Monday September 12, 2022
In June 2022, the United States Supreme Court stripped away constitutional protections for abortion that had stood for nearly a half-century. Pro-life supporters cheered on the ruling, while pro-choice supporters pledged to fight it. Now, in a post-Roe America, women are caught at the center of legal confusion because of these often-vague state laws. Nancy Davis says she was about 10 weeks pregnant when the fetus she was carrying was diagnosed with acrania, a fatal condition where the fetus’ skull does not form inside the womb. She claims she tried to have an abortion, but doctors denied her, because in her home state of Louisiana, abortions are banned. In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, Nancy and her partner, Shedric, reveal what she had to do to get a legal abortion. Nancy’s story is at the center of one of the decade's most controversial and heated debates: abortion. Today, hear from both pro-choice and pro-life advocates.
Tuesday September 13, 2022
A mother says she was assaulted in front of her family at a fast-food restaurant, and a young man was beaten on a New York street in broad daylight. What do these incidents have in common? They were allegedly instigated by hate. In the U.S. in 2020, there were approximately 8,000 hate crimes reported to the FBI by law enforcement agencies. However, some Department Of Justice experts say they believe the number is closer to 250,000 per year. Dr. Phil speaks with parents, Gabriel and Nerissa, their daughter, Patricia, and their attorney, Sandy Roxas, who explain why they feel anti-Asian hate is often overlooked. The close-knit family says they are traumatized after a recent incident at a fast-food drive-thru involving a stranger who mocked them using a fake Asian accent. How do they claim the police reacted even with videotaped evidence? And, why do they say they feel ignored? They say they’re sharing their heartbreaking testimony as a call for everyone -- no matter their background -- to stand up in solidarity against hate.
Wednesday September 14, 2022
Dr. Phil continues his conversation about the rise of hate crimes in America. Joey, a Jewish man, says he was assaulted in New York City by a gang who punched, kicked, and pepper-sprayed him on the street while shouting antisemitic slurs. Now, one year later, Joey says he’s tried to move on but still can’t understand that level of hatred. Find out what he says happened in the attack that made national news and landed Joey in the hospital. Then, Rabbi Aryeh Cohen shares some insight as to why hate crimes against Jewish people are sometimes ignored. Plus, meet a former white supremacist, Christian, who explains the psychology behind people who commit acts of violence due to extreme feelings of hate. And, Becky Monroe, Deputy Director of Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs for California, shares insightful information after tracking hate crimes across America, and law enforcement analyst Mark Powell explains why police officers do not immediately assume an incident is a hate crime, even with video evidence. You won’t want to miss this revealing episode.
Thursday September 15, 2022
This episode is a must-see for every parent sending their child off to school. On May 24, 2022, Ana dropped her 10-year-old daughter off at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Twelve hours later, she found out the tragic news that her daughter was one of the 19 children shot and killed. No matter what political side you support, no one wants to see another headline about one more horrific school shooting again. Dr. Phil is joined by Rudy Perez, president of the National Association of School Resource Officers, psychologist Dr. Jillian Peterson, and sociologist Dr. James Densley of The Violence Project to get to the bottom of how we can slow down these tragedies.
Friday September 16, 2022
Jennifer says she had no idea her 11-year-old daughter was using he/him/they pronouns and a different name while at school. She claims this went on for months before it was brought to her attention. Jennifer says she believes she should have been involved in the conversation from day one, and questions whether school faculty members may have been encouraging her daughter’s transition. Dr. Phil invites experts Eli Erlick, Dr. Yalda Safai, and Asra Nomani to dive into the complex debate over gender identity and transgender inclusivity in schools today.