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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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Polygamy Decriminalized, Rape and College Football, and Insurance Abortion Bans

On this episode of Reality Cast, Jessica Luther will be on to talk about the Jameis Winston rape allegations and what it all means for college football. Michigan becomes the latest state to ban private insurance coverage of abortion, and what does it actually mean that Utah decriminalized polygamy?

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The ACLU Suit Against U.S. Bishops, GOP Sensitivity to Women, and HPV Misinformation

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Brooke Tucker from ACLU Michigan about their lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. In another segment, I discuss how the Republican Party tries to become more sensitive to women without actually changing policy, and Katie Couric airs an unbalanced program on the HPV vaccine.

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ACLU Sues Catholic Bishops, and Why Contraception Grows Economies

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.

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Hobby Lobby, and New Indictments in Steubenville Rape Case

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?

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More Anti-Obamacare Misogyny, and Abortion Access for Rural Women

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.

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Sexists Against Obamacare, and Texas Clinics Canceling Appointments

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.

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Magical Thinking and Pregnancy, and Texas’ Health-Care Crisis

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.

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