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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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Looking Ahead to 2014, and New Objections to the Contraception Mandate

On this episode of Reality Cast, the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Amanda Allen explains what to expect in 2014 in the States. In another segment, I discuss a lawsuit that is exposing the true motivations behind the attacks on the contraception mandate, and it looks like the Texas anti-abortion law is headed to the Supreme Court.

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2013 Media Review, and a Texas Law Takes Away a Woman’s Right to Die With Dignity

On this episode of Reality Cast, I review the misogyny of 2013. Also, a Texas journalist explains how bad the crisis pregnancy center situation is there, and a Texas man can’t take his pregnant wife off life support, even though that was her express wish.

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