Thursday, September 28

Abortion bans and domestic violence, Biden in Saudi Arabia: 5 Things podcast

On today’s episode of the 5 Things podcast: Pregnant people could face greater risk of domestic violence after abortion bans

Health inequities reporter Nada Hassanein explains. Plus, the House votes on two bills to protect abortion access, money reporter Elisabeth Buchwald breaks down June’s Consumer Price Index amid record inflation, President Joe Biden begins a controversial trip to Saudi Arabia and autopsy findings will be released for Jayland Walker.

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Hit play on the player above to hear the podcast and follow along with the transcript below. This transcript was automatically generated, and then edited for clarity in its current form. There may be some differences between the audio and the text.

Taylor Wilson:

Buenos dias. I’m Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need to know Friday, the 15th of July, 2022. Today, how pregnant people could face a greater risk of domestic violence after abortion bans. Plus, record inflation and more.

Here are some of the top headlines:

  1. Russian missiles hit a city in central Ukraine yesterday killing at least 23 people and injuring more than a hundred. Ukraine is accusing Russia of deliberately targeting civilians in the attack in Vinnytsia.
  2. Ivana Trump has died. The businesswoman and former President Donald Trump’s ex-wife was 73.
  3. And Brittney Griner faced a Russian court again earlier today. Her defense lawyers presented evidence that she received permission from Arizona health authorities to use cannabis for chronic pain.

Experts say that pregnant people could face a greater risk of domestic violence after states have started to ban abortions. Environmental and health inequities reporter, Nada Hassanein, says that thousands could be threatened.

Nothing Hassanein:

There are multiple reasons, but pregnant women who are rural, low income, women of color, face specific disparities when it comes to domestic violence. There have been studies that show higher rates of domestic violence among these groups of women. When it comes to pregnancy itself, studies have shown that pregnancy itself is a time in which domestic violence abuse itself actually increases.

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