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(2015/04/24) The history and current state of abortion (Reproductive Justice)

Edition #916

Today we listen to some of the stories behind the policies and personal choices being made about abortion in America
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Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

00:00:30 Ch. 2: Act 1: Dorothy Fadiman Doc: Motherhood by Choice, Not by Chance Part 1 - @Making_Contact - Air Date: 2-3-15

Ch. 3: Song 1: La valse d'Amélie (Version piano) - Yann Tiersen

00:11:00 Ch. 4: Act 2: The Stories That Stay With Us - @AbortionFunds - Air Date: 09-27-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: Basique - Little People

00:17:28 Ch. 6: Act 3: Dorothy Fadiman Doc: Motherhood by Choice, Not by Chance Part 2 - @Making_Contact - Air Date: 2-3-15

Ch. 7: Song 3: Everyday - Single - Carly Comando

00:29:58 Ch. 8: Act 4: #nofilter: Renee's Digital Memoir - @ThisIsFusion - Air Date: 02-18-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Happy - Sister Hazel

00:32:31 Ch. 10: Act 5: The Term 'Abortion Doctor' is Ridiculous - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 01-02-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: The Obvious Child - Paul Simon

00:37:11 Ch. 12: Act 6: The Case of Purvi Patel & the Criminalization of Pregnancy - This Week in Blackness (@TWiBnation) - Air Date: 4-2-15

Ch. 13: Song 6: Alright Alright (Here's My Fist Where's the Fight?) - Sahara Hotnights

00:45:06 Ch. 14: Act 7: 20 Years in Prison for Miscarrying? The Case of Purvi Patel & the Criminalization of Pregnancy - @democracynow - Air Date: 4-2-15

Ch. 15: Song 7: Get Up and Go - Single - Broadcast 2000

00:56:47 Ch. 16: Act 8: #FreePurviPatel via @rhrealitycheck — Best of the Left Activism


00:59:30 Ch. 17: Police behavior and the rules of war - Eric from Alabama

01:01:42 Ch. 18: An essay on capitalism - Peter from Michigan

01:04:51 Ch. 19: A message to white people - Charlie in St. Louis

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

01:06:34 Ch. 20: Final comments on Citizen Ruth and The Obvious Child

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: #FreePurviPatel via @rhrealitycheck

Take Action:

SIGN ”Overturn the #PurviPatel Conviction; Repeal Indiana’s Feticide Law” via RH Reality Check

Sources/further reading:

"Purvi Patel Sentenced to 41 Years for Feticide and Neglect of a Dependent” by Imani Gandy at RH Reality Check

Read RH Reality Check's extensive coverage on Purvi Patel’s case

"How Indiana Is Making It Possible to Jail Women for Having Abortions” by Lynn Paltrow of National Advocates for Pregnant Women

"So Far, 2015 Is On Pace to Set Abortion Restriction Records” by Katie Klabusich at Truthout

Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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