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Your Call: The impact of anti-abortion rhetoric and laws

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DC vigil for Dr Tiller an abortion provider killed in 2009


On the December 17th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about the power of anti-abortion rhetoric and laws. For weeks heavily edited videos suggesting Planned Parenthood profited from selling fetus tissue for medical research dominated headlines. Since then a growing list of independent state and federal investigations have cleared Planed Parenthood of any wrongdoing. But subsequent reporting on the outcomes have been minimal. 

Meanwhile, the FBI has warned of increased attacks on clinics, including the tragedy in Colorado, which left 3 dead. 

How are anti-abortion laws and rhetoric affecting the safety of providers and patients? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Jodi Jacobson, president and editor in chief of RH Reality Check

Amanda Kifferly, director of patient advocacy for The Women’s Centers

Web Resources:

RH Reality Check

Atlanta Women’s Center 

Planned Parenthood Analysis of Center for Medical Progress Video

LA Times: Planned Parenthood takes us inside the anti-abortion video editing shop

Media Maters: Growing List Of Planned Parenthood Investigations Hyped By Conservative Media Clears Organization Of Any Wrongdoing

Slate: Carly Fiorina’s Big Lie

Slate: GOP Candidates Keep Lying About Planned Parenthood and “Baby Parts”

FactCheck.org: Unspinning the Planned Parenthood Videos