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(2015/09/11) The battle rages whether you pay attention or not (Reproductive Justice)

Edition #952

Today we take a look at the reproductive justice front of the war on women. From legislation to underhanded tricks to acts of terrorism, many are fighting to deny people their right to bodily autonomy
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Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: How Mad Men informed our current reproductive politics - Popaganda from @BitchMedia - Air Date: 4-23-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: A Beautiful Mine - RJD2

Ch. 4: Act 2: Looking behind the curtain of the false accusations against Planned Parenthood - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date: 8-7-15

Ch. 5: Song 2: The Shine - Jahzzar

Ch. 6: Act 3: Woman Threatens To Kill Abortion Provider - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-02-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: River Song - So Brown

Ch. 8: Act 4: The history of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood - This week in blackness (@TWiBnation) - Air Date: 9-10-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Better Then Way Too Post-Rock - Nic Bommarito

Ch. 10: Act 5: Americans SUPPORT Funding Planned Parenthood - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 08-23-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: Rivers - Plusplus

Ch. 12: Act 6: "A Sea Change": With 100 Women in Congress, Lawmakers Go on Offensive w/Landmark Pro-Choice Bill - @democracynow w/@RepBarbaraLee - Air Date: 07-09-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Annie Watched the Windmill Burn - Kirk Pearson and BIT

Ch. 14: Act 7: #4EACHOfUs to #EndHyde via @AllAboveAll @NLIRH — Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 15: Song 7: This Fickle World - Theo Bard

Ch. 16: Act 8: Terrorist Caught Attempting To Bomb Abortion Clinic - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 08-22-15


Ch. 17: Questioning the utility of happiness as goals for policy - Ryan from Pheonix

Ch. 18: Happiness, thankfulness and sex work - Anonymous

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 19: Final comments on the utility of happiness for public policy

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

Activism: #4EACHOfUs to #EndHyde via @AllAboveAll @NLIRH

Take Action:

Add your name in support of #4EACHOfUs: "Write your member of Congress today!” via the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Thank the #4EACHOfUs co-sponsors via All* Above All’s 100 Days For Coverage Campaign

Sources/further reading:

"Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage” via Truthout

"New Year, Same as the Old Year? 2015 Reproductive Rights Preview”

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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