May 9, 2019
Strange Country cohosts Beth and Kelly want to keep things light and frothy with this week's episode so that's why they're talking about. . . abortion. They talk about some really dope laws that have been passed recently, discuss abortion's history, and wonder how women dying unnecessarily is considered "pro-life."
Theme music: Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.
Cite your sources:
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Bernstein, Adam, and Patricia Sullivan. “Frances Oldham Kelsey, FDA Scientist Who Kept Thalidomide off U.S. Market, Dies at 101.” The Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2015, www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/frances-oldham-kelsey-heroine-of-thalidomide-tragedy-dies-at-101/2015/08/07/ae57335e-c5da-11df-94e1-c5afa35a9e59_story.html?utm_term=.b1716edbb9d4.
Bingham, Clara. “Code Names and Secret Lives: How a Radical Underground Network Helped Women Get Abortions Before They Were Legal.” Vanity Fair, 17 Apr. 2019, www.vanityfair.com/style/2019/04/jane-network-abortion-feature.
Blakemore, Erin. “The Criminalization of Abortion Began as a Business Tactic.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 22 Jan. 2018, www.history.com/news/the-criminalization-of-abortion-began-as-a-business-tactic.
Carmon, Irin. “A Brief History of Abortion Law in America.” BillMoyers.com, 14 Nov. 2017, billmoyers.com/story/history-of-abortion-law-america/.
Chokshi, Niraj. “Ohio's Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Is Latest Front in Fight Over Roe v. Wade.” The New York Times, 12 Apr. 2019, www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/us/ohio-abortion.html.
Horton, Adrian. “ 'It's Not a Little Child': Gynecologists Join the Fight against Six-Week Abortion Bans.” The Guardian, 24 Apr. 2019, www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/24/its-not-a-little-child-gynecologists-join-the-fight-against-six-week-abortion-bans.
Jacobs, Julia. “Failed Texas Bill Would Have Made Death Penalty Possible in Abortion Cases.” The New York Times, 10 Apr. 2019, www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/us/texas-abortion-death-penalty.html?action=click&module=RelatedCoverage&pgtype=Article®ion=Footer.
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