#893 Bringing harm, one patriarchal policy at a time (Abortion Rights)

Today we take a look at the actual harm caused by restrictive abortion policies and some ways to reframe the debate


Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Can Abortions Save Lives? - @testtube - Air Date: 1-6-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: A Girl, A Boy, and a Graveyard - The Reluctant Graveyard

Ch. 4: Act 2: Right-Wing Policies Are Literally Killing Women - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 05-17-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Nothing Else Matters - Inquisition Symphony

Ch. 6: Act 3: @KathaPollitt: on the history of abortion rights in America - Diane Rehm Show (@drshow) - Air Date: 10-8-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Patriarchy Over & Out - Patriarchy Over & Out - EP

Ch. 8: Act 4: Safe And Legal Abortions Difficult By Design - @fakedansavage - Air Date 9-16-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Shame - Emotionalism (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 10: Act 5: We would really like some control over your uterus - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 1-13-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Liberty - Frontiers

Ch. 12: Act 6: States Continue Push To Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks - @JenniferLudden on @NPR - Air Date: 1-22-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: The Thing That Made You - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)

Ch. 14: Act 7: Republican women revolt against abortion ban - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 1-22-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Mondo '77 (feat. Francis MacDonald) - Vanilla Sky (Music from the Motion Picture)

Ch. 16: Act 8: End Abortion Coverage Bans - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 17: Song 8: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard

Ch. 18: Act 9: @KathaPollitt reads from her book Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights - @Politics_Prose - Air Date: 10-31-14


Ch. 20: No problem with teaching comparitive religion - Trey from Corvallis

Ch. 21: Privacy laws also protect the already-powerful - Dave from Canada

Ch. 22: One reason why the police shoot to kill - Neil

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 23: Final comments on why cops are trained to shoot to kill and a reminder to nominate BotL in the Best Produced category at PodcastAwards.com

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

Activism: End Abortion Coverage Bans

Take Action:

Track H.R.7 via GovTrack.us and use Contacting the Congress to tell your Senators to vote NO when H.R.7 comes to the Senate.

SIGN All* Above All’s letter opposing the Hyde Amendment on the 2016 budget: End Abortion Coverage Bans Now!

Additional Activism/Resources:

SIGN NARAL Pro-Choice America’s petitions to the 114th Congress:

”Ask the Republican Leaders: Where Are The Women?”

”Anti-Choice Politicians Don’t Speak For Me

Sources/further reading:

See who the H.R.7 co-sponsors were: Congressional Bill Tracker — H.R.7

"New Year, Same as the Old Year? 2015 Reproductive Rights Preview” by Katie Klabusich at Truthout

"Roe Should Be a Reality for All, Not Just for a Wealthy Few” by Heidi Williamson at TalkPoverty.org

"Congress Rejected A 20-Week Abortion Ban, But These States Didn’t” by Tara Culp-Ressler at ThinkProgress

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2015-02-03 03:56:30 -0500
    When I listed to your episode #893, you mentioned a couple of things in your end notes that I wanted to remember: 1) voting for “best produced” 2) the name of a podcast you recommended. I also wanted to post a couple of tracks to my Facebook Timeline.
    But now it’s almost 4AM, I’m sleepy after work… I went to you site anticipating finding some easy links to the voting site (site name?), a reference to the other podcast you recommended (something like fighting the good fight?) & an easy way to post just the tracks I wanted. But alas, I must admit defeat until later. Love your show though! =)
  • commented 2015-01-28 20:56:25 -0500
    Disturbing episode