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From Nicki Minaj to ‘House of Cards': How Is Abortion Portrayed in Pop Culture?

In this episode of Making Contact Radio, a weekly series concentrating on social justice issues, experts and advocates weigh in on pop culture representations of abortion and reproductive decision-making—and why these stories really matter.

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Press Call: Forced Cesarean Section Is the Newest Threat to the Personhood of Pregnant Women

During a recent press call, hosted by RH Reality Check, Rinat Dray shared her story of a forced c-section and was joined by her attorneys as well as medical professionals and legal advocates for the rights of pregnant women.

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Tennessee Advocates Speak Out Against Pregnancy Criminalization

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On April 15, RH Reality Check hosted an audio press call on the Tennessee Pregnancy Criminalization Law, SB 1391, and was joined by representatives from SisterReach, Healthy & Free Tennessee, and the National Advocates for Pregnant Women.

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What Is Happening on the Front Lines of the Abortion Fight?

On Your Call, an NPR show on San Francisco’s KALW, RH Reality Check Editor in Chief Jodi Jacobson joined a conversation about the most recent round of abortion clinic closures around the country.

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Audio Press Conference: Koch Brothers, Other Billionaire Corporate Leaders Fueling Anti-Choice Movement

RH Reality Check has unveiled a new investigative report by Senior Washington Correspondent Adele Stan revealing that so-called “free market” organizations linked to the Koch brothers are dispensing tens of millions of dollars to groups working to end reproductive rights and undercut the rights of pregnant women. This is an audio press conference about the report, featuring Adele Stan.

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Native American Activists Fight for Plan B One-Step Access

Most press coverage celebrating recent changes to the federal law around Plan B One-Step has left at least one group behind: Native Americans. That’s why Native American activists are still pushing the slow-moving bureaucracy at the Indian Health Service to make Plan B available over-the-counter for women of all ages.

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RHRC’s Jodi Jacobson, Sharona Coutts Discuss Exclusive Analysis Showing Abortion Is Highly Regulated, Safe

In a call with reporters Tuesday, RH Reality Check Editor in Chief Jodi Jacobson and Director of Research and Investigations Sharona Coutts discussed RHRC’s new investigative report of thousands of pages of documents from state health departments and attorneys general.

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Battles Over Women’s Reproductive Rights Rage All Over Nation

RH Reality Check Editor in Chief, Jodi Jacobson, joined Sonali Kolhatkar on Uprising radio to discuss the more than 40 anti-woman bills that have passed state legislatures in 2013, with a special focus on Texas, Wisconsin, and North Carolina.

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NPR: A Sharper Abortion Debate After Gosnell Verdict

The murder conviction in Philadelphia for the deaths of three babies and one of his female patients is likely to further inflame the already heated abortion debate. Editor in Chief Jodi Jacobson is interviewed in this report by NPR’s Julie Rovner.

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Texas Lawmakers Seek to Close ‘Loopholes’ in Minors’ Access to Abortion

Texas lawmakers want to make it harder for minors to get abortions without their parents’ consent. But who are these minors? Are they really the sneaky, cavalier teens anti-choicers make them out to be?

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