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Edition #791

We just earned a D grade

Ch. 1: Intro - Theme: A Fond Farewell, Elliott Smith 

Ch. 2: Act 1: Anti-abortion Ohio legislator never thought about women - Rachel @maddow - Air Date: 9-8-12

Ch. 3: Song 1: I don't think about it - Emily Osment

Ch. 4: Act 2: Michigan women stare down rape insurance - @allinwithchris Hayes - Air Date: 12-12-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Get up and go - Broadcast 2000

Ch. 6: Act 3: Anti-Abortion Judge: Drive Faster If The Clinic Is Far Away - @theyoungturks - Air Date: 01-12-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Help - Howie Day

Ch. 8: Act 4: Republican: Forcing Women to Have Babies Will Create Jobs! - @majorityfm - Air Date: 01-16-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Keep then down - The Young Sinclairs

Ch. 10: Act 5: Could 2014 See Abortion Restriction Rollback? - Rachel @maddow - Air Date: 01-03-2014

Ch. 11: Song 5: One million miles - J. Ralph

Ch. 12: Act 6: Shrinking Government to fit in a Vagina - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 10-30-13

Ch. 13: Song 6: A theme for bizarre behavior - Clifton's Ford

Ch. 14: Act 7: After Tiller: Abortions No One Wants to Talk About - @grittv with Laura Flanders - Air Date: 11-5-13

Ch. 15: Song 7: Touch of grey - Grateful Dead

Ch. 16: Act 8: Documentary on Choice: After Tiller - @BestoftheLeft Activism - Air Date: 1-21-14

Ch. 17: Song 8: Activism - Shihan

Ch. 18: Act 9: Supreme Court Considers Legality of Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-16-14

Ch. 19: Song 9: Double standard - Mustang Sally

Ch. 20: Act 10: NARAL President Ilyse Hogue Discusses Who Decides? - @ilyseh on MSNBC - Air Date: 1-14-14


Ch. 21: Thoughts on race vs class - Erin from Philadelphia

Ch. 22: Getting our minds wrapped around class-divided neighborhoods - Tate from Prince George's County, MD

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Voicemail Music: 

Loud Pipes - Ratatat

Ch. 23: Final comments on the complicated interplay of factors surrounding race, class and divided neighborhoods

Closing Music:

Here We Are - Patrick Park

ACTIVISM: "After Tiller”

After Tiller (FB page/screening schedule)

After Tiller UK iTunes rental

Sources/further reading:

Crow After Roe by Jessica Mason Pieklo & Robin Marty

NARAL Report Card on Reproductive Healthcare Access for states/US, 2013

Guttmacher Institute statistics on abortion providers

Roe v. Wade (1973) via

Clinic Buffer Zones, Think Progress

Supreme Court Revisits Abortion Clinic Rules by Irin Carmon

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by:

Jay! Tomlinson

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