Abortion

How Clinic Escorts Work

A behind the scenes look at the escorts at the front lines of the War on Women's Health

Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 2

Raised during the Progressive Era crusade against abortion, Margaret Sanger devoted her life to making birth control and familiy planning accessible to women from all walks of life. In this second installment of the two-part cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline highlight Sanger's legacy and eugenics controversy and how the development of Planned Parenthood coincided with midcentury women's fight to access abortion by whatever means necessary.

Classic Episode: A Revisionist History of Abortion, Part 1

In colonial America, early-term abortion was a way of life for many women. But by 1900, it had become criminalized across the country -- but not for reasons you'd expect. In this two-part cultural and legal history of abortion, Cristen and Caroline time travel from ancient Greek herbal remedies to induce miscarriage to 19th-century abortionist Madame Restell at the center of America's first major abortion debate.

Classic Episode: Does birth control affect future fertility?

Do oral contraceptives make it harder to get pregnant down the road? Do IUDs increase pregnancy risks? Does abortion endanger long-term fertility? Tune in for the answers to these questions (and more) in this episode.

95% of Women Don't Regret Their Abortions & the Reason Is Simpler Than You'd Think.

A new PLOS One study finds 95 percent of women who have abortions don't regret their reproductive decisions. The reason why is simpler than you'd think.

STEM Women Hall of Fame: Helene Deutsch

One of the earliest Borderline Personality Disorder researchers was the highly respected, Freud-trained Polish psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch - who, despite having been an outspoken advocate for women workers and abortion access, eventually became a controversial figure among second-wave feminists in the 1970s.

Understanding Miscarriage

Miscarriage is one of the most common pregnancy experiences, though rarely talked about openly. Cristen and Caroline provide an overview of what miscarriage entails, what causes it, what doesn't and its psychological repercussions of pregnancy loss for women and men.

There's a reason why Molly and I waited for more than 200 episodes of Stuff Mom Never Told You to have a frank conversation about abortion. It's one of the most controversial and divisive political, social and health issues simmering in the American mainstream. Our abiding podcast philosophy is to maintain objectivity as much as possible, and, frankly, we needed 200+ episodes of practice to present abortion in as honest, nonpolitical way possible. Hence, the podcast title "A Politics-Free Abortion Podcast."

A Politics-Free Abortion Podcast

Abortions are tremendously controversial -- but how do they actually work? In this episode, Cristen and Molly cut past the politics to give you the facts on abortion. Tune in to learn more.

Newswires report that the Lombardy region in Italy, which includes the capital city Milan, has passed a measure that will provide payouts to low-income pregnant women considering abortions who change their minds. The government has framed the measure as a way to help out cash-strapped pregnant women who wish to have a baby, although they can't even access the funding until they're actually in the abortion clinic having a consultation.