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Pro-choice activists combating Florida anti-abortion ballot measure listen

09/19/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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A proposed constitutional amendment would eliminate privacy rights and could be another conservative step toward outlawing abortions in Florida. Vivian Taylor, volunteer coordinator for the group I Am Choice, said at a press conference in St. Petersburg Amendment 6 would demonize women for their reproductive choices.

“No one wants their medical records or their personal information made public information and that’s what Amendment 6 would do in essence.”

She said that’s becaus...

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Robin Marty a senior editor on RH Reality Check discusses Todd Akin's comments

08/30/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Robin Marty, a senior editor for RH Reality Check, discusses the comments of Rep.Todd Akin from Missouri. RH Reality Check is an internet web sight that updates reproductive issues of women. Robin compares Todd Akin's beliefs to those of most Republican lawmakers and questions if Akin is that different from the policies and issues held by Paul Ryan and others. Robin discusses the bills and issues that have been introduced and fought for in Congress and feels that Todd Akin is "mainstream" ...

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Conservative group stands behind Todd Akin listen

08/23/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Conservative political groups are in town to help craft the Republican Party platform. At least one is standing by its support of a controversial candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri. This week Representative Todd Akin apologized for suggesting women who are victims of legitimate rape might not get pregnant because their bodies can shut down a pregnancy. Connie Mackey, president of the [Family Research Council Action PAC](http://www.frcaction.o...

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Florida House abortion bill cleared last week could block new Planned Parenthood locations listen

03/05/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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update: this bill was blocked in the Senate Monday

Last week members of the Florida House easily passed a piece of legislation seen by opponents as a clean up anti-abortion bill. It includes many provisions that were either failed or left on the table during last year’s legislative session. Among them is language that would require abortion clinics to be owned and operated by a physician with abortion-specific training. Wendy Sears-Grassi, director of public affairs for local Planne...

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The Komen-Planned Parenthood Controversy

02/03/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. The AP is reporting that: " Supporters are rallying around Planned Parenthood after renowned breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure decided to cut breast screening grants to the reproductive health organization. Besides $400,000 in smaller donations from 6,000 people, Planned Parenthood is receiving $250,000 from a family foundation in Dallas and a $250,000 pledge announced Thursday by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to match fut...

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Anti-choice group releases study condemning Planned Parenthood; organization rebuts listen

07/07/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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As lawmakers try to tackle the federal debt before it hits its limit, conservatives often push for defunding of Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit that provides reproductive health care. An anti-abortion rights group issued a scathing report about Planned Parenthood that urges Congress to investi...

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NOW President Terry O'Neill; Open Phones To Discuss President Obama's Speech About Afghanistan

06/23/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming uu we'll have open phones to discuss President Obama's speech last night about a partial withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. First, three listener comments about yesterday's interview about the pending cut in state worker's pay. Then we'll hear from the president of the National Organization for Women terry O'Neill. NOW is holding it's nationwide convention in Tampa this week. One of the topics to be covered at the convention is...

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Open phones to discuss results of 2011 Legislative session

05/09/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)

Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Today we'll open the phone lines and get your comments about the state legislative session which ended early in the morning this past Saturday.

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State Legislature moves to restrict abortion rights in Florida

04/29/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Several measures that would limit access to abortions are making their way through the state legislature. Here to talk about the bills is Barbara A. Zdravecky, President/CEO, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida.

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In Tampa, pro-choice activists rally against Tallahassee anti-abortion legislation listen

04/28/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Usually when you see people picketing outside Planned Parenthood, they’re protesting against abortion rights. Today the demonstrators were the organization’s supporters, and they were rallying in Tampa against six measures in the state legislature that target a woman’s ability to terminate a pregnancy.

Tampa resident Farah Stokes was in high school during the sixties, a time before Roe v. Wade. She said some of her classmates had their youth cu...

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