A War On Women?

A War On Women?

Democrats used the first day of their convention to make the case that Republicans are waging "war on women." We explore the politics of issues like abortion and pay equity.

"Women's issues" have played a prominent role in the presidential campaign so far, surprising many activists on both sides of the aisle. During the first night of the Democratic National Convention, speakers frequently referenced what they say is a Republican "war on women." Kojo explores how hot-button debates over abortion, contraception and pay equity will play out in the days and months ahead.


Lilly Ledbetter

Activist for Pay Equity; Plaintiff, Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (U.S. Supreme Court, 2007)

Christina Bellantoni

Politics Editor, PBS News Hour

Cynthia Neff

Board Member, Women's Strike Force; Virginia Delegate to the Democratic National Convention

Barbara Mikulski

U.S. Senator (D-Md.)

Angela Alsobrooks

Maryland State's Attorney, Prince George's County

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