TSI-TSI-KI FÉLIX, HOST: Like many women that consider that, obviously, the right to one’s own body, to determine what we shall do with it is very important. But, how do you craft an argument against those women who think that babies are being murdered? How does one reach that level of compromise, Johani?
JOHANI ADAMES, PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Of course, you’re talking about bodily autonomy, primarily. The decision over your body, of your deciding over your own body, and that falls upon the woman. The woman, her doctor, and her faith. It isn’t a decision that we can make here, neither is it a decision that politicans should make...in no state legislature and in no Congress, right? Government cannot make decisions for us, that is simply what I would say to those women.
TSI-TSI-KI FELIX, HOST: While I consider it monstrous that some women use abortion as a family planning method and view it as just another procedure, it is also unacceptable to deny a woman’s basic right to choose (whether) to be a mother or not. Nowadays, that right is in limbo. Trump’s gag law denies basic funding to clinics that help women with certain reproductive aspects nationwide. This goes beyond pursuing our own bodily self-sovereignty as women. This is about those who lack the resources to plan their families and end up submitting to procedures that end their lives. I’m Tsi-Tsi-Ki Felix. Until next time.