In this podcast Frances Irwin speaks with three women about the importance of women’s equality on their lives. A particular focus is paid to Reproductive Justice.
In this podcast I speak to Larry Dupuis, the Legal Director for the ACLU of Wisconsin. The ACLU has brought legal action against the State of Wisconsin in regards to the UltraSound Bill.
In this podcast I speak to Rebecca Levenson, Senior Policy Analyst at Futures Without Violence. We speak about their work, a pilot program studying EC, and its role in reproductive coercion, and EC in general in regards to Domestic Violence.
In this podcast I get a chance to catch up with Jenni Dye, the Executive Director of NARAL Pro Choice Wisconsin. She and I talk about the good news out of Dane County regarding Crisis Pregnancy Centers (and their misleading information), and we look ahead to the legislation coming forward in Wisconsin.
One of the more popular provisions of the federal health law requires that women be given much freer access to prescription methods of birth control. That includes not only the pill, but implants and IUDs as well.
But what happens if there are not enough doctors to prescribe those contraceptives?
The proposed new rules, they say, drop existing requirements that family medicine residents be required to undergo training in contraception and counseling women with unintended pregnancies. Several groups are now running letter-writing campaigns to make sure the rules remain.
In this podcast I spend time with Charon Asetoyer. Charon is the CEO and Founder of the Native American Community Board.
The Native American Community board released THIS report about Plan B Emergency Contraception.
The most heated part of the fight between the Obama administration and religious groups over new rules that require most health plans to cover contraception actually has nothing to do with birth control. It has to do with abortion.
Specifically, do emergency contraceptives interfere with a fertilized egg and cause what some consider to be abortion?
“The Health and Human Services preventive services mandate forces businesses to provide the morning-after and the week-after pills in our health insurance plans,” said David Green, founder and CEO of the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, one of the firms suing over the requirements. “These abortion-causing drugs go against our faiths.”
In this podcast I speak to Linnea House, the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota. Linnea and I talk about the political shift in Minnesota that brought about a pro choice Governor, and a friendly legislature. Minnesota is putting together their own Health Exchange under the ACA, and we talk about that.
For more information find Naral Pro Choice Minnesota…
Jan. 22, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
But the conventional wisdom that the court’s 7-2 decision marked the beginning of a contentious battle that still rages today is not the case, according to those on both sides of the dispute.
Michael Taylor, executive director of the National Committee for a Human Life Amendment, has been involved in the anti-abortion effort since the late 1960s. He says the present fight dates back to the 1950s, when some groups “began urging the overturn or modification of existing laws” banning abortion.
Linda Greenhouse agrees. “It’s important to understand how we got to where we are, and not to misunderstand the various lessons of Roe,” says Greenhouse, who spent 30 years covering the Supreme Court for the New York Times and now lectures at Yale Law School.
From Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane… “The American Academy of Pediatrics came out with a recommendation recently to increase teen access to emergency contraception. In a new policy report, the organization advised pediatricians to not only openly discuss contraception with their female patients but to give advanced prescriptions for the morning-after pill. Currently Plan B is only available to adolescents under 17 with a prescription. In recent years, teen pregnancy has been declining but 80 percent of teen pregnancies are unintended, so could this new policy help reduce adolescent pregnancies even more? This hour, we’ll discuss the new recommendations, contraception use among teens and other issues around their sexual health. Our guests are ANNE TEITELMAN, an Associate Professor of Nursing at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and COURTNEY SCHREIBER, an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.”