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Who Is Sean Fieler?

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk with Sharona Coutts, vice president of investigations and research at RH Reality Check, about a relatively unknown but extremely generous funder of all sorts of religious right causes. In another segment, I discuss the Supreme Court decision to stay part of Texas’ abortion law, and George Will claims the “war on women” is a myth.

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Katha Pollitt on Abortion Rights, and Reality TV’s Right-Wing Radicalism

On this episode of Reality Cast, Katha Pollitt talks about her new book arguing for abortion rights. I have more on the Texas abortion law and a segment on radical right wingers on reality TV.

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Texas Down to Eight Abortion Clinics, Values Voters Claim Oppression

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Sarah Roberts about the relationship of domestic violence and abortion. In another segment, I discuss how Texas lost all but eight abortion clinics after a Fifth Circuit ruling last week, but it’s the conservatives in D.C. who are claiming to be oppressed.

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‘Misconception’ About Crisis Pregnancy Centers, and Abortion in El Salvador

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Allison Yarrow about her exposé of crisis pregnancy centers for Vice, called Misconception. In another segment, I discuss NPR’s in-depth look at abortion in El Salvador.

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Over-the-Counter Access to Birth Control, and the Affirmative Consent Controversy in California

On this episode of Reality Cast, I chat with Gretchen Borchelt of the National Women’s Law Center about the new wave of attacks on contraception post-Hobby Lobby. In another segment, I discuss how anti-choice politicians are championing over-the-counter birth control pills. Also, there’s more controversy over the affirmative consent bill in California.

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Reactions to Wendy Davis’ Abortion Stories and Ray Rice’s Violent Video

On this episode of Reality Cast, I share reactions to Wendy Davis’ abortion stories, and RH Reality Check Senior Political Reporter Andrea Grimes fills us in on what’s happening in Texas. In another segment, I cover the Ray Rice domestic violence video and its fallout.

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Harassment in Congress, and Sex Education for Early Adolescents

On this episode of Reality Cast, researchers explain why sex education needs to start early for youth and be integrated into larger health and safety education curricula. In another segment, I discuss how Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand highlights the problem of sexist harassment in Congress, and confused conservatives amplify attacks on feminism.

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Roxane Gay on ‘Bad Feminism,’ the New Contraception Compromise, and Beyoncé’s ‘Flawless’ Performance

On this episode of Reality Cast, author Roxane Gay talks to us about being a “bad feminist.” In another segment, I discuss how the Obama administration has updated its policy on the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit. Also, Beyoncé sends heads spinning by publicly embracing feminism at the MTV Video Music Awards.

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The Problem With Abortion Polling, and Ireland’s Abortion Law

On this episode of Reality Cast, Tara Culp-Ressler explains what’s so messed up about most polling data on abortion, and how to fix it. Also, in another segment I discuss Ireland’s new abortion law, which flunked its first major test, and a clash over a strip club.

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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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