Foster Teens Face Undue Burdens Accessing #ReproductiveHealth w/@Ms_creilly — #KatieSpeakShow Ep130 4/21/2018

In brief: When we (the cultural “we”) discuss teens and pregnancy/contraception, our focus is almost always shaming teens who choose to parent. Reminder: this show supports all those who desire parenthood as well as all those who seek to end a pregnancy.

This week, advocate and lawyer-to-be Caroline Reilly is back to discuss one of her passion areas: foster teens and the undue burdens they face when it comes to all aspects of reproductive healthcare — from proper, useful, comprehensive sex ed to contraception to the infuriating system of “judicial bypass” imposed disproportionately on young people already facing substantial challenges. We also chat about Caroline’s article “Losing Your Job for Sexual Harassment Is Not a Violation of Due Process”; it’s a bit baffling that we need to say any of it out loud, but there it is.

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Enhanced audio: Foster Teens Face Undue Burdens Accessing #ReproductiveHealth w/@Ms_creilly — #KatieSpeakShow Ep130 4/21/2018

Links to on-air references:

My take…

“SCOTUS Pick Neil Gorsuch Would Be A Disaster For Civil Rights” via The Establishment

“Sessions v. Dimaya” via ScotusBlog

“Opinion analysis: Crime-based removal provision is unconstitutionally vague” via ScotusBlog

“SCOTUS nixes part of law requiring deportation of immigrants convicted of some crimes” via

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


“For Foster Teens, Accessing Birth Control Is an Uphill Battle” via Rewire News

“Losing Your Job for Sexual Harassment Is Not a Violation of Due Process” via Rewire News

“New Name, Same Harm: Rebranding of Federal Abstinence-Only Programs” via Guttmacher Institute

“Despite new branding, abstinence-only programs don’t work” via The Hill

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Caroline Reilly: Twitter; If/When/How Twitter

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