In brief:My regular feminist round-up spot with Justice!

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Overview:

Justice and I talked the latest on the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs as well as how people can get involved — and how not to help. I suggested several organizations, including The Clinic Vest Project where I am a founding board member, and reminded people not to just show up in front of a clinic to counter protest or escort without contacting the clinic.

I got a little choked up talking about what abortion providers go through. Dr. Willie Parker, one of the most public, vocal providers, is asking people not to be silent. It is the least we can do considering he and other providers risk arson, stalking, assault, and even death to make sure we have health care. Please read and post his op-ed and the interview with Dr. Chastine included below.

Organizations to support:

Donate & contact to volunteer: The Clinic Vest Project

Donate & find your local fund to volunteer: The National Network of Abortion Funds

Donate & follow to support independent abortion providers: The Abortion Care Network

Links to on-air references:

My piece on the shooting at The Establishment: "Targeted Attacks On Abortion Providers Is Domestic Terrorism”

"For Robert Dear, Religion and Rage Before Planned Parenthood Attack” via The New York Times

My review of Cohen & Connon’s book: "‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics”

SHARE: "Why I Provide Abortions” by Dr. Willie Parker at The New York Times

SHARE: "An Abortion Provider Speaks Out: 'I'll Do Whatever My Conscience Tells Me I Must’” by Andrea Grimes at RollingStone

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 12:12pm PDT
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In brief: My latest visit with my friend Matt covered a lot of ground, including my new gig with The Establishment, my DC trip to cover All* Above All’s citizen lobby day for #4EACHOfUs, and the #FightBackTX update including what’s at risk with the upcoming Supreme Court case.

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Links to on-air references:

My Truthout piece on the intersection of the study and HB2 at SCOTUS: "Texas Women Are Already Inducing Their Own Abortions; Will the Supreme Court Worsen This Trend?”

"Anthony Kennedy’s Right to Choose: The justice who cares about dignity and autonomy should vote against Texas’ abortion law” by Dahlia Lithwick at Slate

My author page at The Establishment

"Citizen Lobbyists Champion Reproductive Justice On Capitol Hill”

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You can hear The Matthew Filipowicz Show bi-weekly via podcast and broadcast out of Washington DC (1480 AM We Act Radio) and Grand Rapids, MI (1680 AM & 95.3 FM Public Reality Radio) weekly

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In brief:My regular feminist round-up spot with Justice!

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Overview:

I was on with Justice to talk about the Whole Women’s Health suit landing in front of the Supreme Court and how a new study out of Texas on people attempting to self-induce their own abortions ties into the importance of the upcoming SCOTUS decision. Reminder: the June decision on HB2 will either strengthen Roe, uphold it, or decimate it — which will affect the entire country. If the primary reason people self-induce is that they couldn’t access wanted/preferred clinic-based care, imagine what would happen with even fewer clinics should SCOTUS uphold the law.

Links to on-air references:

My Truthout piece on the intersection of the study and HB2 at SCOTUS: "Texas Women Are Already Inducing Their Own Abortions; Will the Supreme Court Worsen This Trend?”

"Anthony Kennedy’s Right to Choose: The justice who cares about dignity and autonomy should vote against Texas’ abortion law” by Dahlia Lithwick at Slate

"It's not just Texas: abortion clinics are rapidly closing in liberal states, too” by Molly Redden at The Guardian

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 5:00am PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Overview:

I was on to catch Hal’s listeners up with the latest on the Whole Woman’s Health case out of Texas, fighting the omnibus anti-abortion law HB2. This is the law Wendy Davis and the “unruly mob” successfully filibustered in 2013 — only to see Gov. Perry call another special session to pass it. The Supreme Court has decided to hear the case and I have the update, the timeline, and what’s at stake for the country.

Links to on-air references:

My piece for Truthout: "Texas Women Are Already Inducing Their Own Abortions; Will the Supreme Court Worsen This Trend?”

"The Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole Overview & In-Depth Timeline” via The Center for Reproductive Rights

Map of clinics from pre-HB2 to now to what’s at stake via The Center for Reproductive Rights

"Supreme Court to hear major abortion case” via MSNBC

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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Overview:

I was on with Hal to talk about the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs. WCPT was having technical difficulties, so Hal couldn’t hear me — which makes for a couple gaps in the segment. But my recorder works and hopefully you’ll still find the segment valuable. Hal has a tendency to unnecessarily include “mentally ill” in the categories of people who shouldn’t have access to guns as though we’re likely to be perpetrators, but the content of the back and forth is overall focused on rhetoric in politics and media that promote and excuse extremist, violent behavior like this against reproductive healthcare providers.

Links to on-air references:

My piece on the shooting at The Establishment: "Targeted Attacks On Abortion Providers Is Domestic Terrorism”

"White Americans Are Biggest Terror Threat in U.S.: Study” via NBC News

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Category:HSRP -- posted at: 1:32pm PDT
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In brief:My regular feminist round-up spot with Justice!

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Overview:

We covered a fair amount today! We talked disappointing midterm results — as per usual as the right-wing turns people out and gears up their fear machine with well-funded precision. I also gave some much-deserved love to Margaret Cho who tweeted about her past as a sex worker and why she is the literal opposite of ashamed about it. Then I tied sex worker rights to abortion rights — a very short leap and both are fundamentally about bodily autonomy and economic justice/independence.

Links to on-air references:

"Texas Lawmakers Aren’t Actually Supposed to Try to Make Things Worse, Right?” by Andrea Grimes at The Texas Observer

"ICYMI: Margaret Cho Reveals Her Past as a Sex Worker In 10 Tweets” at Colorlines

"Why It’s Okay To Pay For Sex” by Margaret Corvid

"Rep. Barbara Lee On Protecting Abortion Rights” my piece for The Establishment

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 3:49pm PDT
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In brief:My regular feminist round-up spot with Justice!

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Overview:

The GOP honestly doesn’t understand how Medicaid — a health insurance program — works. YET ANOTHER STATE is trying to weasel out of reimbursing Planned Parenthood for services rendered. We discuss that and what it is I’m doing in our nation’s capitol this week. (Hint: it has everything to do with the amazing legislator in the show graphic.)

Links to on-air references:

"Planned Parenthood class action sought” via ArkansasOnline

"Y’all, Norwegians Use The Word “Texas” As Slang To Mean “Crazy” by Dan Solomon at Texas Monthly

"Texas Agency Bans Planned Parenthood From Medicaid” at RH Reality Check

"Planned Parenthood Won’t Accept Money for Fetal Tissue” at NY Times

My Truthout piece on the funding the GOP is after: "The Unseen Costs of Defunding Planned Parenthood”

My Truthout piece on Rep. Lee’s bill! "Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage”

"The human cost of Texas’ refusal to expand Medicaid” at AlJazeera America

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 6:32am PDT
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In brief:My regular feminist round-up spot with Justice!

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Overview:

All you need is the title. I have no idea how we crammed so much into just over 20 minutes, but we touched on the Oregon shooting and Governor Bobby Jindal’s ill-advised blog rant; the report out of Texas that says HB2 is having exactly the affect on patients seeking abortion we knew it would and know it does; Planned Parenthood plans to collect on an outstanding bill from the state of Arkansas; and Justice has an ingenious idea about gun control.

Links to on-air references:

"Planned Parenthood class action sought” via ArkansasOnline

"Bobby Jindal's Gun Control Stance in Question After Lafayette Shooting” via .Mic

"Jindal Pens Angry Blog Post Blaming Oregon Shooting On Abortion, Movies, Absent Dads” at ThinkProgress

"Texas Passed A Harsh Anti-Abortion Law. Now, We Have Proof It’s Hurting Women.”

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 6:41pm PDT
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In brief: Great getting to be on with Sam and Sam! We talked the sham Planned Parenthood “hearing” and news/activism opportunities in reproductive rights and justice.

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Overview:

Such a pleasure to be on with Sam Sacks and Sam Knight — two of those people I know from around the interwebs, but don’t get the chance to chat with all that often. They both do really important work that parallels mine without often intersecting it directly; you should follow what they’re up to starting with this spot.

We chatted about the sham hearing on Planned Parenthood’s funding, activism in reproductive rights and justice, and how anyone can get involved in the culture change of reducing abortion stigma as easily being supportive (or at the very least nonjudgemental) on their social media feeds.

Links to on-air references:

How to get involved (suggestions from the show): volunteer with your local abortion fund (public or private) & support the #BeBoldEndHyde/#4EACHOfUs campaigns from the All* Above All coalition.

My piece on #BeBoldEndHyde for Truthout: "Activists Decry 39 Years of Class-Based Discrimination in Abortion Access”

My piece on the groundbreaking legislation (#4EACHOfUs) & polling data for Truthout: "Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage”

My piece on the attempt to defund Planned Parenthood for Truthout: "The Unseen Costs of Defunding Planned Parenthood”

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Find all things District Sentinel Radio via their Audio-Video archives and subscribe on iTunes

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm PDT
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In brief: The delightful Tom Cheevers had me on his Netroots Radio original show to talk about how I got where I am, reproductive rights, and politics in general. It was a really delightful chat; I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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Links to on-air references:

My piece on #4EACHOfUs: "Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage”

My piece on #DefundPP: "The Unseen Costs of Defunding Planned Parenthood”

The #KatieSpeakShow w/Leah Torres and my friends at ReproAction that I referenced during this episode: "Greetings! & Repro Round-up — #KatieSpeakShow Ep1 09/05/2015”

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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Overview:

First, I continue to ask, if defunding or ending Planned Parenthood (or trying to) is so vital: Why is it only important to the GOP when the budget is due in like five seconds?

Hal and I discussed the debate — both the theater and the talking points the eventual candidate will be unable to run from in the general election; not every debate is going to be “moderated” by Jake Tapper. I play Politifact and explain why the GOP can’t actually defund Planned Parenthood the way they’re portraying; yes, people would lose access, but no, they can’t strip all the funding because that’s not how it works.

I also make Carly Fiorina’s lies about the CMP videos even worse: they preyed on a grieving family by stealing footage of an intensely sad moment to portray something that doesn’t actually happen, but is a necessity in their talking points to end abortion care.

Louisiana is the state Hal was referencing that Planned Parenthood is suing to restore funding. That kind of fight is expensive; PP shouldn’t have to do that and patients shouldn’t have to wonder if the clinics will be open and their healthcare will be available when they go for an appointment.

Links to on-air references:

"8 Things The GOP Debate Got Wrong About Abortion And Planned Parenthood” at Huffington Post

"GOP Bills Seem to Confuse Planned Parenthood With Kermit Gosnell” by Emily Crockett at RH Reality Check

"Why We're Losing the Planned Parenthood Debate, and How We Can Win” by Erin Matson & Pamela Merritt at Rolling Stone

“Senate eyeing vote on 20-week abortion ban” at The Hill

My HuffPostLive segment I referenced during the show: "HuffPostLive Panel: Will The GOP Actually Defund #PlannedParenthood? (09/17/15)”

This headline is awful & why is this even a poll? But they include a comparison of PP vs GOP, so here it is: "How the Public Views Planned Parenthood and the NRA” via Meet The Press, NBC News

"Hillary Clinton: 'Republicans Should Be Ashamed' Over Vote To Defund Planned Parenthood” via Huffington Post

"Fact Check: How Does Planned Parenthood Spend That Government Money?” via NPR Politics

"Unplanned pregnancies cost taxpayers $21 billion each year” Guttmacher Institute stats via Washington Post

"Planned Parenthood Unit Sues Louisiana Over Medicaid Funding” via The Wall Street Journal

Graphic via Ultraviolet

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In brief:My regular feminist round-up spot with Justice!

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Overview:

Today Justice and I dug into the rift sex work causes in "Capital F” Feminism and why being an out ally as someone who has never been a sex worker is so important. We also talked about the immigrant in Texas who was reported by staff at her doctor’s office and arrested when she went for her annual exam. And then I gave an update on anti-choice violence with a report on the Washington Planned Parenthood rebuilding after arson — despite it not be a location that provides abortions. Pro-life setting shit on fire to stop life-saving preventative medicine.

Links to on-air references:

"How Sex Workers’ Rights Made the Mainstream” by Melissa Gira Grant at RH Reality Check

"Raping A Sex Worker At Gunpoint Is Just “Theft Of Services,” Says Chicago Sun-Times Columnist” by Robyn Pennacchia at The Frisky

"Planned Parenthood Arson Investigation Comes as ‘Surge’ in Clinic Violence Continues” by Teddy Wilson at RH Reality Check

"The Planned Parenthood Arson is an Outrage Because We Could Have Seen It Coming” via The Daily Beast

"$10,000 reward leading to the arrest of Planned Parenthood arsonist” via KLEW TV

"Latina Woman Arrested Trying to Access Reproductive Health Care in Texas” by Jessica Pieklo at RH Reality Check

MAKE SURE you’re registered to vote: CanIVote.org

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 12:19pm PDT
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In brief:My regular feminist round-up spot with Justice!

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Overview:

This week, Justice and I previewed the first Katie Speak Show including guests, topic, format and what I’m envisioning as its place in news, culture, and discourse. We also talked about the Pope and his limited time offer for abortion absolution. I love talking organized religion with Justice because he thought he wanted to be a priest — until he got to seminary school.

Links to on-air references:

My snark-laden piece for The Frisky: "The Soapbox: Thanks For The Slut-Shaming, Francis!”

My full-scope piece for Truthout: "Praise for Pope Francis Is Premature: Vatican's Official Stance on Abortion Hasn't Shifted”

The book I fumbled the reference to: "Accidental Saints" by Nadia Bolz-Weber

re: Justice’s decision to leave seminary school, one of his poems (yes, actually a poet!): Born With Sin

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 7:40pm PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice!

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Overview:

Justice started us off with some really good news on the anti-abortion violence front: Angel Dillard is set to stand trial for threatening a doctor who had planned to become an abortion provider. The case was originally dismissed as “free speech” under the “wish/should/like” clause that is more famous for letting internet harassers off the hook. “Someone should X/Y/Z you” is often not seen as a threat because there is no active verb, i.e. “I will X/Y/Z.” Dillard’s “warning" style rather than committal language declaring she would commit the act described had gotten her off — but no longer. Having this vague threat now taken seriously in a state with so many anti-abortion legislators and law enforcement is a very positive shift.

Then we spent some time on my article for Rolling Stone on the Planned Parenthood attacks and the latest with #StandWithPP.

And before signing off, I dropped a tease: an announcement coming in the next Feminist Round-up….

Links to on-air references:

"Angel Dillard to Stand Trial for Threatening Abortion Provider” by Jessica Pieklo at RH Reality Check

My Rolling Stone article: "Planned Parenthood Under Attack by Anti-Abortion Hackers, Politicians

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 6:00am PDT
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In brief: I can’t tell you how great it was to be on Dave’s show. I’m a lifelong sports fan and have listened uncountable hours of sports radio; I won’t even pretend I wasn’t jumping-up-and-down excited to be on Edge of Sports Radio.

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Overview:

This was definitely some of the most fun I’ve had on air, serious topic aside; I can’t imagine anyone I’d rather talk about the intersection of sports and culture with. Dave is great and everyone should read and listen to all his things. I’m still blushing from the generous compliments at the end of the segment.

We touched on Chicago sports culture, fan culture, and how to deal with the love of a team when a player is accused of something horrific. I gave some high praise to Chicago sports media who have largely gone out of their way to cover Kane’s accusations thoroughly with information on the reality of reporting rape in this country while avoiding any hint of victim blaming. And we hopefully consider that public outcry from fans could lead to teams/leagues handling of accusations and indictments better.

Links to on-air references:

My RH Reality Check piece: "Patrick Kane and a Culture of Disbelief About Rape”

My review of the book I mention by Kate Harding: "Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It” at RH Reality Check

”Patrick Kane and the Blind Loyalty of Sports Fans” by Evan F. Moore

"DA in Patrick Kane probe tough on sex crimes, cautious on big cases” at The Chicago Tribune

"Kane investigation exposes misconceptions about alcohol and sexual assault” at The Chicago Tribune

"How Wagatwe Wanjuki uses social media to make college safer” Wagatwe Wanjuki on her #SurvivorPrivilege

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Edge of Sports Radio is broadcast on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and available as a podcast through RSS/iTunes. Visit EdgeOfSports.com/Audio for more info.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Overview:

Hal had me on to do a little celebration of my new show — something that wouldn’t be happening without him. He contends that he totally knew what he was doing putting me on air the first time (or few times); whether he did or not, I’m definitely grateful. I wouldn’t have considered broadcasting — let alone fallen in love with it — if he hadn’t decided my voice was valuable four years ago.

When I jumped in for hour two, Hal was mid-Trump Fest. He was playing roulette with Trump’s recent stump speech broadcast on C-Span, just hitting play at random places. It was everything you’d expect it to be and more. We also heard from one of Hal’s awesome regular callers who blames Palin — and therefore McCain — for the quality of the 2016 GOP candidates. I definitely see his point.

Links to on-air references:

VIDEO: "Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Mobile, Alabama” via C-Span

"15 Head-Scratching Quotes From Donald Trump's Presidential Announcement Speech” via Mic

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In brief: Back on with my friend Matthew Filipowicz to talk about the attempted hacks on Planned Parenthood & what they mean in context, perennial presidential candidate Mike Huckabee vowing to call in troops to end abortion, and the GOP’s complete lack of shame or awareness when bragging that they cut SNAP & WIC (they didn’t, but they want to).

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Overview:

It’s always good to be on with Matt who, if you haven’t been around since before the beginning of my restarted writing career, was the first to put me on air to discuss something I wrote. He didn’t care that I didn’t bring a platform of thousands of listeners, readers, or followers; he simply felt my penned-in-frustration-and-honesty abortion story was worth giving airtime to.

In this interview we covered a lot of ground. I talked about the Planned Parenthood videos in broad terms and transitioned to the supposed (unsubstantiated) hacks on their provider information. We put it in the context of anti-abortion targeting and violence, which is what makes even just the claim of stolen personal information an act of domestic terrorism.

We also gave Mike Huckabee and his faux-Constitutional basis for bringing in the FBI to shut down abortion clinics. And then we talked about the GOP’s long-term wish to cut food assistance — you know, because of their commitment to life.

Links to on-air references:

My Rolling Stone article: "Planned Parenthood Under Attack by Anti-Abortion Hackers, Politicians

"Huckabee Floats Plan To Deploy U.S. Troops To Stop Women From Getting Abortions” at ThinkProgress

My Rolling Stone article: "Republicans Are Trying to Take Food Out of My Mouth”

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You can hear The Matthew Filipowicz Show bi-weekly via podcast and broadcast out of Washington DC (1480 AM We Act Radio) and Grand Rapids, MI (1680 AM & 95.3 FM Public Reality Radio) weekly
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 6:00am PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice!

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Overview:

I don’t get the chance to talk sports that often (one of the reasons I miss doing AriseTV’s Friday round table) these days, so I jumped at the chance to chat with Justice on my “off” week from the Netroots After Show. We discussed the Jen Welter hire at the Arizona Cardinals and how she’s initially being received around the league as well as Boston activists defeating the costly Olympic bid.

Links to on-air references:

"Cards hire Jen Welter as first female assistant coach” via Around the NFL

JenWelter.com

"Who is Jen Welter, the NFL’s first female coach?” via The Washington Post

"Why Boston Was Compelled to Pull Its 2024 Olympic Bid” by Dave Zirin at The Nation

"US Olympic Committee Offers a Raw Deal to Boston Youth” by Britni de la Cretaz at Truthout

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 6:00am PDT
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In brief: I got the chance to chat briefly with the ladies from Talk Poverty on radio row at Netroots Nation about why, a couple days into the biggest progressive conference in the country, none of us had heard much about poverty.

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Overview:

I sat with the Talk Poverty hosts for a few minutes at Netroots Nation last month to discuss my just published Rolling Stone piece about food assistance and how food/economic justice seemed largely absent from a conference where the conditions of 45 million poor Americans should be at the forefront.

There is no simple or short answer beyond the compartmentalization of “the left” and how much privilege pervades any space with organizers and journalists colliding with the complicated nature of an epidemic that tacitly approves of between 9-15% of the population at any given time being hungry or on the verge of it. What can we do? Listen to find out. (Spoiler: we have to talk about it.)

Links to on-air references:

My Rolling Stone piece: "Republicans Are Trying to Take Food Out of My Mouth”

Netroots Nation info

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

You can hear Talk Poverty streaming weekly via TalkPoverty.org and by subscribing on iTunes.
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 6:00am PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice!

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Overview:

Today was another true round-up as Justice and I made our way around the country touching on WI Governor Scott Walker’s latest harmful legislation to prove his conservative cred, Netroots Nation 2015 — what was present and what was strikingly absent, and the launch of doctored videos to intimidate and discredit Planned Parenthood providers.

Links to on-air references:

"Scott Walker signs 20-week abortion ban” via MSNBC.com

"An Open Letter to Elizabeth Warren Regarding the Marginalization of Reproductive Rights at Netroots Nation” via ReproAction

BOOKMARK this: "Infographic: A Network of Lies” — a breakdown of the interconnected groups and individuals funding Center For Medical Progress, the group behind the doctored “expose” Planned Parenthood videos from RH Reality Check.

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

You can hear Netroots Radio: The After Show with Justice Putnam daily at 11amEST via LIVESTREAM.
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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 6:30am PDT
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In brief: My chat with John & Molly about how centering marginalized communities brought about the biggest moment in reproductive justice in a generation.

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Overview:

It has definitely been too long since I’ve had the chance to chat with John and Molly; I can’t think of a better reason than the biggest moment in reproductive justice in a generation. We talk about the first proactive legislation in federal history, it’s mainstream support among voters of all demographics, and the way centering the voices and needs of marginalized groups is how this came about.

The unfortunately transexclusionary short-hand name — The EACH Woman Act — is tremendous legislation. It would end all insurance coverage bans in the U.S. including the perpetually reintroduced Hyde Amendment which is attached to the federal budget to prevent tax dollars from providing abortion care. (This is one of many reasons why the GOP’s endless effort to defund Planned Parenthood over abortion provision is ridiculous on its face.)

As per usual, the Knefels ask awesome questions, make great points, and foster thoughtful conversation. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed being on with them!

Links to on-air references:

My piece for Truthout: "Widespread Public Support Bolsters Bill to End Restrictions on Abortion Coverage"

Radio Dispatch posts daily online HERE and is available via iTunes and Stitcher.
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In brief: I had the pleasure of being on the new Talk Poverty show on We Act Radio to discuss the need for economic justice to underly all our movements, including reproductive justice.

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I was really excited to get this request. TalkPoverty.org is a new project of the Center For American Progress and so many of their projects are doing outstanding work. From their “About Us” page:

TalkPoverty.org—a project of the Center for American Progress—is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty. Here you will find basic data about poverty in America; hear from people living in poverty and people dedicated to the fight against poverty; and get involved with local, state and national organizations to take action.
TalkPoverty.org is a bridge between local and national voices, grassroots activism and policy work, and those who are struggling and those who are more economically secure. At TalkPoverty.org, discover a vibrant antipoverty community and your place in it.

We discussed my upcoming (and now published) piece for RH Reality Check on the way I’ve recentered my abortion story following a realization that I’ve lived my entire adult life at or near the poverty line. Obviously, that isn’t news to me; I was there when I as grocery shopping at the Dollar Store and spending 80+ hours a week working since I was 22, but I had always told my abortion story with the intention of calling out our health “care” system which allowed my insurance provider to refuse coverage of my birth control.

Links to on-air references:

My RH Reality Check piece previewed in the clip: "Recent SNAP Restrictions Are Another Reminder That Poverty Is a Reproductive Issue”

My Truthout piece on the Texas clinics staying open including what the status quo means for too many residents of the state: "SCOTUS Steps in to Prevent Further Texas Abortion Clinic Closures”

"Fifth Circuit Upholds More HB 2 Provisions, Dares the Supreme Court to Step In” by Jessica Pieklo at RH Reality Check

My piece the host had me excerpt: ”Choice”

"How are women's lives affected?”The National Network of Abortion Funds explains how poverty affects abortion access

"What is the Hyde Amendment?” via The National Network of Abortion Funds

SIGN: Demand Justice: #RepealHyde! via The National Network of Abortion Funds

"Netroots Radio — #FightBackTX & #UndueBurden (06/17/15)”

Read/Listen: "The Uncertainty of Access: Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley”

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Subscribe to get a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:04am PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice!

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Today we celebrate with an eye to the future. I talk about what the eventual outcomes of the Supreme Court taking up the HB2 case could be for Texas as well as the face of abortion access across the country.

Justice reads some tea leaves in other Supreme Court decisions — including the quote that is the graphic for this post/podcast. We connect the other decisions like the one upholding the Arizona unbiased redistricting to the HB2 stay and possible full definition of “undue burden.”

Links to on-air references:

My Truthout piece on the HB2 stay: "SCOTUS Steps in to Prevent Further Texas Abortion Clinic Closures”

”Tracking Texas Abortion Access — Interactive Map” via RH Reality Check

My upcoming Netroots Nation panel! Bookmark it if you’re coming to Phoenix! "Do Details Matter? Why and How We Sanitize Our Stories” — Sat, July 18 at 1:30pm

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

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You can hear Netroots Radio: The After Show with Justice Putnam daily at 11amEST via LIVESTREAM.
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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 10:56pm PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice!

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Overview:

In a departure from our recent stretch of optimism, Justice and I talked about the Fifth Circuit decision that will likely close all but 8-10 reproductive healthcare clinics in Texas. I broke down how this could affect the rest of the country and Justice brought up the important point that these closures eliminate more than abortion access from communities.

We also did a call to action for people to support the abortion funds on the ground in Texas before shifting to a brief mocking of Governor Rick Scott (FL) who wants his state to become the 14th requiring patients make two separate trips to a clinic before being allowed to terminate a pregnancy.

UPDATE: June 19th, the Fifth Circuit refused to stay their decision; The Center For Reproductive Rights is appealing to the Supreme Court to stay the decision before the clinics close on July 1.

Links to on-air references:

SUPPORT: Fund Texas Choice, the travel and logistical abortion fund charged with helping people get to clinics.<?p>

"Fifth Circuit Upholds More HB 2 Provisions, Dares the Supreme Court to Step In” by Jessica Pieklo at RH Reality Check

"Court Upholds Texas’ ‘Devastating’ Anti-Choice Omnibus Law” by Andrea Grimes at RH Reality Check

"GOPers Don’t Want to Jail Women for Abortions—Except When They Do”

"Plaintiffs appeal to 5th Circuit Court, Supreme Court following ruling on HB 2” at The Daily Texan

"North Carolina’s Coercive Ultrasound Law Permanently Blocked as Supreme Court Refuses Review” via The Center For Reproductive Rights

UPDATE on #HB2: "Fifth Circuit Refuses to Stay Ruling That Could Immediately Shutter All But 9 Abortion Clinics in Texas” via The Center For Reproductive Rights

"Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs bill requiring women to visit clinics twice before having an abortion” via Raw Story

"Montana Abortion Provider Severely Vandalized, Is Closed Indefinitely” by Teddy Wilson at RH Reality Check

See "Obvious Child”

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 2:47pm PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Overview:

I’ll be honest: I’m having a hard time talking about this court decision. Watching as my friends prepare to reshutter their clinics has been rough emotionally. I couldn’t bring a ray of sunshine to this spot. In fact, I explain part of how this decision could negatively affect abortion access in the entire country depending on how SCOTUS handles the appeal.

If you want to help, you can support Fund Texas Choice, the abortion fund that helps Texans with travel logistics. They’re about to get even busier and the volunteers who answer the hotline are going to have to say no when their annual funds are depleted. Sending patients to New Mexico and helping them travel hundreds of miles in their own state is expensive and every dollar you give goes to someone in need.

Links to on-air references:

"Fifth Circuit Upholds More HB 2 Provisions, Dares the Supreme Court to Step In” by Jessica Pieklo at RH Reality Check

"Court Upholds Texas’ ‘Devastating’ Anti-Choice Omnibus Law” by Andrea Grimes at RH Reality Check

More on Texas — my HuffPostLife Panel with three badass reprojustice Texans: "#HB2 Decision Shutters Clinics Again #FightBackTX — HuffPostLive (06/10/15)”

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Note: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

Subscribe to get all a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear The Hal Sparks Radio Program live Saturdays from 12-2pm EST on WCPT.
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Category:HSRP -- posted at: 12:45pm PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice!

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Overview:

We were a bit all over the board today, hitting up good news and bad; updates and new news; abortion, gay conversation “therapy” regulations, Dr. Tiller, and Caitlyn Jenner. This was a true round-up!

Links to on-air references:

My Truthout piece on the Reproductive FACT Act: "Activists and Faith Leaders Push Back on Fake Reproductive Health Clinics”

My piece for Mic.com: "Why the Murder of an Abortion Provider Resonates Six Years Later”

WATCH this movie (available streaming on Netflix): “After Tiller”

My piece for RH Reality Check on increasing clinic violence (BUY the book): "‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics”

My piece on the new center in Bloomington, IN for Truthout: "All-Options Pregnancy Center Revolutionizes Access to Both Care and Abortion”

"'Gay conversion therapy' group accused of fraud in New Jersey lawsuit: Organization known as Jonah heads to court on unprecedented grounds that it made false promises, violating state’s consumer protection act” at The Guardian

Caitlyn Jenner on Twitter

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 6:30am PDT
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In brief: Back on with my friend Matthew Filipowicz to talk about why the anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s murder matters six years later and good news in abortion access out of California and Indiana. No, that’s not a typo.

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Links to on-air references:

My piece for Mic.com: "Why the Murder of an Abortion Provider Resonates Six Years Later”

WATCH this movie (available streaming on Netflix): “After Tiller”

My piece for RH Reality Check on increasing clinic violence (BUY the book): "‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics”

My piece on CA’s CPC regulation bill for Truthout: "Activists and Faith Leaders Push Back on Fake Reproductive Health Clinics”

My piece on the new center in Bloomington, IN for Truthout: "All-Options Pregnancy Center Revolutionizes Access to Both Care and Abortion”

Note: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Subscribe to get a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear The Matthew Filipowicz Show bi-weekly via podcast and broadcast out of Washington DC (1480 AM We Act Radio) and Grand Rapids, MI (1680 AM & 95.3 FM Public Reality Radio) weekly
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 8:20pm PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Overview:

To be fair, the GOP never has asserted that they’re much into abiding by the rules they impose on other people. Or, really, even the basic rules we’ve all agreed to live by.

This week Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was indicted on charges that start with what amounts to tax evasion and are beginning to look like he was paying hush money to cover up sexual misconduct with a former student — a high school student. Hal and I did some extrapolation on this and how a culture that requires all sexual expression to be closeted leads to people seeking out power dynamics. What’s the best way to ensure no one knows about a sexual relationship of any kind? Have coercive power over the other person or persons.

And speaking of power, Scott Walker has thoughts on mandatory, unnecessary ultrasounds (yes, these bills would require them to be vaginal due to how far along the pregnancy would be): they're “just a cool thing" for women. Oh. I have thoughts of my own on this as well as Hillary’s hair color quip making national news.

Links to on-air references:

"Why Dennis Hastert got indicted by the feds” at The Washington Post

"Hastert's hush money was to cover up sexual misconduct with former student, sources say” at CNN.com

”Hillary Promises Her Hair Won’t ‘Turn White in the White House’" via MEDIAite

"Scott Walker: Mandatory Ultrasounds Are 'Just A Cool Thing' For Women” via Talking Points Memo Livewire

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In brief: [Trigger Warning - child abuse/sexual assault] My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Overview:

This story matters. Josh Duggar is not an anomaly.

The way people — including viable presidential candidates — are flocking to defend an admitted, serial child molester is the most quintessential example of patriarchy, purity culture, and distorted fundamentalist religiosity intermingling into a perfect storm I’ve ever seen or could possibly imagine. Currently, TLC is considering continuing the show — just minus Josh. So, they’ll still be including the parents who knew and covered it up to continue the money flow as well as the victims — Josh’s SISTERS — who, no doubt, wouldn’t be allowed to decide for themselves if they participated. Perfect.

Hal and I talk about purity culture a lot; here we break down all the elements we could get to in a 20 minutes segment. There’s really just way too much; I suggested my friend Dianna’s book (link below) and the pile of resource clips to get more of the story and analysis.

I took Michelle Duggar’s “used bicycle” analogy and the hypocritical mouthpiece jerkbag describing her in the clip Hal played personally. I’m “unethical” to these people because I have more than one romantic partner, but their celebrities and leaders prey on children and cheat on their wives while my partners all did, have, and will consent to being involved with a polyamorous person not looking for an anchor (spouse/live-in, etc) partner. (I wrote about it at The Frisky if you’re interested in more.) I know who I am, what I want, and I form long-lasting loving bonds with many people — friends, family-by-choice, and romantic partners. These people have no idea who they are, how to treat each other in an honest way, how to communicate what they need and MOST IMPORTANTLY how to give/ask for consent.

Links to on-air references:

The book I recommended: ”Damaged Goods” by the awesome Dianna Anderson

"How the Duggar’s homeschooling curriculum instructed them to deal with sexual abuse.” graphic via @Spacekatgal

"Josh Duggar's Police Records Destroyed” at Talking Points Memo

"Josh Duggar Didn't Make a "Mistake," He Committed a Crime” by Zerlina Maxwell at Cosmopolitan

"Josh Duggar Resigns From Family Research Council Amid Charges of Child Molestation” by Jodi Jacobson at RH Reality Check

"Breaking: 'I Acted Inexcusably' – Josh Duggar Apologizes, Resigns From Family Research Council” at The New Civil Rights Movements

”Josh Duggar Resigns From Family Research Council” at The Daily Caller

”Josh Duggar and the Conservative Infatuation With Fame" at The Daily Caller

"The Duggars’ dangerous cult of purity” by Alexandra Petri at The Washington Post

"Listen to Michelle Duggar’s anti-anti-discrimination robocall” at The Washington Post

"Oprah Sent Duggar Family Packing After Molestation Tip” via TMZ

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Note: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

Subscribe to get all a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear The Hal Sparks Radio Program live Saturdays from 12-2pm EST on WCPT.
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Category:HSRP -- posted at: 12:49am PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice!

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Overview:

Today I brought good news! There’s a pro-active legislative push to regulate religiously founded/backed crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) — or fake reproductive health clinics. The bill getting a vote in the California assembly FRIDAY, the Reproductive FACT Act (AB 775) has a great chance of passing. Justice and I talk about why they’re important — beyond just that CPCs outnumber real health clinics two to one in this country.

We also covered the new Planned Parenthood (PPPSW) clinic in El Centro, CA and the outsider protests which included all-star anti-choicers Michelle Bachmann. Justice lead into my love of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice with a distinction about how faith/religion play into abortion opposition and “street theater” — his phrase for the clinic and city council picketers. If you don’t know the RCRC, get to know them.

And I couldn’t sign off without thanking Breitbart for my first ever mention because the headline was OUTSTANDING: “Planned Parenthood’s Abortion ’Storytelling’ Tactic Borrowed From Militant LGBT Activists.” Hell yes it is — probably because there are queer people in the reproductive justice movement, ya ignorant jerks. I gave a shout out to GetEQUAL, the baddest LGBTQ group in the country and valued personal friends. Which, I guess, means Breitbart got one part of the story right: I’m friends with the “militant gays."

Links to on-air references:

My Truthout piece on the legislation we discussed: "Activists and Faith Leaders Push Back on Fake Reproductive Health Clinics”

Brietbart’s appreciation of my piece thanks to a RT from Cecile Richards (CAPS emphasis theirs): "PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S ABORTION ‘STORYTELLING’ TACTIC BORROWED FROM MILITANT LGBT ACTIVISTS” via DoNotLink

"Anti-Choice Groups Try ‘Texas Playbook’ in Attempt to Block Health Care Access in California” by Jessica Pieklo at RH Reality Check

I mentioned GetEQUAL, so here’s how you get involved and support them: Campaign website, Twitter, and Facebook

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Category:Netroots After Show -- posted at: 2:38pm PDT
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In brief: easy-stream audio for my latest at Truthout!

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Overview:

My latest for Truthout is some GOOD NEWS on reproductive rights! Amidst the 332 anti-abortion provisions floating through state legislatures the first quarter of this year are a slate of crisis pregnancy center (CPC) regulations. CPCs outnumber full-scale reproductive health clinics about 2-1 in this country (yes, even in liberal areas like CA), so preventing them from lying to clients and injuring them physical and emotionally changes the landscape of reproductive health.

READ: "The Uncertainty of Access: Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley"

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:44pm PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice! We took the time to hammer patron saint of reasonable republicans Scott Walker on his extremist reproductive rights history and then previewed the GOP’s “fix” for their 20-week abortion ban from the first day of the session. Spoiler alert: it’s even more awful now. UPDATE: It passed the House.

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Justice and I spent some time on Rep. Scott Walker’s record on conscience clauses because seeking to allow doctors to lie to patients to prevent abortions is an aspect of his legislative record that gets glossed over or ignored completely. Walker is seen as “reasonable” and a “middle of the road” guy focused on budget and labor. But his platform still includes draconian rights restrictions; they need to be well-known before the primaries aanoint him the VP.

Then we transitioned to today’s vote in Congress. It’s a “fixed” bill banning abortion federally after 20-weeks. Justice and I talked about the original “pain capable” bill, introduced the first day of the legislative session this years: "Netroots Radio After Show — #SOTU on ReproRights and #Roe Turns 42 — (01/21/15)”. The GOP women flipped out that there was no rape exception and this is the update — which still dishes out significant punishment for rape victims and ADDS punishment for incest victims with new "limits on incest-related abortion.”

I broke down the false “science,” we talked about the faux-religious motivation, and outlined the real financial and control motivations. Americans United For Life, it turns out, is essentially funded by the Koch brothers — in case you thought there was a distinction between “economic” and “social” conservatives.

Links to on-air references:

"Scott Walker: Doctors Should Lie To Pregnant Women To Prevent Abortions” at ThinkProgress

"Late-term abortion ban keeps controversial incest rule” by Sarah Ferris at The Hill

"House Republicans Think They’ve Fixed Their 20-Week Abortion Ban” by Tara Culp-Ressler at ThinkProgress

"Anatomy of the War on Women: How the Koch Brothers Are Funding the Anti-Choice Agenda” by Adele Stan at RH Reality Check

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Justice made the rounds from explaining why white feminists need to call out transphobia and racism, to updating the Purvi Patel case, to me yelling at racists/poverty shaming jerks on Twitter re: SNAP benefits being sold for manicures!

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Overview:

I did some insider baseball feminist stuff and explained why it’s important for White Feminism™ to join call-out culture and start policing “our own” for racist, transphobic, and other harmful writing. Meghan Murphy is hardly the only one with a history of this, but her blatant bigotry ought to be something we can all agree to discredit. Yet, it’s largely not happening. This feeds the stigma and bigotry that fuels violence against marginalized groups and it has to stop.

As usual, Justice had a great historical perspective as a white liberal who was born, raised, and lived a while in the Bay area. I always appreciate his willingness to weigh in while acknowledging his privilege and unique perspective as someone who was raised in such an inclusive area.

Purvi Patel is appealing her contradictory convictions of feticide and felony neglect of a dependent. We talked about the widespread criminalization of pregnancy outcomes in this country and how abortion/sexual stigma make it dangerous for some to find care and help when they need it.

And Justice let me yell at the idiots in my timeline who think the Baltimore kids going hungry yesterday when school was unnecessarily cancelled should starve as well as the people who think I could sell my EBT (SNAP) benefits for a manicure if I wanted to. That’s not how it works, folks.

Links to on-air references:

My piece for The Frisky: "The Soapbox: On Laverne Cox’s Nude Photo Spread & Meghan Murphy’s Transphobia”

"Purvi Patel Sentenced to 41 Years for Feticide and Neglect of a Dependent” by Imani Gandy at RH Reality Check

"Purvi Patel Appeals Feticide, Felony Neglect Conviction” by Jessica Mason Pieklo at RH Reality Check

"Professor representing Patel on appeal: Case 'cries out for reversal’” via WSBT22 News, South Bend, IN

My Best of the Left Podcast activism segment: Click to SIGN and share in support of Purvi Patel — #FreePurviPatel via @rhrealitycheck

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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 10:34am PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Hal has some great callers; the clip opens with Carl (or Karl — sorry I don’t have the spelling) from Nashville continuing the discussion of why demographics vote or don’t vote for certain candidates on gender and race. I backed up the caller with some shade for white women who are our least reliable assumed progressive voting block. Women of color have been bailing us out for years; just look at the voting records ever time you hear “women delivered the election."

I have a slight panic attack when Hal insinuates that the GOP has been Ready For Hillary for eight years because they thought she was going to be the candidate in 2008. If anyone needs me, I’ll be hiding out until November 9, 2016.

We dug into Obama & Hillary Derangement Syndromes — Hal slams white male privilege by reminding them that they are “one symbolic demographic,” even if Wayne LaPierre wants to make them the default and other the rest of us.

And I nailed a caller who thinks “social issues” aren’t interconnected with economic justice. I can’t with the false dichotomy and with people who don’t understand that healthcare, equality, and access to education don’t affect people's economic capability.

Links to on-air references:

"NRA's Wayne LaPierre On Clinton And Obama: 'Eight Years Of One Demographically Symbolic President Is Enough’” via Media Matters For America

"White Women: Let’s Get Our Shit Together” by Andrea Grimes at RH Reality Check

"‘Obamacare’ reduces medical financial stress for U.S. families” via Maddow Blog

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Category:HSRP -- posted at: 1:55pm PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Overview:

332 abortion restrictions in 43 states. Just in the first quarter of 2015. THREE-HUNDRED AND THIRTY-TWO IN FORTY-THREE STATES. I’m going to keep saying it until everyone gets that the all-out assault on bodily autonomy is happening to them. It’s time to get mad, y’all.

Hal is all in. It’s been gratifying watching him get more angry and righteous on this issue over the past few years. Today, in response to the attempted systematic elimination of trained abortion providers, he asked a question I can only nod in answer to:

"There's no way the people crafting [‪#‎abortion‬ restriction] bills don't know what will happen; are they just comfortable with a killing field of women?”

I talk about the forced malpractice of the “misinformed consent” laws and the ways anti-abortion legislators and activists are driving providers out of business with lawsuits, expensive litigation fighting unconstitutional laws, & harassing/targeting them incessantly.

We also gave it to Rand Paul who apparently doesn’t know about Ayn Rand’s pro-choice stance. And I showed some uncharacteristic love to Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her unapologetic, unflinching abortion stance.

Links to on-air references:

"Trends in the States: First Quarter 2015” via Guttmacher Institute

"In Arizona, Arkansas, women must be told that abortion can be ‘reversed’” at WaPo

"The ‘Science’ Behind Arizona’s Mandatory ‘Abortion Reversal’ Advice” by Dr. David A. Grimes

My friend, OGBYN/abortion provider that I quoted: Dr. Leah Torres

My piece for RHRC: "‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics”

My interview at Upworthy: "Can spa-like surroundings help reduce the stigma surrounding abortion?”

"Kansas Limits Abortion Method, Opening a New Line of Attack” at The New York Times

"Debbie Wasserman Schultz Answers Rand Paul on Abortion, Paul Promptly Distorts the Hell Out of It” via ”Little Green Footballs

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Category:HSRP -- posted at: 11:51am PDT
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In brief: Y’all need to get alarmed. Right now. The all-out assault on bodily autonomy is having a record year and it’s in your backyard.

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Overview:

This was one of those scheduled spots where the host and I hardly knew how to limit the scope of news and commentary. The long and the short of it is the all-out assault on bodily autonomy is happening where you are. I promise. 322 provisions in 43 states — just in the first quarter of 2015. This is a record-setting pace.

Justice and I talked about what the laws mean, why they get proposed, and how they affect doctors and patients. I put it in context with the new book on abortion provider targeting “Living in the Crosshairs” that I reviewed for RH Reality Check. The goal is to make abortion completely inaccessible by every means necessary and available.

We also touched on my piece for The Frisky where I climbed back up on the “Soapbox” to dismantle a rape apology, victim blaming bullshit article from Elle Magazine. The way we talk about consent matters and an outlet that massive saying it doesn’t is unconscionable.

Links to on-air references:

My piece for RHRC: "‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics”

My interview at Upworthy: "Can spa-like surroundings help reduce the stigma surrounding abortion?”

"Kansas Limits Abortion Method, Opening a New Line of Attack” at The New York Times

My piece at The Frisky: "The Soapbox: How We Talk About Consent Absolutely Matters”

The awesome Melissa McEwan on the Elle Magazine nonsense: ”Let’s Talk (More) About Sex”

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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 11:47am PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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I always love when I get to tell Hal he’s even righter than he thought he was. His set up to the spot was on how elections matter all the way down the ticket to comptrollers. I added context through the Feminist Majority Foundation’s recent clinic targeting report and a book I’m reviewing on increasing violence against reproductive healthcare providers; as the anti-choice laws have been passed, violence has increased nationwide.

We moved on quickly, so for more of my set-up on increased targeting of abortion providers, see the round-up of writing and media I did during 40 Days For Life this year: #40DaysForLife Annual Targeting Round-up

The bill — SB 1318 — sitting on the Arizona governor’s desk is, in essence an insurance coverage ban. ACA plans already cannot cover abortion care, but residents may purchase an additional rider (think: the unfortunately named infamous “rape insurance” law from Michigan). This bill would prohibit private insurance companies from offering that, so basically it’s restricting the free market the GOP loooooooves so much to inhibit reproductive healthcare.

We talked about the provision getting the most attention: a junk “science” add-on masked as a “information” disclosure or “informed consent” cause. Hal paralleled these chip-away at access laws to the LGBTQ discrimination allowance “religious freedom” laws in 40% of our states (and the federal government). It’s a right-wing strategy and it’s working because it can play as reasonable.

I also got righteous about not doing a general boycott of a state. Follow the #WeAreIndiana hashtag & support the businesses that are LGBTQ-friendly rather than further injuring and stigmatizing an entire population. After a call from an Indiana resident, Hal nails why the discrimination against some individuals is hypocritical. You didn’t build that.

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Category:HSRP -- posted at: 1:42pm PDT
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In brief: easy-stream audio for my latest at Truthout!

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The annual national harassment season known as 40 Days For Life wraps up this weekend. As I type, there’s a prayer vigil going on at Speaker Boehner’s office because “pro-life” folks are angry that the 20-week abortion ban was dropped from the agenda temporarily during the opening days of the legislative session. That (I’m assuming) peaceful demonstration is in start contrast to the reality providers and patients live with every day in this country.

My latest piece for Truthout goes into the story of a Sacramento clinic to illustrate what the Feminist Majority Foundation’s latest clinic survey discovered: there is a significant spike in direct targeting over the past four years. It turns out “life” is negotiable to the “pro-life” movement.

READ: "The Pro-Life Movement: Reframing "Life" to Suit Their Agenda"

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am PDT
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In brief: Back on with my friend Matthew Filipowicz to talk my latest Truthout piece on the annual anti-choice harassment campaign and the Feminist Majority Foundation’s new report on provider targeting!

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Overview:

Always good to be on the Matthew Filipowicz Show! We covered a pretty heavy topic today without much of our signature ability to laugh and joke about the horrific. The FMF’s new clinic survey shows that targeting of abortion providers has spiked to levels that should be alarming everyone — but almost zero media is covering. Apparently we’re just supposed to risk our lives to provide or access basic healthcare in this country.

We talked about the numbers, the situation at the Sacramento clinic I describe in my Truthout piece, what providers go through and feel just attempting to do their jobs, and how we can make their work safer. The long-game answer is to reduce stigma around abortion care and build more clinics so that harassment is harder and less welcomed and tolerated by communities. That will require media calling it what it is: terrorism.

Links to on-air references:

My Truthout article: "The Pro-Life Movement: Reframing 'Life' to Suit Their Agenda”

"Anti-Abortion Terrorism: Ten ways that laws and law enforcement should protect clinic workers.” by David Cohen and Krysten Connon

Info on last year’s 40 Days campaign by the ProLife Action League which included a poster with my face and a round-up of my interviews including the one with Matt: "I am just awful at shutting up….”

My spot with Brad Friedman on last year’s 40 Days post with my face/name/info: BradCast — “PLAL Targeting and Response” (04/02/14)

Watch After Tiller -- it's available on Netflix.

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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 9:46am PDT
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<b>In brief: </b> This year’s #40Days campaign falls just after the Feminist Majority Foundation’s latest clinic harassment report; so, why isn’t the media covering the escalating climate of terror provider targeting has created? Justice and I talk my latest for <em>Truthout.</em>
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<p><b>Overview:</b></p>  
<p>Justice and I were a little short on our typical humor and sarcasm today discussing the history of the 40 Days for Life campaign, my targeting by the ProLife Action League last year, and this year’s actions on the heels of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s report. Almost 70% of clinics and more than half of individual abortion providers are regularly and directly targeted; if that’s news to you, it’s time to ask why the media and our legislators don’t seem to care.</p>
<p><b>Links to on-air references:</b></p>
<p>My <em>Truthout</em> article: <a href="http://bit.ly/1C6QPC3">"The Pro-Life Movement: Reframing 'Life' to Suit Their Agenda”</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2015/02/anti_abortion_harassment_feminist_majority_foundation_survey_of_clinic_workers.single.html">"Anti-Abortion Terrorism: Ten ways that laws and law enforcement should protect clinic workers.”</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/dsc250">David Cohen</a> and Krysten Connon</p>
<p>My spot with <a href="https://twitter.com/TheBradBlog”>Brad Friedman</a> on last year’s 40 Days post with my face/name/info: <a href="http://katiespeak.com/2014/04/03/bradcast-plal-targeting-and-response-040214/“>BradCast — “PLAL Targeting and Response” (04/02/14)</a></p>
<p><a href="https://youtu.be/lsse14ulb4Y”>"BIRTH CONTROL VS. FAKE CHRISTIANS! @JohnFugelsang / Caffeinated #18”</a> — <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnFugelsang”>John Fugelsang’s</a> takedown of the story of Onan (seed-spilling sin)</p>
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 10:12am PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Overview:

Hal and I were at our wonky best, discussing the possible outcomes and affects of King v. Burwell, the latest attempt to gut the Affordable Care Act. (I’ll excerpt Jessica Mason Pieklo’s RHRC piece in the full podcast notes.) The plaintiffs are relying on what amounts to a typo in the language — “established by the State” — that describes the subsidies to insurance exchanges. It’s unlikely that it’ll be entirely struck down, but could be “Voting Rights Act” - ified with the “typo” clause slashed and returned to this Congress for a fix — right as a national election is getting started.

I’m the poster child for the ACA, but I’m protected in one of the 14 states (California) that created its own exchange. As for residents of the other 36 states — my brother, an Illinois resident, included, they’ll have to wait until June to find out if their subsidies vanish. People like my brother — who had a kidney transplant in college — who can’t afford to shoulder the premium payments on their own or would have to go back to an employer-based, stuck-in-your-job system, would be the ones who suffer. The groups most affected? Say it with me: marginalized groups like people of color, LGBTQ people (who STILL have to fight for healthcare availability even with the ACA), low-income people (that’s me raising my hand), rural residents who would have to drive to sliding scale clinics. You know, the politically inconvenient folks.

We boiled the ACA down to two words that conservatives should love: individual choice. And Hal posits that Obamacare is filling a gap that used to be part of unions: providing some choice, mobility and stability toward the end of working years before qualifying for programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

Links to on-air references:

"The Fate of the Affordable Care Act Rests in John Roberts’ Hands—Again” by Jessica Mason Pieklo at RH Reality Check

"Supreme Court Can't Save Obamacare” by Christopher Flavelle at Bloomberg View

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Category:HSRP -- posted at: 11:52am PDT
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In brief: My Law& Order lesson for the Spring issue of Bitch Magazine is part of the Popaganda podcast!

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Overview:

I was super excited to get to contribute a blurb to the Spring issue of Bitch Magazine — my first foray back into print in over a decade. It seems my endless hours of Law & Order viewing has paid off! I love writing in general and online media is wonderful; there is something about being in print, however, that just feels solid and affirming.

You should definitely be listening to this entire hour (two 30-min shows) of content every month as Sarah Mirk (my wonderful editor for nearly everything at Bitch) is stupendous, but if you want to skip ahead to the Law & Order lessons segment of this episode, jump to 15:30.

Links to on-air references:

Get the current issue of Bitch Magazine featuring my Law & Order lesson online HERE and find out which stores in your area carry the print magazine HERE.

Get the show notes and soundcloud version (and subscribe!) of Propaganda at: "Popaganda Episode: Law & Order”

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:31am PDT
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In brief: In answer to Professor Brittney Cooper’s call for white feminists to step up and explain Patricia Arquette’s massive backstage fail, Justice and I discuss the reality of the pay gap. (…and a few other things)

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Overview:

It’s always a pleasure to be on with Justice! After the Oscar’s “Hooray!!” …. “oh wait….” from Patricia Arquette, a discussion on the reality of pay inequality was necessary. I stumbled through a definition of “intersectionality” and explained that if Arquette’s gaff was an anomaly most of us would have simply rolled our eyes. But this is how a big part of White Feminism rolls: call on women of color and queer people when it suits us and disregard their needs and voices when it’s uncomfortable or inconvenient to address and amplify them. With the big audience for this example, intersectional feminists jumped on a chance to utilize the opportunity.

I quoted some friends, rattled off some statistics (most courtesy of my latest Best of the Left Podcast activism segment on #EqualPayDay), and emphasized that it is the job of intersectional white feminists to “collect our own” when this happens. The onus to continually explain the humanity of marginalized people and the way that language and erasure matter should not be on the oppressed groups. White women and professional white feminists as a group have more power and a bigger mic; dissecting the “101” of what’s wrong with Arquette’s comments is on those of us with the privilege to ignore it if we so chose.

Links to on-air references:

"I'm serious abt this #AskAWhiteFeminist thing. I got mad shit to do today & I'm tired of BW always having to explain this ish. Not today.”@ProfessorCrunk’s call for intersectional white feminists to handle Arquette’s backstage debacle.

"Patricia Arquette’s Spectacular Intersectionality Fail” by Andrea Grimes at RH Reality Check

"Patricia Arquette’s Equal Pay Message Needs a Drastic Rewrite” by Dave Zirin at The Nation

"The Problem With Making Celebrities Like Patricia Arquette The Face Of Feminism” by Tara Culp-Ressler

#EqualPayDay 04/14/2015 — Activism from Best of the Left Podcast

Also, go read the other scathing pieces that are out there. It’s really heartening that SO MANY outlets — who could have just stopped at the acceptance speech and gushed over her equal pay reference — immediately jumped on the backstage add-on and had them published by noon the following day. A very unexpected B+ overall to progressive sites.

Note:: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

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You can hear Netroots Radio: The After Show with Justice Putnam daily at 11amEST via LIVESTREAM.
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 6:07pm PDT
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In brief: It was my pleasure being part of this conversation with host Kris Welch and reproductive justice badass Heidi Williamson from the Center For American Progress! Note: I'm an activist/writer/media contributor full-time. If you can, consider supporting my work so I can do more of it by becoming a patron at PATREON or making a one-time donation through PAYPAL. Thank you!

Overview:

It was such a pleasure to be on air with a reproductive justice badass like Heidi Williamson! Host Kris Welch had some great thoughts, having been involved in repro rights since before Roe and did a fantastic job facilitating a conversation with three intersecting, but unique perspectives.

Links to on-air references:

"Roe Should Be a Reality for All, Not Just for a Wealthy Few” by Heidi Williamson

My #Roe42 pieces:

for Truthout"New Year, Same as the Old Year? 2015 Reproductive Rights Preview”

for Bitch Media"In Reality, Not All Americans Have Access to Safe, Legal Abortion”

and for RH Reality Check"Your Right to Abortion Care Is in Danger—No Matter Where You Live”

More on Hyde and how to join the fight on coverage bans via The National Network of Abortion Funds: Learn About Hyde

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Note:: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

Subscribe to get a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear Saturday Morning Talkies weekly on KPFK 94.1, Berkeley
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm PDT
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In brief: Back on with my friend Matthew Filipowicz to talk GOP attacks on access via abortion restrictions and my new #GetWell2015 series!

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Overview:

More on the Roe anniversary with my anti-red state shaming and ditch your complacency rants for blue state residents. And we chatted about my #GetWell2015 series, how the GOP cares more about the contents of my uterus than the contents of my stomach, and the reality of access to healthcare in all its forms. Turns out medical, mental, and dental care are — GASP! — all medical care! This is no shock to poor people because we have always had to trade away, put off, and ration out our vision, dental, physical and mental health to balance our bills and grocery bills. How uncomfortable these realities make the privileged and our middle class relatives doesn’t change the messy overlaps become and how hard it is to juggle that many balls. (Yep; I’m going to find a way to fit balls into everything for a while because I hate the Patriots and inside I’m 10 years-old.)

Links to on-air references:

My #Roe42 pieces:

for Truthout"New Year, Same as the Old Year? 2015 Reproductive Rights Preview”

for Bitch Media"In Reality, Not All Americans Have Access to Safe, Legal Abortion”

and for RH Reality Check"Your Right to Abortion Care Is in Danger—No Matter Where You Live”

More on Hyde and how to join the fight on coverage bans via The National Network of Abortion Funds: Learn About Hyde

Here is where you find the series on the intersection of healthcare, access, poverty and stigma Matt and I talked about: #GetWell2015

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Subscribe to get a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear The Matthew Filipowicz Show bi-weekly via podcast and broadcast out of Washington DC (1480 AM We Act Radio) and Grand Rapids, MI (1680 AM & 95.3 FM Public Reality Radio) weekly
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 2:41pm PDT
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In brief: My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

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Overview:

I love doing radio with Hal for lots of reasons, but especially when he turns a phrase that’s so simple and on point and new as he did in his intro to our segment on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade: “Roe revealed that legality.” Rather than Roe making abortion legal, as most of us explain it, Hal emphasizes that the courts were merely affirming an existing legality granted by the Constitution. Expect to hear me use this wording in the future.

I got wonky in my description of the Hyde Amendment — the appropriations amendment to the budget prohibiting those insured by Medicaid from accessing abortion care — and turned it into my typical sunshiney call to action. YOU — Yes, You — You, there, in the blue state! You have a chance to prove your liberal/progressive descriptor and do something for ALL THE PEOPLE, including those in red states who’s representatives act against their interests. Hyde gets re-proposed and signed EVERY YEAR, which means right now — LIKE RIGHT NOW — you can tweet, write and call your presumably (at least “check the box” level) pro-choice reps and tell them not to support a budget with Hyde attached. ContactingTheCongress.org will tell you who your reps are if you don’t know and you can tweet right at them — and attach @WhiteHouse while you’re at it.

Clearly the president and his administration are movable on choice; they swapped language in less than 48 hours between the State of the Union (stigmatizing) and Roe 42 (supportive and firm). Let him know you expect him to wield his veto pen to help marginalized, low-income Americans.

Oh. The graphic. On the 42nd anniversary of Roe, the head of NARAL got preempted from discussing the anti-choice measure that passed the House by Tom Brady’s balls. Not even kidding. Dennis (our producer) played me out with Brady quotes to mark the end of satire. #RIPSatire

Links to on-air references:

My #Roe42 pieces:

for Truthout"New Year, Same as the Old Year? 2015 Reproductive Rights Preview”

for Bitch Media"In Reality, Not All Americans Have Access to Safe, Legal Abortion”

and for RH Reality Check"Your Right to Abortion Care Is in Danger—No Matter Where You Live”

More on Hyde and how to join the fight on coverage bans via The National Network of Abortion Funds: Learn About Hyde

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Note:: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

Subscribe to get all a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear The Hal Sparks Radio Program live Saturdays from 12-2pm EST on WCPT.
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Category:HSRP -- posted at: 1:12pm PDT
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In brief: Justice and I discuss Roe turning 42 on the heels of the worst four years in reproductive rights in a generation and POTUS promising vetoes on anti-choice legislation while reinforcing abortion stigma in the SOTU. Note: I'm an activist/writer/media contributor full-time. If you can, consider supporting my work so I can do more of it by becoming a patron at PATREON or making a one-time donation through PAYPAL. Thank you!

Overview:

It’s always a pleasure to be on with Justice! As per usual we went where the tangents took us, told personal stories to amplify the politics, and yelled at politicians who don’t have Americans’ interests at heart. I also yelled at complacent blue state residents who think they’re rights are safe. Spoiler alert: you already don’t have the rights you think you do.

I threw shade at the State of the Union: thanks for not hiccuping over the word “abortion,” but ease up on the stigma of bragging that it’s become less common. It’s less common because the ACA increased access to birth control and unintended pregnancies are down; now that is something to brag about. Today, the White House not only tweeted with NARAL’s #7in10ForRoe hashtag, they also edited their language and showed they are open to hearing from advocates. Bravo.

I shouted out some storytelling, stigma busting orgs and gave love to The Clinic Vest Project, the non-profit started by my mentor and who’s board I am privileged to sit on. We’re doing a fundraiser through the rest of the month to provide free resources to clinic defense escort groups across North America. Just $10 puts a vest on an escort. Links/info below in references.

And, as always, Justice asked me for something people can do. You can help repeal and prevent abortion coverage bans from anywhere! Especially if you’re in a blue state with ostensibly pro-choice reps, your calls and letters telling them not to support a budget with the Hyde Amendment (which prohibits Medicaid from covering abortion care) are powerful!

Links to on-air references:

My RH Reality Check piece: "Your Right to Abortion Care Is in Danger—No Matter Where You Live”

My friend Gloria Malone’s piece profiling my mentor and Clinic Vest Project: "A Vest That Moves People: A Q&A With Benita Ulisano of the Clinic Vest Project”

"Joni Ernst, Anti-Choice Extremist, to Give GOP State of the Union Rebuttal” by Emily Crockett at RH Reality Check

Learn about the Hyde Amendment and sign the petition/act to repeal it via The National Network of Abortion Funds

Note:: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Subscribe to get a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear Netroots Radio: The After Show with Justice Putnam daily at 11amEST via LIVESTREAM.
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Category:Regular Guest Spots -- posted at: 1:13pm PDT
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Today was some riffing on what religious freedom actually means — despite what the extremist conservatives in Congress claim. We hit on freedom of speech and its limitations; Hal tied it to Charlie Hebdo because he likes transitions and segments to be tied together.

We talked elections and legislation and how the focus on the contents of my womb while disregarding the contents of my stomach (or lack thereof). Neither Hal nor I ever tire of pointing out hypocrisy, so please enjoy this round of “you are who we thought you were” GOP breakdown.

Note:: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

Subscribe to get all a selection of my appearances through iTunes at Katie Speak Live Archives.

You can hear The Hal Sparks Radio Program live Saturdays from 12-2pm EST on WCPT.
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Category:HSRP -- posted at: 11:27am PDT
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My regular spot with Hal Sparks on WCPT Radio, Chicago!

Overview:

The new GOP-lead Congress got sworn in and before they could unpack their offices, introduced the federal 20-week abortion ban as promised. Then, the next day, they introduced four more harmful, restrictive laws.

Hal and I talked about why they’re doing it — the politics of pushing the conversation to the extreme “right” and normalizing the language — and what the implications are for 2016. Too soon, you say? Primary fundraising should begin any moment because Iowa is less than a year away. I’m not gonna lie: I was happy to hear Hal would support Hillary in the general because we’ll have to, but he’s not psyched either. Despite our issues with her, though, the optics of a female democratic candidate vs whoeverthedouche the GOP runs is a pretty satisfying thought.

Hal riffed on his “God doesn’t care about your hat or He wouldn’t live where he had to look down on the top of your head” bit and I tossed in Carlin’s Pope hat bit on the heals of his GOP “pro-life" hypocrisy bit. The bonus of doing radio with a comic is that you get to infuse comedy into almost any topic, thus making it easier to digest.

And, since Hal is predicting another banner anti-equality week for our new Congress, I’m back on next Saturday to talk whatever harmful jerkbaggery they’re following up with. So tune in at 1pmEST/10amPST!

Links to on-air references:

"Congress Introduces A National Abortion Ban On Its Very First Day Back” by Tara Culp-Ressler at Think Progress

"What Do Joni Ernst's Senate Win and Support for Embryo "Personhood" Really Tell Us?” — my piece for Truthout

”Zealot” by Reza Aslan

The easy download/stream and additional text description/info/video/audio is available at the Katie Speak Live! tab on my website.

You can hear The Hal Sparks Radio Program live Saturdays from 12-2pm EST on WCPT.
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Category:HSRP -- posted at: 12:41pm PDT
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