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A Programmer Turned the Saga of Abortion Access into a Video Game

We talk about a new online game that simulates the numerous obstacles women face to get the service in the US on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'

by VICE Staff
Jan 17 2018, 8:45pm

On The VICE Guide to Right Now, VICE's daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're reading, working on, and fascinated with.

Today, we talk about reports that Trump was dismissive of the Congressional Black Caucus's opinion on immigration, days after he reportedly called Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations "shithole countries." We also talk about California's new law that allows residents with marijuana convictions to change their criminal record following the state's legalization of recreational weed.

Then we discuss a free online game called Trapped that simulates the process women go through to get an abortion, showing how hard it can be for some in the US to access the service. Broadly's Sarah Burke walks us through what it feels like to play the game.

You can catch The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast on Acast, Google Play, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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