The “America After Roe” podcast explores the rise of the religious right and the ongoing battle to reshape America in ways that go far beyond abortion. Produced by Henry Larson and Francesca D’Annunzio, this audio series is part of a national project by Carnegie-Knight News21. Cover art by Emily Mai.
Part 1: A Movement Divided
The anti-abortion movement’s biggest victory – the end of Roe v. Wade – has exposed fractures in one of America’s largest political coalitions.
Part 2: Gospel Through Law
A year after the reversal of Roe, a group of Christian lawmakers is working to mold American policy on abortion, LGBTQ issues and more. But its ultimate goal is more ambitious.
Part 3: Christian Nationalism
Christian nationalism has a foothold in conservative politics. But what is it? News21 explains this ideology and its rise in conservative politics.
Texas pastor works towards ‘abortion-free America’
Texas pastor Mark Lee Dickson travels the country hoping to create more “sanctuary cities for the unborn” – with a goal of banishing abortion from America.
Texas minister helps women travel to New Mexico for abortion care
Rev. Erika Ferguson has helped over 250 women receive abortions in New Mexico through a network that transports mostly women of color from Texas.
Catholic health mergers affect reproductive access
Mergers between Catholic and secular health systems can limit access to reproductive health care – even in states that are abortion safe havens.
Post-Roe, fears increase around the criminalization of pregnant people
Even before the reversal of Roe v. Wade, actions to criminalize behavior during pregnancy occurred across the country. Now, experts worry they’ll increase.
Native Americans navigate abortion access post-Roe
Abortion was never readily available to Indigenous women, and the reversal of Roe v. Wade made a bad situation much worse.