A leaked draft decision suggests the US Supreme Court is about to repeal Roe vs Wade, threatening abortion rights across the United States. Emily Tamkin is joined by Katie Stallard and Rachel Cunliffe to discuss what this ruling could mean, how dangerous a moment this is for women, and how the decision is reverberating across the world.
Plus, after Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov sparked a row with Israel by suggesting that Hitler was of Jewish descent, they discuss the role that Russia’s revisionist history of the Second World War plays in selling the invasion of Ukraine to the Russian public.
And in You Ask Us, they answer a listener’s question on whether Russia will formally declare war with Ukraine on its Victory Day holiday on 9 May.
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