new landscape that i never could've fathom before. >> >> is there something you want to there it is happen, other than the fact that you didn't want this to happen in the courtroom? is there -- yes, i understand. at large, that is what you would like to. happen is there something that those of us who feel helpless in the face of this can do most actively now to try and change the situation for the health care women in the safety of women in this country? >> the immediate thing that we need right now especially in the south, we need that clinics that are in existence, and plan to stay in existence are kept open, all of them has no access to contraception. alabama's going to have no safe place for people to go if they are experiencing bleeding, even in a wanted pregnancy. we are going to stay open in order to provide contraception, sexual health, care but also to make sure that people are not at home bleeding because they
are afraid to go into the hospitals. so if you can find a local independent red state clinic, please give them money. they need it desperately. if we do not stay, open i do not know what's going to happen to these people. >> wow, robin, thank you, thank you for everything you. to thank you for sharing this with us. watch alabama, it is going to tell you how things were. go robbyn martinez the operations director for the west alabama women's center. it can no longer offer abortion care, and can no longer advise people on what to do about it at risk of legal jeopardy. robin, thank you, stay safe. >> thank you. >> still ahead on, shocking details revealed in this week's january 6th hearings by blockbuster witness cassidy hutchinson -- will it move the justice department to act, and want to canada, greenland, the vast majority of the, eu australia, russia, china, and north korea all have in common, it will have you stumped. i can tell you, you can safely and legally get an abortion
each of those countries. that is not even a complete list. we will take a look at how the u.s. the stacking up on the world stage, it is not good. right after the break an update on the brutal war in ukraine as well. ne a well pet dinosaur? i'll take care of you. ♪ ♪ [ growling ] [ screaming ] [ growling ] shh. nice and quiet. hey! look! it's your mom! hot dog? [ growling ]
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fighting the long front remains focused on the east where the senior u.s. defense official telling nbc news that russia is continuing to pay very high price to gain a tiny bit of land. watch also continues to launch strikes at civilian targets, and attacks which resemble state sponsored terror attacks more than they were some acts of war. at least 18 people are, dead and dozens more missing from a russian attack on a shopping mall in central ukraine. at least 21 people are dead, and scores more wounded following a russian missile strike on a residential community in the coastal resort town of -- just outside the ancient port city of odessa. who does so are as far from the front lines of fighting, and while putin publicly pines for odessa, right now russia has no way of invading, let alone conquering odessa either by land or sea. east of odessa, you see that on the bottom of your screen, preventing that assault by land ukraine continues to regain
territory with successful counterattacks to the south and east of mykolaiv near kherson which is a major ukrainiacity thatas been under ssian ntrol since the first days of the war back in february. kherson is adjacent to crimea which is why russia was able to control it. while the south coast following the -- other tax, ukraine has driven russia from snake island, which is a small but strategically located island in which several brave ukrainians famously told russia's black sea ship to go f yourself when ordered to surrender. ukrainians have since sunk the -- by the way. why just attack outside odessa -- telling the new york times that the strike was a, quote, act of revenge for the successful liberation of snake island. a senior u.s. defense official also tells nbc news that retaining snake island makes it not only easier to defend garcia, but this is important, it will open up sea lanes as
well which could potentially help you get some ukrainian ships past russia's black sea blockade. although, that official notes that the blockade does continue to be a real challenge, that is why i'm not not getting sunflower oil, wheat, and grain from ukraine. that is why the prices of those things have gone up. as i mentioned, vladimir putin failed in his quest to conquer ukraine in three days, he also failed in his stated goal of preventing the expansion of nato who is one of his publicly stated goals in his invasion other than denazifying ukraine. this week the nato secretary general jens stolen burke announced that sweden and finland, is in the middle of your screen had signed an agreement with turkey which resolved turkey's veto on admitting the two baltic nations into the alliance. look at the border between russia and finland, that is exactly what russia was trying to avoid having more nato countries on its border. that is a big win for nato, it is also a big win for turkey
and its authoritarian leader erdogan who gets a major political win on the world stage while dealing with some massive political headwinds at home. you think inflation is bad in america, it is % in turkey. joining me now, admiral -- former supreme allied commander of nato and msnbc chief international security and diplomacy analyst. also with me is [interpreter] the chief economist adviser for the former deputy director of the international monetary fund. between these two, guys we have it all covered. i will start with you admiral, thank you for being with us. this tornado thing is a very big deal. one might, say what does it matter that sweden is a nato, it is not on the border, but nato strength is not just about being on the border of russia, in the old days there's virtually nothing on the border with russia. it is about the military alliance to defend against invasions. >> indeed. first i want to welcome my good friend -- who obviously did not get the memo on not wearing a tie on
saturday, i'm sure you will correct that next time. ali, this is huge news for nato. let's talk about that border for just one second, what this presents is an enormous challenge for vladimir putin who has said, he will station russian forces along this border because of the nato session of finland. that is a big border, 600 plus miles, and guess what, those were troops that will no longer be available to attack ukraine. second point, sweden and finland are too high and military turnkey operations for nato, excellent troops, -- in afghanistan, libya, the swedish navy, the swedish air force, the equal of many of the high and nato countries and third and finally, ali, this is a unified moment for nato. it looked like there was going
to be a bit of a stutter step from turkey, that was overcome. some good personal diplomacy by our president by the way. here we are a very very good day for nato. >> mohammed, let me ask you notwithstanding the fact you are wearing a tie, let me ask you about turkey and inflation. i only bring this up, most americans don't really know much about turkey, but everybody thinks inflation is joe biden's fault, in europe, in france, inflation is as high as it has been in for decades. in the uk, i just came from south africa where all anybody talks about his gas prices and inflation. this is a global phenomenon. is there any likelihood of anything happening soon on the russia-ukraine front, that will alleviate inflation around the world? >> thank you, ali, it is wonderful to be with you and james tie notwithstanding. inflation is a global problem, and it is a global problem because commodity prices have gone up because supply chains have been disrupted. now how it plays out in
individual countries is also a function of two things. what were the initial conditions, and how have central banks and governments reacted. that is why you have a huge range of outcomes when you look at not just what inflation is today, but one inflation will be tomorrow and the day after. should we wait for things to improve in ukraine in order to bring inflation down? no. if we do, inflation will be entrenched in the system and we will repeat the very difficult time of the 70s where we not only have an inflation problem, but also have a growth problem. so let's hope that things get better, but there is a lot to do domestically to ensure that inflation does not become entrenched. >> standby, i just want to continue this conversation right after the break. i've admiral james -- and mohammed al aryan, we will continue this conversation, stay with us.
supreme allied commander of nato, he's the chief international security analyst for nbc move. also with me as muhammad -- from -- the president queens college at the university of cambridge and the former deputy director of the imf who continues to wear a tie. gentlemen, let me ask you about this, admiral muhammad makes a good point and we cannot hope that the war ends to solve the inflation problems on the west. as this war that russia thought would be 72 hours, western intelligence agencies that would be shorter to russia's advantage, as it drags on this is in the news less and people think about it less and they start to worry about their gas prices more. things like that. what does this war look like to you at this point, because you and i have been talking about
the days before the war and how the started, how does this and to you? >> i will make a very practical point first, which is something that we could do is unlock grain and get it out of ukraine and we can do that by escorting grain shipments with u.s. navy warships, or it could be a un project. and we've done that in the 19 80s where we escorted oil tankers out of the arabian gulf. for example -- by the way, snake island that you talked about, ukrainians just took, back that is part strategically a way of supporting that mission. in terms of how this ends, it's pretty simple. i don't know. nobody does. where is the most unpredictable color -- unpredictable human activities. i would bet on some kind of a negotiated settlement. both parties are burning
through resources. putting through his military, and on the ukrainian side it is the patience of the west that is the pacing function and so i would say in 4 to 6 months on both sides there will be more of a tendency to negotiate and we probably end up with something that looks like the korean war. an armistice and an armed state of war continues, but not this massive level of killing. then we can begin reconstructing ukraine. that will help adjusting inflation. >> you and i have talked through a few recessions, but we never talked in a situation where we have inflation soaring like this and the threat of a recession. the a vault. we have the fed, and we have some very experienced hands with janice yellin, but what is not working here? why are we still seeing the problems that we are seeing in
our economy? i want emphasize that a lot of these problems are global in nature, they are not necessarily americans to fix. but what can be done differently here in america to ease the pressure on people? >> domestically, we need to do three things differently. one is the federal reserve which has been very late to this threat. as latest last november, they thought inflation would be quote, transitory. the federal reserve needs to reestablish its credibility and move quickly, and that is not done either of those things yet. it's as an intense, to but it has not. as we got treasury, they are more constrained, because they have to go to congress. in a perfect world, you like them to do two things, which they have tried to do. one is to supply enhancing measures at home, including for the labor market and second,
targeting much better support for the most vulnerable segments of our population. the third element, we never forget, we need to contain financial instability. it's bad enough having inflation and recession, and we need to think about the financial instability as well. >> you've seen examples in the world where white people feel about their daily lives is the worst thing that happens. governments have been overthrown, alliances have fallen apart, and things can go south pretty badly when people feel that their lives are not working the way they should be, despite the fact that and ukraine, russia people seem pretty clear, certainly in the west and nato, about wet right and wrong actually is. the ability for people to sustain that level of support when they are feeling under financial pressure or otherwise can be dangerous. >> and he'd, and in particular, i would point to tying two things together here.
the lack of ukrainian grain entering the global food market, that creates real food scarcity. that leads to unrest, and why particularly worry is north africa and parts of the middle east, which normally get the ukrainian grain. you can hear echoes, old ghosts of the arab spring here and if we were rattling with the grain continuing to be blockaded by russia, i think there are chances for instability in that region of the world. north africa, middle east, they go up significantly. >> you make an interesting point, because the arab spring was as much about prosperity and the inability to obtain that, but thanks so much. it is really an honor to have you both here. admiral james -- is the supreme allied commander at msnbc's chief -- mohammed el-erian is the chief economic adviser and former --
at the international monetary fund. former aide to ex white house chief of staff mark meadows takes the stand to reveal some shocking new details surrounding the fateful day on january six. >> i found mr. meadows in his office on the couch, scrolling through his phone, leaning against the doorway and saying, it's an interesting conversation with rudy, mark. it looks like we're going to go to the capitol. he did not look out from his phone and said something to the effective, there's a lot going on, but i don't know. thanks mike it real, real bat on january 6th. eal, real ba on january 6th
house select january six committee served up some stunning revelations this week about the failed former presidents desperate attempts to remain in power. it is even messier than we thought. cassidy hutchinson, the former aide to ex -- chief of staff to mark meadows is being praised interacted for explosive public testimony that revealed the most intimate details yet about how the ex president and his inner circle reacted during the attack on the capitol. however, new reporting reveals what appears to be a sinister attempt to silence her before she spoke out. during this week's hearing, republican vice chair liz cheney outlined too thinly veiled threats that were set to witnesses testifying before the committee. >> this is a call received by one of our witnesses.
quote, a person let me know that you have our deposition tomorrow. he wants me to let you know that he is thinking about you. he knows you are loyal, and you will do the right thing when you go in for your deposition. >> we now know that hutchison was one of the recipients for at least one of those intimidating messages. a source familiar with just as depositions as the unnamed individual referred to as a person and the message was the guy on the right. the white house chief of staff mark meadows, how justin's old boss, a spokesperson for meadows denies this. despite the denial, new reporting from the washington post says that intimidating witnesses is par for the coast -- and the trump world. multiple federal investigations point to a similar pattern. trump's close allies privately shower potential witnesses with flattering attention, extending vigilance is that sting loyal to trump would be better than crossing him.
thankfully, hutchison did not came to the pressure and showed up and delivered an explosive testimony. the 25-year-old explained how the ex president was desperate to join supporters at the capitol after his rally on january six and related story told her about how trump became irate when his team informed him that he could not go to the capital because of safety concerns. >> the president reached out towards the front of the vehicle to grab at the stealing wheel, mr. engel grabbed his arm and said sir, you take your arm off of the steering wheel. we're going back to the west wing, we're not going to the capital. mr. trump then used his free hand to lunge towards bobby engle, and he motioned towards his clavicle. >> joining us cynthia ochsner, a former federal prosecutor in msnbc legal analysts.
we had a couple of days to not only digest the testimony, but to get the confirmations and seek corroboration for what she said how right-wing media has attacked cassidy hutchinson. what do you make of would happen on tuesday. how instrumental wait in this investigatiow that we have had a couple of days of analysis in between. >> first of all, i don't think the attacks on her have worked at all. when we are finding is that the attacks of her are corroborating her because the police and secret service are more corroborated been anything else. i think what it does is just one more thing that forces garland to act. this case with cassidy hutchison and the witness tampering is inescapable. it needs to be investigated and it needs to go to the grand jury and it needs to be done yesterday. my guess is that in the united
states attorney's office in d.c., they've already done it. once you get to the witness tampering, once you add an all of the subpoenas they go out on the fake electors, we are pulling the thread on the sweater. it is just one more thing for -- that forces sam garland to act. it is a new low that we would prosecute a president as he leaves office. garland is not want to be that person but he will have to be that person. >> and is that good or bad? good about that he wants to be that person? >> it's terrible for our country that we have to prosecute the next president, but it's worse not to because what is happening here, the ex president has tried to overthrow the government and we can't just walk away and say okay, let's bring our hands and how are we going to do it. we can't do that. we have to prosecute him. we have to prosecute the witness tampering. we have to prosecute the conspiracy to overturn the
election and the corrupt electors. we have to prosecute the conspiracy that includes georgia. we are without an option. it's not wonderful, it's not good for our country, but it is inescapable. >> one thing for the non lawyers among us that we witnessed out of this testimony, as you said, we are pulling the threats on the sweater, but the idea that it is a sweater, right, it is not separate threads. the rando's who have been arrested for violating the capitol and the proud boys, and the folks involved in seditious conspiracy, cassidy hutchinson has made us realize that these things are now more connected than some people would have liked to have acknowledged that they were. the white house and the folks trying to overturn the election and electoral college stuff were related to these other folks. >> right, everything is related. let me just say, it is unclear to me why nobody has given you an honor given what you've done the last five years, but beyond that, the case is stronger and
it takes up the whole sweater. if you look at the raffensperger call all by itself, just a couple words, that case could have some problems just because trump could say oh, they told me i had these, there were some irregularities, blah blah blah. but when you look at the entire phone call, when you look at the entire trip to georgia, you add in the rest of the elector conspiracies and cases, when you add in for instance scott perry coming up and the burning of the document, the case becomes stronger as it becomes the larger conspiracy. these are all individual acts and witness intimidation. so the more the committee can help the department of flesh out the facts and now flush out more about the relationship between the proud boys and oath keepers and trump and the war room, and how that worked with meadows, the more they can flush all that out, the stronger the case will be for the justice department. >> it is terrible for a country
to have to prosecute the president, but it was worse not to. you crystallized things, noel cynthia, thanks for your time this morning. as always, said he asked fox news -- nbc legal analyst. coming, up the supreme reversal of roe v. wade is not the first erosion of rights we have seen over the past few years, even in the past few months. what is really at stake as a head. at stake as a head baja chipotle sauce? yep, they're constantly refreshing. y'all get our own commercial! subway keeps refreshing and- this is john. he hasn't worked this hard to only get this far with his cholesterol. taken with a statin, leqvio can lower bad cholesterol and keep it low with two doses a year.
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time the supreme court has ever taken away a right, rather than expanding one. for those of us who associate positive rights with democracy, the erosion of rights has been underway for years, even without the help of the highest court in the land. from 50,000 feet, it may seem as if rights, especially when you're thinking about gay marriage have been expanding, but look more closely and you will realize that personal rights are being steadily chipped away, voting rights, lgbtq rights, rights around education, health care, elections, you name it. with the supreme court of the united states has done, and simply to extend america's recent streak of erasing rights that are inherent to democracy. overturning roe v. wade and leaving abortion laws up to the states makes america an outlier among developed countries. take a look at this map, these are countries where a person can get an abortion, quote, on request. now there are varying limits on how far along the pregnancy is, but for the most part if you want an abortion in any of these places in green, you can
get it. canada, greenland, france, spain, italy, majority of europe for that matter, australia and new zealand, all countries you would expect to see on the map, and then there are countries you might be more surprised to see in this group, including cuba, argentina, turkey, russia, china, and i hope you are sitting down for this one, north korea. even in some countries that embrace authoritarianism, and have horrible records on human rights and the treatment of women, abortion is still available on request. now here's a look at a map where abortion is outright prohibited, it is actually a smaller amount than you would think, egypt, iraq, madagascar, philippines, sierra leone, senegal, and if you are this. the rest of the world varies with laws that allow abortion under wage of circumstances, including when saving a life or preserving a persons health. this is where america falls, somewhere in between sweden and sierra leone, somewhere between a full band and fully legal, that is because since the reversal of roe v. wade it is tough to characterize the legal
status of abortion in america because it now varies wildly between a state to state. the right to an abortion, a woman's right to control her own body, no longer has blanket constitutional production in america which means that women have rights in china and north korea that they do not have in the united states of america. this map is actually being generous giving america too much credit, the u.s. does not deserve to be striped in green and red depicting a nation that does not make up its mind, the entire country should be painted red because it does not matter if abortion is allowed in some states, if it is prohibited and even just one, that america is not truly a free country. if the rights of one single american are taken away, none of us enjoy absolute freedom as citizens of this country. regardless of how you feel about abortion, americans should be deeply concerned at the ease with which five supreme court justices ripped unconstitutional right right out from under the american people. this supreme court sessions
reign of terror came to an end this week after a string of decisions that will leave this country battered and bruised for years to come, but this far-right supermajority we'll be back next session. and the session after that. and the session after that. as long as this lopsided court rules unchecked by the other branches of government, it will continue to tear down rights and privileges rather than build them up, and it will do so with impunity. the sting of the end of roe v. wade should be enough to make you fight for democracy, but in case it wasn't, clarence thomas is a threat to we consider the right to birth control, same-sex relationships, and marriages should seal the deal. there is no land of the free, when freedoms are extinguished. extinguished >> all, right good morning
everyone, welcome to the cross connection. until cross coming to you live from new orleans where the ss is happening this weekend. we are all still reeling from the shocking testimony out of the surprise january six hearing on tuesday. thanks to cassidy hutchison, former senior aide to donald trump's chief of staff mark meadows, we learned that trump knew that the rioters were definitely armed, and quote did not effing care that they had weapons. she said trump was so upset that the motorcade was not going to the capitol, that he actually tried to grab the steering wheel. of course the headliner is denying all of this. just yesterday, nbc news confirmed that she received a message before her testimony they can certainly amount to witness intimidation. it sounds a lot like it. it's important to remember, these hearings are happening because democrats are in control of congress. if the democrats lose after november's midterms, in a congressional effort to hold trump and his coconspirators accountable, and the