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Join KOSU, StateImpact Oklahoma for a Twitter Spaces conversation about reproductive care in Oklahoma

Left to right: StateImpact Oklahoma health reporter Catherine Sweeney, University of Tulsa College of Law Professor Aila Hoss, and KOSU Indigenous Affairs reporter Allison Herrera

Reproductive rights and abortion are very much in the news right now and have been for the last year. KOSU will be hosting a Twitter Spaces event on Monday, May 9 at 12 p.m. CST to discuss the new abortion laws recently passed and signed into law in Oklahoma.

In the discussion, the speakers will be talking about how the McGirt v. Oklahoma decision applies, given that Tulsa and a large part of eastern Oklahoma is considered reservation land for purposes of the Major Crimes Act.

Join KOSU Indigenous Affairs reporter Allison Herrera, StateImpact Oklahoma health reporter Catherine Sweeney and Professor Aila Hoss from the University of Tulsa College of Law, where she teaches and researches at the intersection of Indian law and health law. We will be taking questions and intend to keep reporting on this topic over the course of the next year.

You must be on Twitter to join the conversation as it happens in real time. However, we will be recording it and will publish an edited version of it on KOSU.org.

Here are some suggested background articles to read before the conversation:

  • Will tribal land provide safe haven when Oklahoma's abortion ban goes into effect? Experts say not anytime soon (KOSU)
  • Indigenous women face extra barriers when it comes to reproductive rights (High Country News)
  • A bill making its way through the Oklahoma Legislature would require parents’ OK on contraception for minors (StateImpact Oklahoma)
  • A Framework for Tribal Public Health Law (Aila Hoss)

Remember to set a reminder on Twitter to be notified when the conversation begins!

Allison Herrera covered Indigenous Affairs for KOSU from April 2020 to November 2023.
Catherine Sweeney was StateImpact Oklahoma's health reporter from 2020 to 2023.
Kateleigh Mills was the Special Projects reporter for KOSU from 2019 to 2024.
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