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‘The Silent Sex,’ Parents Against Sex Ed, and Anti-Choice Tactics

On this episode of Reality Cast, I speak with Chris Karpowitz, co-author of The Silent Sex, on the problem with women not getting heard, even when it really counts. In another segment, I discuss new recordings that show how sleazy anti-choice protesters are, and I report on how even the Bay Area has parents against decent sex education.

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Two California Universities Move to Drop Insurance Coverage of Abortion

Unless California state officials decide that the move violates state law, starting next year Loyola Marymount University and Santa Clara University, both Catholic-affiliated schools, will deny faculty, staff, and administrators seeking abortions coverage of the procedure.

Unless California state officials decide that the move violates state law, starting next year Loyola Marymount University and Santa Clara University, both Catholic-affiliated schools, will deny faculty, staff, and administrators seeking abortions coverage of the procedure.

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The Key to Culture Change Is Coming Straight From the Heart

The work to end abortion stigma must be constructed from the inside out.

The work to end abortion stigma must be constructed from the inside out.

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Texas Abortion Clinic Protesters Told to ‘Track License Plates’

Anti-choice groups trained future clinic protesters as a federal court heard arguments in a new lawsuit challenging Texas' omnibus anti-abortion law.

Anti-choice groups trained future clinic protesters as a federal court heard arguments in a new lawsuit challenging Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law.

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Ohio Judge Rules Toledo Clinic Can Remain Open During Appeal

On Monday, an Ohio judge issued a stay allowing the Capital Care Network abortion provider to remain open while the state court decides its appeal.

On Monday, an Ohio judge issued a stay allowing the Capital Care Network abortion provider to remain open while the state court decides its appeal.

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France Drops Paternalistic Abortion Law, Demolishing Key Conservative Argument

Many have long argued that the "price" women must pay for a strong social safety net is a government that interferes with your reproductive choices. France is proving them wrong, dropping part of its paternalistic abortion laws.

Many have long argued that the “price” women must pay for a strong social safety net is a government that interferes with your reproductive choices. France is proving them wrong, dropping part of its paternalistic abortion laws.

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Rachel Maddow Reports on Anti-Choicers at a NOLA Clinic

Rachel Maddow continues her coverage of anti-abortion protests in the South, most recently organized by Operation Save America. [via MSNBC]

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Abortion Access Threatened in Tennessee, and Lila Rose’s New Anti-Sex Videos

On this episode of Reality Cast, Jeff Teague of Planned Parenthood explains what’s going on in Tennessee with Amendment 1. Also, I review some of the recent anti-choice Senate testimony, and Lila Rose is arguing for “life” by suggesting it’s shameful to be curious about sex.

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Second Federal Challenge to Texas Anti-Abortion Law Goes to Court Today

Texas abortion providers are challenging a law that requires them to operate as hospital-like ambulatory surgical centers before it is scheduled to go into effect September 1.

Texas abortion providers are challenging a law that requires them to operate as hospital-like ambulatory surgical centers before it is scheduled to go into effect September 1.

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Women Who Have Abortions Are ‘Not Alone': A Q&A With Abortion Story Advocate Beth Matusoff Merfish

Founders of Not Alone: (from left to right) Brett, Sherry, and Beth Matusoff Merfish

RH Reality Check recently spoke with Beth Matusoff Merfish, co-founder (with her sister, Brett, and mother, Sherry) of Not Alone about how her organization combats abortion stigma through storytelling. As Merfish explains, these stories have the potential to “open people’s minds” and hearts.

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