Listen Now to: The "Abortion Wars" Now Include Birth Control!
Saturday December 31, 2011 "Equal Time for Freethought"
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 the over-the-counter distribution of Plan B (emergency contraception).
Sunsara Taylor convened 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.
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.”
Labels: abortion, Amanda Marcotte, birth control, Equal Time for Freethought, Erin Gloria Ryan, feminism, Irin Carmon, Jezebel, Kathleen Sebelius, Plan B, Roe V. Wade, sunsara taylor, women's liberation