#791 We just earned a D grade (Reproductive Rights)

Well, just when you thought we'd reached a point in society where women were on perfect parity with men in all ways we're reminded that that's not actually the case at all in any way but especially so when it comes to reproductive self-determination.

Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Anti-abortion Ohio legislator never thought about women - Rachel @maddow - Air Date: 9-8-12

Ch. 3: Song 1: I Don't Think About It - I Don't Think About It

Ch. 4: Act 2: Michigan women stare down rape insurance - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 12-12-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Get Up and Go - Broadcast 2000

Ch. 6: Act 3: Anti-Abortion Judge: Drive Faster If The Clinic Is Far Away - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-12-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Help! - I Am Sam (Music from and Inspired By the Motion Picture)

Ch. 8: Act 4: Republican: Forcing Women to Have Babies Will Create Jobs! - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-16-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Keep Them Down - Indian Winter

Ch. 10: Act 5: Could 2014 See Abortion Restriction Rollback? - Rachel @maddow - Air Date: 01-03-2014

Ch. 11: Song 5: One Million Miles Away - The Illusionary Movements of Geraldine and Nazu

Ch. 12: Act 6: Shrinking Government to fit in a Vagina - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 10-30-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: A Theme for Bizarre Behavior - Places We Went Wrong

Ch. 14: Act 7: After Tiller: Abortions No One Wants to Talk About - @grittv with Laura Flanders - Air Date: 11-5-13

Ch. 15: Song 7: Touch of Grey - The Very Best of Grateful Dead

Ch. 16: Act 8: Documentary on Choice: After Tiller - @BestoftheLeft Activism - Air Date: 1-21-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 18: Act 9: Supreme Court Considers Legality of Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-16-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: Double Standard - Mustang Sally

Ch. 20: Act 10: NARAL President Ilyse Hogue Discusses Who Decides? - @ilyseh on MSNBC - Air Date: 1-14-14


Ch. 21: Thoughts on race vs class - Erin from Philadelphia

Ch. 22: Getting our minds wrapped around class-divided neighborhoods - Tate from Prince George's County, MD

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 23: Final comments

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

ACTIVISM: "After Tiller”

After Tiller (FB page/screening schedule)

After Tiller UK iTunes rental


Sources/further reading:

Crow After Roe by Jessica Mason Pieklo & Robin Marty

NARAL Report Card on Reproductive Healthcare Access for states/US, 2013

Guttmacher Institute statistics on abortion providers

Roe v. Wade (1973) via PBS.org

Clinic Buffer Zones, Think Progress

Supreme Court Revisits Abortion Clinic Rules by Irin Carmon


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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