This Saturday on Equal Time for Freethought, Join Sunsara Taylor for:
The “Abortion Wars” Now Include Birth Control!
End of Year Round-Up & Looking Forward For Women's Lives
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39 years after women won the right to abortion, this fundamental right is hanging by a thread. 2011 saw the greatest number of restrictions passed on women's access to abortion ever – and now, more than 90% of counties don't have abortion providers, millions of women face unnecessary and humiliating legal restrictions to access, doctors who provide this service are hunted and terrorized and women who get abortions are stigmatized and shamed.
But that is not all.
Now, even birth control is under siege. Pharmacists refuse to fill prescriptions. “Personhood” amendments seek to criminalize miscarriages and ban all contraception. And President Obama openly upheld Kathleen Sebelius's unprecedented decision to overrule the FDA to ban on over-the-counter distribution of Plan B (emergency contraception).
This Saturday, December 31st on Equal Time for Freethought, join Sunsara Taylor as she convenes a round-table of experts and commentators to look back at the past year in the battle over women's right to birth control and abortion... and, to look ahead to the battles to come.
Guests will include:
Irin Carmon, staff writer for Salon, whose recent titles include, “Why women have second trimester abortions,” and, “The next front in the abortion wars: Birth control.”
Amanda Marcotte, author of “2011: The War on Contraception,” and, “Restricting Plan B Is Bad Politics,” for rhrealitycheck.org.
Erin Gloria Ryan, writer for Jezebel whose pieces include, “The Year In Your Uterus.”
Jacquelyn Arsenuk, founder, producer and former host of the F-Files feminist radio, writer and political activist.
Labels: abortion, Amanda Marcotte, birth control, Equal Time for Freethought, Erin Gloria Ryan, feminism, Irin Carmon, Jackquelyn Arsenuk, Plan B, radio, uterus, women's liberation