The Current

The Current for June 27, 2022

Today on The Current: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade — what does it mean for Canada?; invasive jellyfish making a new home in B.C.; and episode one of Unlocking the Fountain.
Nahlah Ayed guest hosts The Current on June 27, 2022. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, opening the door for individual states to ban abortion. Guest host Nahlah Ayed speaks with Anna Visser, communications and education director for Right to Life Michigan; Robin Marty, operations director for the West Alabama Women's Center; and law professor Carolyn Shapiro, founder and co-director of Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States. We also talk with Carolyn Egan, a spokesperson with the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics, about concerns over access in this country.

Then, an invasive species of jellyfish believed to be native to southeast China, Craspedacusta sowerbii, is making a new home for itself in B.C.'s freshwaters. Zoologist Florian Lüskow tells us more about them.

And if there was a pill to slow or even stop the aging process, would you take it? We hear about growing older and aging healthily in episode one of the CBC podcast Unlocking The Fountain.

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