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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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‘The Next Hobby Lobby,’ and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Contraception

On this episode of Reality Cast, Irin Carmon explains the latest wrinkle in the litigation against insurance coverage for contraception. In another segment, I discuss a recent interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg in which she speaks some truth.

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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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Todd Akin Is Back, and Anti-Choice Protesters Terrorize New Orleans

On this episode of Reality Cast, RH Reality Check Reporting Fellow Teddy Wilson explains what’s going on with anti-choice protests in New Orleans. Also, I discuss Todd Akin’s comeback, and how the fallout from Hobby Lobby continues.

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