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i don't think this is going to be an obstacle. in 2008, germany and france made very clear that they did not want to let ukraine into nato. you have to be clear. either you are willing to defend the country, in which case you bring on a kick quick path to go in, or you don't go on that path. >> that's one of the enduring lessons that we find herself in. thank you very much, i appreciate it. that is all in on this thursday night, msnbc prime joins right now. >> good evening, chris, and i for 1 am amuse that vladimir putin seems to have done more for nato expansion than biden trump together. >> funny how that works. >> we will be discussing that tonight. thank, you chris, have a great rest of your night. thanks to you at home for joining us this hour, it is not a secret that president richard nixon had a big ego. but in the first year of his presidency he made a whopping promise. >> president nixon told the
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white house conference on food, nutrition, and health that people can't live with their conscience if people go. hungry three bills here sent to congress, in which he said, should virtually eliminate poverty as a sort of malnutrition. >> delegates to the conference streamed into a washington hotel. they included corporation executives, welfare mothers, labor leaders, doctors, young social activists, indians, mexican americans, and bureaucrats. some lobbied for their ideas to end hunger. the conference was opened by president nixon. he said now is the time to do something for the estimated 15 million americans too poor to buy enough food. >> until this moment in our history as a nation, the central question has been, whether we as a nation would accept the problem of a malnourishment as a national responsibility. that moment has passed. on may 6th, i asserted to congress that the moment is at
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hand to put an end to hunger in america itself for all-time. speaking for this administration, i not only accept the responsibility, i claim the responsibility. >> i, richard nixon, wood and hunger in america. i claim the responsibility. richard nixon obviously did not defeat food insecurity. prior to being forced to resign the presidency and disgrace, but something did come out of that white house conference on food, nutrition, and health that really did help make a dent. more than 30,000 experts attended that conference. representing a wide range of expertise and interest groups to try and game out with the united states could do to end hunger as a result of poverty. at the end of the conference, the group wrote up a big report. here is the lead doctor in charge of the conference handing it over to nixon. it was a big, heavy report. the report made more than 1800 recommendations to improve federal policy around food and
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nutrition, more than 1600 of those proposals were enacted by the federal government within two years, excluding one with kind of a funny name. it's called wick. sounds like a candle work, but it is spelled w i see. one of the problems identified that conference was that young poor mothers were struggling to come up with the money to feed not just themselves but their babies, as well. wic we're supposed to fix that. in 1974 the first wic clinic open in pineville, kentucky. today the wic program provide services in all 50 states, using federal money to pay for voters for mothers with young kids to buy healthy food like fruits and veggies and whole grain bread and baby formula. for their little kids who can't eat solid foods. for weeks now, not just wic moms, but all moms have been scouring shelves for baby formula due to a kind of perfect storm of corporate and bureaucratic and logistical failures. this nationwide shortage has turned into a full blown
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crisis. it is hitting those wic moms, those moms below the poverty line, especially hard. a huge part of the wic program is about supplying baby formula to mothers. of all the baby formula sold in the united states more than half is purchased by mothers on wic assistance. because this is a federal program there are restrictions on the kind of formula you can get. if you're lucky enough to find formula on the shelves, but that is not a wic approved brander size, you are out of luck. so today congress tried to fix that. the democratic-controlled house of representatives has voted on a bill appropriately named in the access to baby formula act, which would knock down some of that red tape. to expand access to baby formula under the wic program. it sounds like a no-brainer, right? in the middle of a nationwide formula shortage, let's make it just a little easier for the poorest mothers to access baby formula. it's almost impossible to come up with a reason to be against it. and yet nine republicans, nine
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of them, voted no on that bill. representatives like marjorie taylor greene and lauren boebert and matt gates voted to keep that red tape that makes it harder for poor mothers to access food for babies. and if you think that is shocking, multiply that by about 20, because that is one of two bills passed by the house to address the baby formula shortage. the other will give the food and drug administration, the fda, more money to help increase formula suppliers to prevent this kind of shortage from ever happening again. it passed as well, but barely, because 192 republicans, 192 republicans, voted against that bill, which, again, would make it easier for parents to feed their babies. it is astounding that house republicans almost in unison have telegraphed to the country that they do not care about using every single legislative lever at their disposal so that their fellow americans can stop worrying about how they are
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going to feed their infant children. i've got to be honest, this is on a whole other level. coming from the political party in this country that claims to be obsessed with the well-being of babies. the republican obsession with being pro-life apparently ends when the baby is born. if you are having trouble keeping your baby alive because you cannot find it food, well, you're on your own. thanks to the democratic majority, to baby formula's have passed the house. one has already passed the senate. we wait for them to arrive on president biden's desk, but it is good moment to check in on how exactly we got here. last september the fda conducted an inspection of the baby formula plant in michigan. on that same day, a baby was hospitalized with a severe bacterial infection after consuming formula produced at that plant. three other babies would go on to get sick after drinking formula from that factory. two of them died, tragically. the fda says they found no
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traces of the deadly bacteria in the plant. when they inspected in september, when they went back a few months later, they found traces of it all over the place. on the walls, on the floors, on the doors, and so the plant was shut down. this particular factory supplies about a fifth of the nation's formula supply. the fda has reportedly struck a deal with the factory to get production up and running in the next two weeks. but it could still mean months before new formula from that factory hits shelves nationwide. because the fda failed to address those issues earlier, even though it had been ticked off by a whistle blower because the biden administration didn't come up with a workaround until the shelves started turning bare, because the formula company felt had to keep the factor clean in the first place. because of all that we are in a crisis that has parents terrified they won't have food for their babies. so now the biden administration is playing catch-up. the first line of attack has a catchy name. operation fly formula. the idea is to airlift baby
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formula into the united states as you would towards own. they'll contract commercial planes, low them up with baby formula produced in other countries, and zip them over to the u.s., by passing existing frayed routes that move much lower. a biden administration official says the first operation fly formula flights will take off as soon as this weekend. the first flight is expected to leave from zurich in switzerland, loaded up with 1.5 million bottles of formula, eight ounces each. the plane will land in plainfield, indiana. from there the formula will be distributed all over the country. president biden also announced he would be triggering the defense production act to ramp up the formula supply. that's the same tool used to increase the supply of masks and gowns and vaccines during the height of the pandemic. the white house said it will now be used, the defense production act, to increase access to the ingredients that manufacturers need to make more formula. but the administration says it could take weeks for
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availability to return to normal, and that if these hail mary's work. joining us now is democratic congresswoman rosa delauro from connecticut, and chair of the house appropriations committee. she introduced legislation to give emergency funding to the fda so that the resources to address the shortage. she also chaired hearing that address this issue earlier today. congresswoman dolores, and you for joining us this evening. earlier today the senate approved a bill by unanimous consent that would improve access to baby formula for low-income americans using the wic program. it seems non controversial. are you surprised nine of your own house colleagues, all republicans, balked at passing this bill? >> this is not a political issue. this is not a democratic issue. it's not politics this is about saving our babies and you made a comment about, we lost two babies, and several more at in
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have been hospitalized. parents are frantic to be able to access infant formula. the shelves are bare. and at the same time, they are concerned and worried that the comment the formula may by is harmful to their child's health. it is shocking. it is shocking. maybe not surprising, but shocking that anyone could vote against this legislation. the number of people the republicans who voted in the house last night, against the bill that i introduced is equally as shocking. but we did have 12 republican members who supported the effort for, because they understand our job is to address this very serious crisis, and we need to do it now. >> yes. 190 odd republicans voted against that last night, bizarrely, outrageously. you mentioned the importance of access to formula, which is very important. but there also has to be access
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to safe formula. the problem was that there was this issue with the family factory in the recall. that all happened several months ago. there are some who argue the fda completely dropped the ball in september, that in february, when factory was closed, the biden administration is a whole drop the ball because they didn't anticipate what was coming. isn't that a fair criticism, that this could've been resolved much earlier than it has been? >> let me just put this into perspective. this is an issue of supply and an issue of food safety. so you are right in this concept. the abbot labs in sturgis, michigan, knowingly sold a contaminated product, contaminated instant formula. they violated all kinds of rules. they falsified records. they gave inaccurate information to the fda in audits. they didn't do the proper testing. the plant was not clean. again, knowingly introduced a
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product into the market that was contaminated. in your earlier comments you said there are only four major producers of infant formula in the united states. that, in and of itself, is a problem. so with contracting we should do away with it. because when abbott has 40 cent of the wic recipients, and thank god for richard nixon for making that summit we got a wic program. we need to address the underlying issue. so let me just talk about the fta, because in fact in september they look at the plant. there was suspicion. in october the whistleblower's report. they didn't do anything about it. in january they went back into the plant, found the
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contamination, and then you have the recall in february. the fda is culpable on dragging their feet and not holding abbott to an fda standard. both of those places are being investigated right now, and i'm engaged in that investigation, calling for an inspector general investigation but the point is that we needed to move quickly which is what we are saying. >> i'm glad to hear congress is going to be holding the fda to account. one last question. the president took measures yesterday in voting the defense production act to help with the shortage. how much of an impact using the defense production out will have in solving this problem as quickly as possible? >> i think the defense production act could have a
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serious effect on the production of this product, in addition to which, and i was delighted to hear that the first airlift was going to be from zurich. what we need to do, not only should we be importing project but we ought to be importing that product from fda approved facilities. we should not open the door to facilities who haven't passed the standards and the statutory requirements that the fda has. the fda does have a standard. the current fda did not move to keep in abbot touch with those standards and in fact didn't know anything at all about that, but we do have a standard. let's bring the product back, put it on the shelves, and give family some sense of understanding that they can trust the product that is safe that is on the market and that they will be able to feed their babies are not cause them any harm. >> congresswoman rosa delauro,
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democrat from connecticut. thank you for this evening. >> thank you for highlighting this. >> up next, the house january 6th investigators now want to question a fellow member about a tour he gave the day before january 6th. what do they think he's hiding? stay with us ding stay with us and doug. ♪ harp plays ♪ only two things are forever: love and liberty mutual customizing your car insurance, so you only pay for what you need. (emu squawks) if anyone objects to this marriage, speak now or forever hold your peace. (emu squawks) (the crowd gasps) no, kevin, no! not today. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ bipolar depression. it made me feel trapped in a fog. this is art inspired by real stories of bipolar depression. i just couldn't find my way out of it. the lows of bipolar depression can take you to a dark place. latuda could make a real difference in your symptoms.
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lincoln. that office has my name on the door, and it has -- and it is just off of statutory hall. anybody what came through statutory hall can see that office. that is not where i do most of my work. but upon the third floor is right to most of my work, and there are 1 million members of the united states congress right now, who could not tell me where that office was, and could not find that office if they needed to. nobody touched the door, where my name is. but they're -- my staff is inside my office, and with furniture piled at the door, with people trying to get in. they did not let them in. my question is, how did they know where that office was? >> that was congressman jim clyde bin, two days after the assault on january 6th.
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expressing a view held that many of his congress had, that many of the rioters were good at navigating the labyrinth of the u.s. capitol. after navy veteran named republicans giving what she called, reconnaissance tours of the capitol the day before the riot. cheryl and 33 other house democrats sent a letter requesting that capitol in the senate sergeant in arms investigate the extremely high numbers of groups inside the capitol on the day preceding the riot. visitors who appeared to be associated with the riot the following day. they noted that the visitors was particularly spaces -- tours were not allowed due to covid. the only way they could get in the building, be in the building, is if they were brought in by a member of congress. georgia republican congressman barry -- one of the hundred and 47 republicans who rejected two --
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later issued assist, asking the ethics committee to investigate the 34 democrats who sent that letter. they accused democrats of smearing republican members without evidence, and he said quote, no republican member of congress led anyka reconnaissance tours through the capitol. he could prove this using security footage. that is where the state -- supreme, accusations that they were given tours by republican members the day before, and then a dial by republican congressman who had not even been accused. the whole thing had a big, big if true energy. we did not really have any idea what was going on until today. the january 6th investigation sent this letter to congressman loudermilk, asking him to come in and chat with them. quote, based on our review, we believe that you have information regarding a tour that you lead through parts of the capitol complex on january the 5th, 2021.
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republicans on the committee and house administration which, you remember, claimed to have reviewed security footage on the day's proceeding january 6th, and determine that there were no tours, no large groups, nobody with maga hats. the select committee's review of evidence come directly contradicts that. we have not seen the evidence that they are referring to, we have no independent confirmation that these tours took place. a big advance in the story, just a few weeks before the public hearings, and saying that they did. lots to unpack here. joining us now is nicholas wu, congressional reporter at politico. thank you for being with us tonight. representative loudermilk puts out this joint statement with another republican congressman tonight, calling on the capitol police once again to release whatever tapes they have they have, giving him tapes. he essentially admitted that he did lead a group, which -- around the house office buildings. what do you make of today's
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developments and this response from congressman? >> there is a whole lot that we still don't know this evening, about what exactly happened on january 5th, and all of these tours. congressman loudermilk has admitted to bringing a constituent inside, they also include the fact that they were not part of a january 6th investigation. this raises some questions, so to speak, about what exactly this means. who they were. for that matter, what made the january 6th committee so concerned about congressman ladder milks tour? grab security camera footage, if this really was just a constituents calendar, this might not have risen to the level of asking yet another sitting member of congress to come and talk to them. >> nicholas, it is a very
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explosive allegation, and the timing is very interesting. are you surprised to see this whole story being revived by the one sixth committee just a week before the start of public hearings? >> this is a storyline that had really died down a little bit over the last few days. as you mentioned earlier, this is something that the initial chaotic and can be confusing weeks after the attack of the capital have been something that really ignited a lot of theory among democrats, who saw a lot of their republican colleagues as being complicit. you have the latter 30 democrats who had raised concerns over these tours. i remember talking to a congresswoman, who is now january 6th committee member, and talking about how in hindsight, there appeared to be concerns about those groups. at least in the intervening here, there was not a lot more attention paid to that, but as
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far as the evidence was handed off, the justice department, and not much more was heard from them. there have not been 90 pieces of evidence that have come out to backup these democratic's initial doubt -- here we are again, seeing this thrust back into the spotlight. >> and you got the scoop today that the january 6th committee has attained a batch of white house photographs, including images from january 6th, which could give -- about the moments and actions like key players kick president sharp. these photos feel like the first thing that i would ask for if i was investigating the president, why are we just hearing about them now? >> this is something that is all part of the committee's work to try and commit a timeline, in places of what happened that day. where was the president when he was, for example, sending this tweet? on the afternoon of january 6th,
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attacking vice president pence. for that matter, who else was in the room? where were they standing? we can expect a lot of this information to play a role, as they move towards the goal of hearings in the next few weeks. they will need to tell a visual story that will be compelling and interesting. >> nicholas, very quickly, we're out of town. a lot of outlets reporting that bill barr is in talks to give sworn testimony, how big a deal is that. ? >> it is not that surprising, that he is talking to the committee. for months, they've been talking about these informal discussions. but right before public hearings, it really speaks to the level at which the committee is trying to talk to anybody, they're trying to tell the story of not just january 6th, but all of the trump administration's attempt to overturn the election. >> we will have to leave it
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there. nicholas, thank you, but we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> much more to come here tonight, but first a quick story to tell you about the great state of colorado. one of the leading candidates for the republican nomination for governor in that state's former colorado mayor greg lopez. like so many other candidates, craig lopez is an election denier. when it comes to undermining democracy, lopez wants to do a lot more than just question the results of past elections. today, -- has a new plan to stop counting all votes equally, and do away with the popular vote in colorado. under his plan, they will develop his own state level electoral college, giving more power to rural conservative voters, and more -- and suburban coloradans. under the guise of counting votes based on turnout. i wonder why he would run to do that?
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>> democratic governor has a 10% -- it would turn into a blowout republican victory under lopez's plan. a 28 point shift towards republicans, so long as you don't count each about equally. >> so long as you don't count each vote equally. u.s. states are supposed to be laboratories of democracy, but if election denying republicans are in power this november, they may quickly become laboratories of autocracy. we'll be right back.
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the senate finally voted to approve a 40 billion dollar military and humanitarian aid package for ukraine. the vote was 86 to 11, with all of the low votes coming from republicans. it brings the total amount of american investment in this conflict, about 54 malian dollars in the last few months. the senate had planned to fast-track in the last, week but was diamond by a candidate from the republican party who wanted more oversight for the money. joe biden's expected to move quickly and sign it. as lawmakers were voted on that bill, the he was very meeting with leaders of finland and sweden, after those countries submitted request for permission to enter nato. finland and sweden, of course, decided to break their long
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held neutrality stances in response to russia's invasion of ukraine, an invasion that putin says he launched in order to push nato away from ukraine's borders. how is that working out for you? ukraine is hoarding its first trial for a war crime. ukraine authorities have accused this 21 year old russian tanker commander of fatally shooting a 62-year-old ukrainian man in northeastern ukraine in february. he faces life in prison if convicted. today he pled guilty until the cool court that he shot the civilian orders from two officers. he said the man could inform ukrainian soldiers about the location. he asked the man's widow to forgive him. when prosecutors asked her what a fitting punishment would be, she said life in prison, but all that she would support support swapping the russian soldier as a exchange for ukrainian soldiers. three judges signing over the
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case and must meet reach a unanimous verdict to convict a russian soldier, beside his guilty plea. the trial of a bosnian serb soldier who confessed to multiple counts of murder and rape during the bosnian war in 1993. he was later convicted of genocide. ukrainian prosecutors are moving quickly to prevent further war crimes cases for from court, but it is a herculean task. the country's prosecutor general says the country's 11,000 cases of war crimes, but only 40 suspects so far. joining us now is professor david crane, founding chief prosecutor of the un special court in sierra leone from april 2000 to july 2005. during that time he indicted liberian president charles taylor for war crimes committed during sierra leone's civil war. he's now a distinguished scholar in residence at syracuse university's college of law in the founder of the global accountability network. professor crane, thank you for making time for us tonight. ukraine holding this trial
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during the war means the victims family won't have to wait for justice. what is the other, is there a bigger more political advantage of holding this trial now? >> i think it's very important, and good evening, it's great to be talking to you. i think it's important. it's a marker to that russian forces know that if they're not gonna follow the law, the laws of armed conflict, they're going to be held accountable for their actions. this is the beginning of the beginning, but a very important, very politically savvy move, to show that individuals who violate the laws of armed conflict, shoots civilians for no reasons, civilians are especially to be protected. you can't just target civilians. then they will be held accountable. >> you have ukrainian prosecutors, excuse me, with their work cut out for them. thousands of cases, dozens of suspects. they are getting some help from international investigators and forensic experts. what else might they need to prosecute these cases
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successfully unfairly? >> they just have to continue to look at forensics, look at social media, look at victims, talk to media. we've been talking to this for a couple of decades. we've had the jurisprudence, we have the proper rules and procedural evidence, which allow us to prosecute not only heads of state and commanders but anyone else who commits international crimes like in the ukraine, which is aggression, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and even incitement to genocide. >> joe biden says he wants vladimir putin prosecuted as a war criminal. you have experience of putting away a war lord, but what about the president of russia? >> very possible, and in fact right now the international criminal court is investigating vladimir putin, his commanders, and others. the united nations is also gathering evidence. there are a number of other great professional organizations that are doing
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the same. the jurisprudence related to heads of state is that there if they commit international crimes while they are heads of state they cannot use head of state immunity to hide behind their actions. and so they are individually, criminally liable for the actions of their armed forces in the conflict zone. >> talking of head of state immunity, one last question. just yesterday print former president george w. bush misspoken said iraq when he was talking about ukraine. his audience in dallas laughed. we showed clips last night. there's never been accountability for iraq. is it harder to be hold people accountable for were crimes when we've never done the same here in the ups? >> the united states has been a leader in the creation of international tribunals, all the way going back to nuremberg and all the way to the modern era. the united states is interrupted country and it makes mistakes as well, but we shouldn't use that as a failure to hide really the brutal
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actions of vladimir putin and his commanders. we're talking about medieval warfare here, rape, pillage, plunder, not seen since the 15th century. this is 2022. united nations measure members don't commit these kinds of crimes. this is what we have to focus on to ensure that the people of ukraine get justice. and we are. >> former un special prosecutor professor david crane, thank you for your time, we appreciate it. still ahead, here tonight, one state tried and apparently succeeds and making sure it takes away more of a woman's rights than any other state in the nation. details on that next. that next (♪ ♪) now that you can get anything delivered with uber eats,
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or high blood potassium. (♪ ♪) it was a little over two weeks ago in the republican governor of oklahoma signed into order a ban on nearly all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, a point at which many people don't know they're pregnant. when he signed that bill, kevin stitt said he wanted his state to be the most antiabortion state in the country. we have seen these kinds of bills pop up in republican-controlled states across the country, where conservative lawmakers have been emboldened by the leaked supreme court decision or overturning roe v. wade. these near total abortion bans are a huge problem for anyone who can get pregnant in america. they're also, perversely, a
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problem for oklahoma republicans. you can't be the most antiabortion state in the country if other states are enacting near total ban on abortions. which is why after the governor signed that ban, the oklahoma legislature has approved nearly at just another abortion ban that manages to go further. the new bill bans all abortions starting from the moment of fertilization. even if you are lucky enough to learn the you are pregnant in the first six weeks, you still will not be able to get an abortion in the state of orbital houma. the bill does include exceptions for rape and incest, but only of those crimes have been reported to law enforcement. today vice president kamala harris met with abortion providers on the front lines of this fight, and called out that oklahoma law specifically. >> just half an hour ago, in local home, or the state legislature passed one of the most extreme abortion bans in the country. it's outrageous and it's just the latest in a series of extreme laws around our country.
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>> abortion providers across the country are preparing for a dark future, the likes of which america has not experienced a nearly half a century. someone with unique insight on that is doctor susan died, she grew up in gatlinburg tennessee where his babysitter was none other than dolly parton. in 1972, the year before roe v. wade decided, susan got pregnant which was just 16 years old. her sister drove her to knoxville to get an illegal abortion. her experience navigating the pre real world led her to become an ob/gyn. joining us now is doctor susan died, retired ob/gyn. thank you for joining us tonight. talk to us about your experience of seeking an abortion before roe and how it led to you becoming an ob/gyn. >> it was an extremely frightening experience to have your first doctor visit with an
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ob/gyn be asking a stranger front of oregon, which was illegal at the time. so i gathered my courage. my sister helped me a lot in that in that area also. i asked the doctor to perform an abortion on me. >> once you became an abortion provider, you provided abortions in knoxville and i believe a lot of people were upset with you and turned on you. i even read that your husband had to buy you a bulletproof vest to wear to work. >> yes, that's what the fbi agent recommended. that's what we did. there would be protesters at the clinic that would take my license plate, that would send me letters, threatening letters, sometimes threatening my safety.
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mostly threatening my religious future will be in jeopardy. >> did you ever think, back when you are a teenager, getting that abortion, paying all that money at that time, it was very expensive, and dealing with all of that pressure, but you would see a day in your life when we would return to a world where people may be forced to seek illegal abortions? >> one of the most frightening things about illegal abortions to me was experiencing it through the eyes of my older partners. i was right on the cusp of roe v. wade. i had great hope that the future would have abortion care as a part of women's care. but my older partners would describe horrific hysterectomies they had to do with, just dismal situations. women would lose their lives
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from seeking abortions through back alley providers. we >> doctor dodd, i want to ask you the oklahoma legislature has passed three sweeping abortion bans in two months to a whole state of tennessee has outlawed abortion pills. how do you think doctors like yourself will respond? will they risk the rest to keep responding necessary care? >> i think most will not. i think if i was still providing abortions, i'm retired now, i would have to think very carefully about doing it. the biggest concern for me is, what are we going to do for women who have ectopic pregnancies? for women who have life-threatening consequences to their health because they are pregnant? who gets to decide whose life we save or whether we will let
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both the mother and the fetus die. it's a very frightening future for ob/gyn's and their patience. >> how worried are you that if the supreme court overturns roe v. wade it will embolden those who want to use violence against abortion clinics, abortion providers? >> i think it will come to more of a lost situation where patients, where other people will say, oh, well that doctor provided an abortion and there was a heartbeat. so then you go to court and i think it will be more, instead of physical violence, it will be more legal action, which they will have a right to do with that point. >> one last quick question before we're out of time. if the supreme court justice or
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a legislator would ask to overturn roe v. wade, what would you say to them? >> i would say it's my body, my choice. if you choose not to have an abortion, don't have one. >> and they would say, if you were talking about masking, they would agree with you. doctor susan dodd, retired ob/gyn and longtime tennessee abortion provider, thank you for sharing your story with us tonight. up next, some much needed good news for parents and kids. stay with us. kids. stay with us p in the morning! i have a secret method for remembering all my hr passwords. my boss doesn't remember approving my time off. let's just... find that email. the old way of doing business slows everyone down. with paycom, employees enter and manage their own hr data in one easy-to-use software. visit paycom.com for a free demo.
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yes on h. recall chesa boudin now.
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booster shots for children between the ages of five and 11 years old. those shots are now expected to be available for that age range as soon as tomorrow. in a statement she wrote, quote, children five through 11 should receive a booster dose at least five months after their primary series. vaccination with the primary series among this age group has lagged behind other age groups, leaving them vulnerable to serious illness. but cases increasing, it is important that all people have the protection they need that statement was unofficial adornment of an advisory committee for that 11 to 1 with
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one abstention, a pretty resounding display of support for this third shot for kids in that age group, and a false shot for immunocompromised. fda panel recommending a booster dose for that age group and went to the same dosage that kids got in their primary series and kids can get them in the pediatricians office, local pharmacies, and health care clinics. based on data provided last much last, month the experts about the cdc and the fda committees believe the booster dose will offer these kids better protection. not an there is currently surging across the country. 100,000 new cases. today that's a graph you see around there on the left of your day. hospitalizations are starting to rise to. that is on the right. that is a little alarming. it should be for this age group.
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during the winter omicron surge according to cdc data hospitalization dates were higher among kids in that age group for kids who weren't vaccinated. it currently left them 1 to 11 children aren't vaccinated at all. shocking loan low number. the panel that noted today noted two thirds of those kids vaccinated must be the priority. people are also anxious to get vaccines for children younger than five. moderna is seeking fda authorization for its version of a vaccine for young kids. the fda is looking to pfizer to submit data for its new trial, but the early dates reserved for his june for the advisory panel to discuss those vaccines for the youngest children. this week one of the fda panel experts was asked about when parents can expect to be able to vaccinate the kids under the age of five. if all goes well, that vaccine could come by early to mid summer.
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can't come fast enough for many parents. but for now, today, the approval of this booster shop offers hope for parents like me who have kids aged between five and 11. a little bit more progress as we continue to fight this virus, which has not gone away. the pandemic is not over. that does it for us tonight. we'll see you again tomorrow. now it's time for the last word, with lawrence o'donnell. , good evening. lawrence >> good evening. what did it feel like for you as a father for you getting the boost for vaccination for children? >> minutes before i went live on the show i quickly rang my wife and said i am going live on tv. could you try to book an appointment tomorrow, or as soon as possible? i really feel for the parents who are waiting for the first shot for their kids. >> it has been a long wait. well, i am glad it is there for your daughter.

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