Posts in Season 1
20 Week Abortion Bans: Unnecessary and Arbitrary

January 22, 2018 marked the 45th anniversary of the passage of the Supreme Court ruling Roe w. Wade. There’s no question that the landmark ruling is under attack; 401 abortion restrictions have passed since January of 2011.We sit down with Dr. Jamila Perritt, an OB-GYN and fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health, to discuss the restrictive legislation that is gaining popularity with anti-choice legislators and has already passed the House: the 20-week abortion ban.

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Global Gag Rule

Next week marks the one year anniversary of the reinstatement of one of the most pressing reproductive health issues today, the inhumane policy known as the Global Gag Rule, which undermines family planning efforts and threatens the health and lives of individuals and families abroad. Beirne Roose-Snyder, Public Policy Director for Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), talks to us about the dangerous impact of the rule.

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Repro Justice

There’s a radical idea that you are in charge of your own reproductive future, and that you have the right to choose if, when and how you have children, don’t have children, and choose to parent your children. In this episode, Heidi Williamson from In Our Own Voice, The National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, sits down with us to discuss the importance of reproductive justice and how it works in tandem with reproductive health.

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An International Update

Now that we know how the U.S. is advancing, we have to ask: what is the status of accessible reproductive and sexual healthcare throughout the rest of the world? In this episode, we set the scene. Jonathan Rucks from PAI discusses how women and girls in developing countries may achieve access to family planning initiatives while he also helps us tackle the international side of reproductive health.

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A Domestic Update

In this episode, we bring you up to speed on the current status of reproductive health in the United States. Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Jacqueline Ayers talks to us about the good and the bad of reproductive and sexual health in the United States since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  

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