#813 Intolerant of discrimination and proud of it (Reproductive Rights)

Today we look at the inane battle being waged over some christian business owners proclaimed right to discriminate against their female employees reproductive rights based on junk science.

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The GOPs birth control issue - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 01-24-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Remember Jonathan - Messenger of the Son

Ch. 4: Act 2: Abortion Rate Lowest in 41 Years Because of Liberals - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 02-05-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: So Thankful - Dark As Night

Ch. 6: Act 3: Corporations can't have it both ways - RJ Court Watch - Air Date: 3-24-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Mothers of the Night - Last Night

Ch. 8: Act 4: Fox Judicial Analyst Falsely Claims Obamacare Contraception Coverage Includes Euthanasia - Media Matters Minute (@mmfa) - Air Date: 03-25-14

Ch. 10: Act 5: Women Aren't Women; They're 'Hosts' Says Republican - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 02-26-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: Pray for You - Getting Dressed In the Dark

Ch. 12: Act 6: Legal questions around corporations, religion and contraception access - RJ Court Watch - Air Date: 3-24-14

Ch. 13: Song 6: Mas Que Nada - Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

Ch. 14: Act 7: Restricting Abortion Rights Makes for a Unified Party - Rachel @maddow - Air Date: 01-22-2014

Ch. 15: Song 7: We All Agree - Our Lady Of The Loops

Ch. 16: Act 8: The Clinic Vest Project via- @clinicvestproje - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 18: Act 9: Anti-Choice Zealots Threaten Women Activists Online - @majorityfm - Air Date: 03-20-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: Too Tired - Ice Pickin'

Ch. 20: Act 10: Are corporations free to have their own facts? - @twib_fm - Air Date: 3-24-14


Ch. 21: Focusing movements on what groups are not - Daniel from Albany, NY

Ch. 22: The rich do have something to fear - Brad from Dallas, TX

Ch. 23: Being pro-choice as a conservative - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 24: Final comments on Katie Klabusich's connection to the clinic escort program

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


The Clinic Vest Project

Sources/further reading:

"Appeals court upholds law that closed Texas abortion clinics" by Irin Carmon

"We Won’t Forget: The End of Safe, Legal Abortion Care in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley [Video]” by Andrea Grimes

Clinic Defense: Escorting

"Obama Administration’s Weak Defense May Prove To Be Birth Control Benefit’s Achilles Heel” by Jessica Mason Pieklo

”Is a Corporation Religious? Maybe, Say Justices” by Irin Carmon

"Is the Contraception Mandate Doomed? It sure looks that way after the Hobby Lobby argument” by Dahlia Lithwick


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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