On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be interviewing Tara Culp-Ressler about the surge of transvaginal ultrasound bills in the states. Also, more on the reaction to the contraception mandate clarification and a segment on why it’s important not to victim-blame Rihanna.
An interview with Tammi Kromenaker of North Dakota about legal threats to her clinic. Also, a new round of flurry about the contraception mandate in the news and the last Mississippi clinic continues to battle for survival.
June Carbone comes on to explain how Roe v. Wade likely contributed to the rise of single motherhood. Also, fun watching conservatives lose it over Roe’s anniversary and women serving in combat.
Rachel Maddow and NPR had good coverage of Roe’s 40th anniversary. Amanda takes a look at what they got right. Also, Captain Awkard comes on to tell everyone to love themselves. Well, most of you, anyway.
Debra Hauser tells us why it’s so important to share abortion stories. Why is the Violence Against Women Act not getting renewed? Also, NPR does a bang-up job covering the Hobby Lobby lawsuit.
Andrea Grimes updates us on what’s happening to Texas family planning funding. Also: review of the Steubenville rape case and a look at Virginia’s new abortion regulations.
Scott Lemieux breaks down 2012 and lays out what to expect in 2013 in the Supreme Court. Michigan passes a grotesque anti-abortion law, and Philadelphia high schools install free condom dispensers.
Pressure on the White House to rethink the restrictions on Plan B intensifies. Right wing pundits celebrate Christmas by attacking women. Also, a doctor speaks out about the dangers of home birth. Editor’s note: This podcast contains an interview with Dr. Amy Tuteur, whose work and opinions on home birth are widely challenged. The interview and contents of this podcast reflect the author and interviewee alone, and are in no way meant to imply RH Reality Check‘s support of the views expressed.
Once again, the right gets all wound up about Sandra Fluke. The last abortion clinic in Mississippi is threatened again. Also, a filmmaker asks why do young women have sex?
Ohio sees two major anti-choice bills die in the Senate. ACOG recommends that birth control pills be sold OTC. “Parks and Recreation” satirizes anti-choicers.