"We've rallied when a policy did not strike us as fundamentally fair"

Oct 24, 2018, 06:29 PM

This week, Nish talks with Rachel Esplin Odell and Jennifer Walker Thomas, two leaders of the organization Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG). The group recently made news when it called upon the four Mormon Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to take seriously allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.

Rachel and Jennifer talk about how MWEG developed organically after 2016--and particularly out of concern over the Muslim ban and other executive actions that impact refugees and other immigrant communities.

In addition, Nish and Amy discuss a trio of stories related to religious freedom, including a case in which a Catholic pharmacist in Michigan refused to fill the prescription of a woman who was actively miscarrying.

And we bring you some new pop culture recommendations, as well as a reminder to eat all the donuts and drink all the cider while you still can.

Discussed This Week:

Trump administration set to expand religious exemptions to birth control coverage (Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post)

Michigan pharmacist refuses medicine to woman having miscarriage(Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press)

Deep in the desert, case pits immigration crackdown against religious freedom (Ryan Lucas, NPR)

Slow Burn Season 2: The Impeachment of Bill Clinton (Leon Neyfakh, Slate)

W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro (Netflix)