Air Date: 5–31-2019
Today we take a look at the renewed energy in the anti-choice movement in the wake of the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. We have entered a new phase, having transitioned from the "chipping away" phase to the "full frontal assault" phase.
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Jill Heaviside is a lawyer and If/When/How HIV–Reproductive Justice Fellow with SisterLove, Inc. And Oriaku Njoku is co-founder and executive director of Access Reproductive Care—Southeast. They join us to talk about abortion rights in Georgia and beyond.
All abortions should be legal, full stop.
Rebecca Traister, author of, most recently, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger (Simon & Schuster, 2018), talks about how angry women can channel their rage to fight back.
Anti-choice politicians are pushing a new legislative strategy to demonize their opponents and confuse the public: so-called Born Alive bills.
Discussing why the calls to boycott anti-abortion states is not the right strategy in this particular case
Like most Republican legislation, there is always a corporation behind it, and the draconian abortion bans passed by Georgia and Alabama are no different
Robin Marty on her new book, "Handbook For Post-Roe America."
Take action! Click the title and/or scroll down for quick links and resources from this segment.
Alabama now has the most restrictive abortion law in the country. What the new law – and others like it around the country – mean for the future of abortion rights.
Ch. 10: Framing the 2020 election - Conner from Worcester, MA
Ch. 11: How to raise a good socialist child? - Alan from Connecticut
Ch. 12: Final comments on accelerating the pain to speed the arrival of the backlash
*REMINDER: Abortion is still legal in all 50 states*
Become an abortion clinic escort:
- Find a clinic near you via National Abortion Federation & Abortion Care Network, and ask what help they need.
Support organizations helping people access reproductive care:
Excerpt from The Cut article "What You Can Do to Help Women in States With Extreme Abortion Bans":
- Access Reproductive Care - Southeast: ARC is a volunteer organization that helps families in 12 states across the southeast access reproductive care.
- National Network of Abortion Funds: NNAF is a network of more than 80 funds in at least 38 states that seeks to eliminate economic barriers for low-income individuals seeking an abortion.
- The Yellowhammer Fund: Based in Alabama, Yellowhammer not only provides funding for abortions at one of the city’s three clinics, but also helps with other barriers to access patients may face, such as travel or lodging. (Yellowhammer is part of NNAF.)
- Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund: Run entirely by volunteers, the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund helps people access abortion, and provides both support and resources to parents.
- Women Have Options: This Ohio-based organization provides financial assistance and support to low-income patients seeking reproductive care, abortion included.
- National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum: NAPAWF is a multi-issue community-organizing and policy-advocacy organization that fights for policy changes that would benefit women, transgender, and non-binary Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
- Gateway Women’s Access Fund: Based in Missouri, Gateway provides both educational and financial support to people in the state who can’t afford the full cost of an abortion.
Push politicians and candidates to support:
Talk to friends and family about this issue, share your story & check out the #YouKnowMe hashtag.
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The corporations backing Alabama's war on women (Popular Information)
When life begins and ends (Washington Post)
Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Cicle Veroni - Cicle Kadde
- Gondola Blue - Towboat
- Waltz and Fury - Macrame
- Gusty Hollow - Migration
- Hickory Shed - Onesuch Village
- No Smoking - Sunday at Slims
- The Rampart - Castle Danger
- This fickle world - Theo Bard
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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