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Directors Lana Wilson and Martha Shane discuss the documentary After Tiller

04/11/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Lana Wilson and Martha Shane, the directors of After Tiller, discuss their film. After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, four American physicians-Dr. Leroy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Shelley Sella and Dr. Susan Robinson were the only remaining providers of late-term abortions in the United States. Living under constant threat of violence, they continue to do their work. With unprecedented access into the lives of these doctors and the patients who seek their help...

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Juliana Gonen with Center for Reproductive rights discusses the proposed changes to contraceptive coverage in Affordable Care Act

02/07/13 Juliana Gonen with Mary Glennehy
From A Woman's Point of View
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Juliana Gonen, head of Government Policy with the Center for Reproductive Rights discusses the recent proposed changes for contraceptive coverage in the Affordable Care Act. She discusses her organization's concerns that this could be burdensome to women. She worried about the clarity of the new guidelines and the real possibility that women would be forced to "jump through hoops" to get the services that have been promised. Juliana also discusses the Draw the Line campaign that examines wo...

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Sarah Erdreich author of Generation Roe; Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement

01/24/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Sarah Erdreich, journalist and women's health advocate talks about her book Generation Roe; Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement. Sarah has been identified as a leading pro-choice activist by Newsweek and her writings have appeared in Lilith, Feminists for Choice, RH reality choice and many other publications. Sarah feels that 40 years after Roe vs Wade it is time to demystify abortion. She discusses many of the issues of autonomy, privacy and sexuality that are so inextricably tang...

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Gloria Steinem in Clearwater: domestic abuse used to just be life listen

10/22/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Feminist Gloria Steinem was in Pinellas County over the weekend to rally against proposed constitutional amendments on the Florida ballot – including one that could allow Florida to outlaw abortions if Roe verses Wade were ever overturned. I spoke with Steinem about how she got involved in the women’s liberation movement and what continued anti-abortion legislation across the country means for women.

"When I was growing up I really was lucky ...

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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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