Last winter, Kentucky state lawmakers fast-tracked a bill to ban abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization. In this episode of CHOICE/LESS, Heather Hyden, 30, of Lexington, Kentucky, talks about how that bill directly affected her pregnancy and upended her life.
Calla Hales is the lead administrator of a regional chain of abortion clinics called A Preferred Women's Health Center, which she took over from her parents. She discusses her experience running a chain of clinics at such a young age, and what it's like growing up when the family business is abortion care.
Host Jenn Stanley and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors are joined by Black midwives Racha Tahani Lawler and Debbie Allen to discuss racism in health care and midwifery, and what it means to provide maternity care and support to communities who need it the most.
Stephanie Toti tells her story of arguing on behalf of Whole Woman's Health in the landmark Supreme Court case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. Go inside the mind of a reproductive rights attorney as she prepares for the biggest case of her career on the biggest stage in the country.
CHOICE/LESS returns with a blockbuster episode as host Jenn Stanley interviews former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis about the great lengths she took to kill the sweeping anti-abortion bill that because the infamous Texas HB 2.
In the final episode of the miniseries CHOICE/LESS: The Backstory, one of the men who blew the whistle on the "Tuskegee Study" talks about that experience, the study's legacy, and what we can learn from this page of history.
In our third episode of CHOICE/LESS: The Backstory, Comanche activist and women's rights advocate Charon Asetoyer discusses the Indian Health Service's extensive and deliberate campaign to sterilize thousands of Native American women without their informed consent.
In the second episode of our miniseries CHOICE/LESS: The Backstory, Loretta Ross, one of the founding mothers of the reproductive justice movement, talks about how her harmful experience with the infamous Dalkon Shield IUD inspired her career as a human rights activist.
Today, many people might be appalled to hear of a medical study being conducted on unwitting participants, but the concept of informed consent as we understand it today wasn't always a standard practice in health care. The first episode of our new miniseries CHOICE/LESS: The Backstory explores what went wrong during the 1956 contraceptive pill trial in Puerto Rico.