#858 The fight for fundamental equality (Abortion Rights)

Today we take a look at some of the fights being waged, setbacks and successes of the abortion rights movement


Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: The first US abortion clinic/birthing center - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air date: 05-02-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: Wash Away (Reprise) - Julie Blue

Ch. 4: Act 2: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights Part 1 - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date: 7-18-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Wax & Wire - Night Bats - EP

Ch. 6: Act 3: Criminalizing women for miscarriages - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 3-26-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Serre-moi - Grain de sable

Ch. 8: Act 4: The Crusade Against Reproductive Rights Part 2 - @BillMoyersHQ - Air Date: 7-18-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Second Class Citizen - Out of the Ordinary Songs, Vol. 2

Ch. 10: Act 5: Turning Around The Declining Reproductive Rights Of Texans - @NetrootsRadio  @AndreaGrimes - Air Date 9-3-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: 500 Miles - The Very Best of Peter, Paul and Mary

Ch. 12: Act 6: Taco Or Beer Challenge - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 14: Act 7: Amy Hagstrom-Miller, Whole Woman's Health -Texas Clinics To Reopen - @democracynow - Air Date 9-2-11


Ch. 15: Suggesting Cowspiracy documentary - Jim from near Seattle, WA

Ch. 16: Bike analogy good as an introductory explainer - Dave from Olympia, WA

Ch. 17: New ways of talking about privilege important to civil conversations - Xena from New York

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 18: Final comments on why it's the concept, not the words, people actually have a problem with

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


Take the Taco Or Beer Challenge via Andrea Grimes

Additional Activism/Resources:

Find your local abortion fund through The National Network of Abortion Funds and follow NNAF on Twitter

Follow #TacoOrBeerChallenge and use it to challenge your friends/followers!

Sources/further reading:

#TacoOrBeerChallenge, Two Weeks In

NNAF Spotlight: New Orleans Abortion Fund h/t @nolaAbortionFnd

"Meet The Woman Who Refuses To Stop Fighting Against Texas’ Abortion Restrictions” by Tara Culp-Ressler at Think Progress

"Whole Woman’s Health Opens its Doors in New Mexico, Starts Advocacy Initiative” via Whole Woman’s Health

"Abortion Provider Expands to New Mexico in Response to Texas Anti-Abortion Law” by Andrea Grimes at RH Reality Check

"Federal Court Blocks Part of Texas Abortion Law Preceding Immediate State Appeal” by Andrea Grimes at RH Reality Check

WATCH: "What It’s Like Inside One of Texas’ Last Abortion Clinics”


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-09-12 01:27:56 -0400
    While I’m incredibly thankful that this topic doesn’t affect my life/health personally anymore, I remember when Planned Parenthood was there for me & understand how important it is for abortion to remain legal, safe & rare. I only wish the GOP/Right Wing/anti-choice advocates could understand that because we have no 100% birth control method available (yet?), abortion is a ‘necessary evil’ for our society, & that by being radically against abortion rights (women’s health rights), they are very much on the side of the problem rather than the solution.
    Thanks so much for all you do Jay!