Afghan women tackle English as a second language, Access to abortion through mail-order medication

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A file folder with the label “minor” sits on the desk of Dr. Leah Torres at the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Monday, March 14, 2022. The clinic is run by Robin Marty, author of a 247-page manual titled “The Handbook for a Post-Roe America.” Allen G. Breed/AP Photo

First, we hear from Afghan refugees who landed in the United States at Fort McCoy and now are students at UW-Milwaukee’s Intensive English Program. Then, we speak with an activist about a global nonprofit that supports women without abortion access.

Featured in this Show

  • UW-Milwaukee welcomes Afghan refugees

    Last year, Fort McCoy in Wisconsin housed nearly 13,000 refugees who escaped Afghanistan. Now, a group of women who formerly lived on the base are studying English at UW-Milwaukee. Two students join us to talk about their goals and life’s journey.

  • Activists working to provide remote abortion services

    If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade as expected, abortion would become illegal in Wisconsin. We talk with an activist from Aid Access, which sends abortion medication to women in places where it is difficult to obtain, about how it will respond in a post-Roe world.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Brooke Haley Guest
  • Farzana Guest
  • Mahrukh Guest
  • Christie Pitney Guest