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Abortion is a hot button for most people, and no matter whether you think it’s an inalienable right or murder, or somewhere in between, you should know what’s happening in the US regarding the issue. A new report from the Guttmacher institute reports that 42 different states enacted more than 120 provisions regarding reproductive health in 2012 - and 92 abortion restrictions in 2011. Ranging from provision of educational materials, required ultrasounds and even requiring non-medically necessary trans-vaginal ultrasounds, states have been busy the last couple of years regarding how much say the state has in a woman’s decision to have an abortion. North Dakota has passed a law that prohibits abortion for gender or genetic defect of the fetus. And it looks like these conditions placed on abortion are continuing to gain in popularity.
Join us Saturday as guest Megan Burbank, Communications Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington helps us make some sense of this trend. Megan holds degrees from Smith College and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has written about politics, feminism, arts and entertainment for several publications, including The Stranger, The Seattle Times, Bitch Magazine and The Toast.
While Carl's away, we review a few interviews including, Dr. Harold Prior of Iowa Wind Energy Association. Reporter Susan Fitzgerald debunks "Crack Babies" myths. Director Robert Greenwald Brave New Foundation on Signature Drone Strikes and Michele Stranger-Hunter of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon. Enjoy!
Heather is the Executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas.
Prior to joining NPCT in Nov. 2012, Heather was an Assistant Travis County Attorney, procuring protective orders for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Heather is a longtime supporter of women's rights, a founding board member of The Lilith Fund and served on the boards of the National Network of Abortion Funds and Law Students for Reproductive Justice.
Here is a link to NPCT http://www.prochoicetexas.org/
Stuart Zechman offers commentary on how President Obama and NARAL sold out women in a move that erases even more of the 1st Amendment's protection of religious liberty. Follow @StuartZechman
Avedon Carol posted the text: http://avedon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/z-files-separation.html Follow @Avedon_Says
Sharon moderates our next Great Radio Debate! with three panelists on the side of LIFE, Dr. Monica Miller, Janet Morana, and Steve Beren. Planned Parenthood, NARAL other other pro-choice organizations all declined to participate and provide panelists for their side. So we will use audio clips of their own words for our panelists to challenge.
Then in the 2nd hour Sharon's talk to the Sonoma County Pro-Life Rally over the weekend with some really good news of significant inroads made, plus Terry Glessner on the other life issues - euthanasia and cloning.
ROYNATION talks to folks across the states about their thoughts on why this election is so important and how it could have an impact on queer lives.ELIZABETH ANDERSON from Charis Feminist Book Store in Atlanta, Georgia - the bookstore is celebrating 38 years this month! JEFF PALMQUIST owner of Lafitte in Exile in New Orleans - the oldest gay bar in the USA CASEY CHIMNEYSTAR CONDIT, Wingspan Southern Arizona's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in Tuscon, Arizona JACKIE STRANO San Francisico's Good Vibrations Executive Vice President and kat sabine (again!) from Phoenix, Arizona where she's the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona GOOD LUCK AMERICA - what happens north of us can seem surreal at times, as surreal as the things that can happen up here with Harper at 24 Sussex - the possibility of Romney at the White House should scare the hell out of most queers and our guests are very happy to tell us why and what they're doing to stop it from happening! If voting worked, they'd make it illegal, still I hope America votes and votes well. GOOD LUCK AMERICA!
Isaiah J. Poole has been the editor of OurFuture.org since 2007 and also directs the Campaign for America's Future's online communications. Previously he had worked for 25 years in mainstream media, most recently at Congressional Quarterly, where he covered congressional leadership and tracked major bills through Congress. He also served as a founding member of the Washington Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.
Richard Eskow was born in a little country shack. I was so ragged the folks used to call me "Patches." I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die. Some people call me the Space Cowboy, some call me the Gangster of Love. They tried to make me go to rehab, I said No, No, No.
Terrance Heath is part of the writing team at OurFuture.Org. Prior to his current position he worked as a Blogging and Social Media Consultant, and as an advocate and activist on LGBT equality and HIV/AIDS issues. He started his own blog, the Republic of T, in October 2003. Terrance lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his husband and their two sons.
Elizabeth Rose creates and implements communications strategy for public groups including: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Consumers Union, the Save Darfur Coalition and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Liz is the former Director of Public Affairs of the Federal Communications Commission. Previously Liz served as a Public Affairs officer at the Labor Department. Liz was also the Media Relations Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum when it opened in 1993, and before that she served as a press secretary on Capitol Hill for Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-WV) and Rep. Thomas J. Downey (D-NY).
Celinda Lake is one of the Democratic Party's leading political strategists, serving as tactician and senior advisor to the national party committees and dozens of Democratic candiates. Celinda and her firm are known for cutting-edge research on issues including the economy, health care,women. She has advised the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Governor's Association,, The White House Project, AFL-CIO, SEIU, NARAL, Human Rights Campaign, EMILY's List and many more. She will take us through the research on the facts and reasons for changes in women's political choice.
Guy Adams is the Los Angeles Correspondent for The independent of London, here on assignment to cover American politics and the 3012 election. He will return to Fairness Radio to give us a view from the UK of the debates, the polls and the impact of possible election outcomes.
ROYNATION is talking ABORTION!
From Vancouver, we have JOYCE ARTHUR from Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada
And Toronto, MICHAEL PAYTON from Centre for Inquiry Canada
and Arizona to talk to KAT SABINE from NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona.
ROYNATION keeps hearing things, crazy things coming out of the States about Abortion rights and then we hear about Tory back benchers working to set women's rights back decades - just when you think it's safe to go back into the water - along comes Bill 312!
So join us to find out about what's happening