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Border Patrol’s Abuse of Haitian Migrants, Ethiopian Blockade, Pfizer Vaccines for Children

The Department of Homeland Security is launching an investigation into the treatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S. border after images and video surfaced showing inhumane treatment by Border Patrol Agents. The footage shows agents chasing the migrants on horseback which they used to block them, grabbing them, and uttering expletives in their direction. Many prominent Democrats have spoken out against the federal agents and the Biden administration for allowing these actions to occur. Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro endorsed President Biden during his campaign, but has been outspoken against the recent conduct of Border Patrol agents as well as several other Biden administration policies towards asylum seekers. We speak with Castro about this recent criticism. Then, a months-long blockade on humanitarian aid into the Tigray region of Ethiopia by the Ethiopian government has caused some Tigrayans to starve to death. The U.S. government is threatening sanctions in response to the blockade, but Ethiopia’s government appears unwilling to budge, preferring to prevent any possibility of aid reaching Tigrayan fighters. On Monday, Pfizer announced that its COVID-19 vaccine had proven to be safe and highly effective for children ages 5 to 11. Now, it’s up to the FDA to authorize the use of the vaccine for this age group, which some expect to happen by the end of October. see more
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Border Patrol’s Abuse of Haitian Migrants, Ethiopian Blockade, Pfizer Vaccines for Children

The Department of Homeland Security is launching an investigation into the treatment of Haitian migrants at the U.S. border after images and video surfaced showing inhumane treatment by Border Patrol Agents. The footage shows agents chasing the migrants on horseback which they used to block them, grabbing them, and uttering expletives in their direction. Many prominent Democrats have spoken out against the federal agents and the Biden administration for allowing these actions to occur. Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro endorsed President Biden during his campaign, but has been outspoken against the recent conduct of Border Patrol agents as well as several other Biden administration policies towards asylum seekers. We speak with Castro about this recent criticism. Then, a months-long blockade on humanitarian aid into the Tigray region of Ethiopia by the Ethiopian government has caused some Tigrayans to starve to death. The U.S. government is threatening sanctions in response to the blockade, but Ethiopia’s government appears unwilling to budge, preferring to prevent any possibility of aid reaching Tigrayan fighters. On Monday, Pfizer announced that its COVID-19 vaccine had proven to be safe and highly effective for children ages 5 to 11. Now, it’s up to the FDA to authorize the use of the vaccine for this age group, which some expect to happen by the end of October. see more
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Roe v. Wade Under Threat As Conservative Nominee All But Assured Seat on Supreme Court

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Anti-abortion demonstrators pray in front of the U.S. Supreme Court July 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump said he will name his nominee to succeed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday -- a little more than a week after the death of the trailblazing feminist jurist. One of the top contenders is Amy Coney Barrett, whose conservative jurisprudence calls into question the future of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that affirmed a woman's right to choose an abortion. We'll talk about the likelihood that a conservative majority would overturn Roe and what that would mean for women across the country, particularly those who live in states that already limit abortion access.

Guests:

Michele Goodwin, Chancellor's professor and director, Center for Biotechnology & Global Health Policy, UC Irvine School of Law; author, "Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood"

Jennifer Dalven, director, Reproductive Freedom Project, ACLU

Carrie Cwiak, professor of gynecology and obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine; practicing OB/GYN and abortion provider at several Atlanta-area hospitals

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