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Myths About Contraception Insurance Coverage, and a New ‘Paycheck to Paycheck’ Documentary

On this episode of Reality Cast, I discuss three myths about contraception insurance coverage, and I talk with Adam Sonfield of the Guttmacher Institute about an under-covered aspect of the Hobby Lobby case. In another segment, I discuss a new HBO documentary that covers what life is like for a single mother living on the edge.

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Generic Emergency Contraception, CPAC, and Abortion in the States

On this episode of Reality Cast, Jessica Arons of the Reproductive Health Technologies Project discusses generic emergency contraception access. In another segment, I discuss how CPAC was, yet again, a wonder of misogyny and sex-phobia, and the pressure intensifies on the state level to end legal access to abortion.

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Conservative Waiver Mania, and Tragedy in the Rio Grande Valley

On this episode of Reality Cast, I interview journalist Brian Beutler about the conservative waiver mania. In another segment, I discuss how things are getting really bad for women in the Rio Grande Valley, while the absurd and routine conservative attacks on women continue.

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Right-Wing Myths About Girl Scouts, and Condomless Sex

On this episode of Reality Cast, RH Reality Check‘s Martha Kempner discusses the CDC’s decision to use the phrase “condomless sex.” In another segment, I discuss how the anti-gay bills cropping up around the country are a continuation of the same principle that justifies the attacks on the contraception mandate, and why Fox News keeps misrepresenting the Girl Scouts.

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Abortion on ‘House of Cards,’ and Sexual Assault at Patrick Henry College

On this episode of Reality Cast, I review the abortion storyline in House of Cards and examine if anti-choice rhetoric is getting even more outrageous these days. Also, Kiera Feldman is on to talk about the problem of sexual assault at Patrick Henry College.

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Pregnancy Discrimination, Gender Parity in the Media, and Being Out in Sports

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to a representative from Media Matters about the organization’s study of gender balance on cable news. In another segment, I discuss how pregnant women’s rights are under attack, and it looks like February will be the month people really started talking about sports and gay rights.

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Why Abortion Rates Are Down, and the ‘War on Women’ in 2014 Elections

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Rachel Jones from the Guttmacher Institute about a new study showing abortion rates are down again. In another segment, I discuss how the “war on women” is part of the 2014 election season, and clinic escorts talk about their work at a time when SCOTUS is debating abortion clinic buffer zones.

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Mike Huckabee’s Slut-Shaming, and the ‘War’ for CPC Disclosure Laws

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Andrea Miller from NARAL Pro-Choice New York about a crisis pregnancy center lawsuit. In other segment, I discuss how Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) denounces contraception at the RNC and share some of the good news in the public discourse over reproductive rights.

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Ohio’s ‘Right to Lie’ Case, HR 7, and Online Harassment

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to RH Reality Check’s legal analyst Jessica Mason Pieklo about a law in Ohio that prevented an anti-choice group from spreading misleading information about a political candidate. In another segment, I discuss how the House of Representatives wastes time attacking abortion, and online harassment starts to get the mainstream media attention it deserves.

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Battle Over Buffers, and Texas’ New Abortion Desert

On this episode of Reality Cast, Lindsay Beyerstein reports on what she learned spending time in the Rio Grande Valley, where legal abortion has been regulated out of existence. The battle over buffer zones in front of clinics goes to the Supreme Court, and right-wing media is turning every story they can into an opportunity to bash women.

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