On this episode of Reality Cast, an examination of why birth control is good for long-term economic prosperity. More on the Hobby Lobby case before the Supreme Court, and the ACLU sues the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for preventing miscarrying women from getting help.
On this episode of Reality Cast, Scott Lemieux explains what exactly is going on with the contraception lawsuit Hobby Lobby is taking to the Supreme Court. I examine the diverging trends in Texas and New Mexico. Also, is the country finally, finally getting smarter about the problem of rape?
On this episode of Reality Cast, I interview a representative of Provide about the struggle to get abortion access to rural women. In another segment, I discuss how Rush Limbaugh has decided Obamacare is a plot for oversexed women to steal men’s money, and high school kids in Texas get a sexist abstinence-only Christian speaker prevented from coming to their school again.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to an activist who is working to stop rape on campus. In another segment, I discuss how Obamacare critics are trying to use sexism to demonize the new law, and Texas clinics started canceling women’s abortion appointments after the Fifth Circuit ruled the state could enforce a draconian new regulation.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk with Lori Frohwirth of the Guttmacher Institute about research on magical thinking and pregnancy. In another segment, I discuss the major abortion court decision in Texas, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) makes a weird anti-science, anti-choice speech.
This week on Reality Cast, I talk to Therese Shechter about her film, How to Lose Your Virginity. In another segment, I discuss a new case in Maryville, Missouri, which sheds more light on what we’re talking about when we talk about rape, and I look at why anti-choicers are threatened by the Girl Scouts.
Anna Holmes and Kate Harding chat about the new Book of Jezebel. The rest of the episode is all about the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of the Christian right that gives you a good idea what conservatives are saying about reproductive rights these days.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to a documentary filmmaker who is trying to capture what happens when women tell abortion stories. Just because the government shutdown is big news doesn’t mean sexism is on the backburner, and the governor’s race in Virginia encapsulates an electoral trend that’s not going away.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I discuss the lawsuit to block the new Texas anti-abortion law, and a lawyer from the Center for Reproductive Rights helps us understand what’s going on there. In another segment, I look at many of the lies out there about the Affordable Care Act.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I interview Lindsay Beyerstein about the genuinely empirical question: Is “the pill” dangerous? In another segment, I discuss the health insurance exchanges, and the battle over Obamacare is reaching a fever pitch.