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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the current state of reproductive rights around the globe with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women’s Health Coalition.

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Julie Burkhart, founder and CEO of Trust Women Foundation, a pro-choice and reproductive justice organization based in Wichita, Kansas.

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Between 1909 and 1979, the state of California forcibly sterilized thousands of people, more than any other state. These people were disproportionately Latinx. A new bill would give compensation to the few hundred survivors who are still alive today.

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the future of abortion rights in the United States with a conservative like Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.


On the July 12, 2018 edition of Work with Marty Nemko:  Many would-be lawyers would like to avoid the contentiousness in, for example, corporate law. A new law specialty is assisted reproductive law, in which an attorney helps people who'd like to have children but need to use sperm or egg donation, or surrogate mothers. This gives rise to an interesting legal profession and ethical issues. I'll explore with attorney Richard Vaughn, head of the American Bar Association's section on Assisted Reproductive Law.

Your Call: A moral argument for choice

May 10, 2017


Reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider Dr. Willie Parker joins us to discuss his new book, Life’s Work, a Moral Argument for Choice.

We're marking International Women's Day by speaking with with Françoise Girard, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, about Donald Trump’s executive order expanding the global gag rule.

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Samantha Miller is leading a pharmaceutical company whose mission is to bring the birth control pills over the counter starting with their product "Kate." This has never been attempted before.

 On the June 20th edition of Your Call, Loretta Ross joins us to discuss the book, Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Rights.

Will the debate over reproductive freedom ever end?

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On the December 17th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about the power of anti-abortion rhetoric and laws. 

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On the May 14th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, a new documentary that resurrects the hidden history of the women who founded the modern women’s movement. The film tells the stories of activists, students, artists, and intellectuals at the center of the movement, which brought about a social revolution in the US. What can we learn from the past? And what’s the state of women’s liberation today? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


On March 6th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Bay Area artist and Cultural Odyssey director Rhodessa Jones about Birthright, a new performance developed in collaboration with Planned Parenthood or Northern California. It explores questions, issues, and the debate surrounding reproductive rights. Who are the women and girls impacted by restrictions on access to abortion and gender based violence? How are they fighting back? And what are their stories? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


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On today's Your Call we’ll honor International Women’s Day with a discussion about the status of women’s reproductive rights.  States enacted a record number of abortion restrictions in 2011, and they continue to come out.  Virginia just enacted a bill mandating ultrasound exams for women seeking abortions.  Why are women’s reproductive rights being targeted now?  And how are you responding?  Join us at 10 or email  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the status of women’s reproductive rights 39 years after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion.  Today’s political rhetoric is becoming more vitriolic over abortion. From personhood amendments to the closure of women’s clinics, what's happening at the state level across the country?  Who’s fighting back and how?  Join us at 10 or email  What happened to the women’s movement of the 70s and the advances gained in women’s right to choose?   It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.