Today on Your Call: How do we respond to rollbacks of women's reproductive rights?

Mar 8, 2012

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.


Jodi Jacobson, editor-in-chief of RH Reality Check

Katherine Greenier, director of the Patricia M. Arnold Women's Rights Project with the ACLU of Virginia

Andrea Grimes, freelance reporter in Texas focusing on women's issues and gender justice 


RH Reality Check

ACLU Virginia: Patricia M. Arnold Women’s Rights Project 

Andrea Grimes blog: Hay Ladies!--Sex, Gender, and Feminism in the Lone Star State

Guttmacher Institute: States Enact Record Number of Abortion Restrictions in 2011

Think Progress: As Anti-Abortion Bills Gain Steam, Legislators Push Back With Legislation Mocking The Extreme Bills

Charlotte Observer: Impact of anti-abortion mandates hard to gauge

NY Times: When States Abuse Women

The Day: GOP attacks on reproductive rights

Women’s E-News: Sounds Crazy, But This Could Be Year of the Woman 

RH Reality Check: I Was a "Prolife" Republican... Until I Fell in Love 

NY Times: Women in Texas Losing Options for Health Care in Abortion Fight 

ARHP: Maternal Mortality in the United States: A Human Rights Failure

By state...

OHIO-- Ohio remains on the front lines of America’s intractable abortion debate

GEORGIA-- Georgia Lawmaker: Women's Voices Not Being Heard

FLORIDA-- Anti-abortion bill halted in state Senate

TEXAS-- Poll: Voters Want to Keep Planned Parenthood in WHP

NEW HAMPSHIRE-- Abortion bill imperils NH’s $1.4B Medicaid program

VIRGINIA-- Video of the Day: Riot Police Sent in to Manage Anti-Sonogram Protestors in Virginia

MICHIGAN Michigan Legislature Passes 'Partial-Birth' Abortion Ban 

NEVADA-- Nevada Moves Ahead With "Prenatal Protection" Amendments 

UTAH-- Utah House OKs 72-hour waiting period for abortion 

PENNSYLVANIA--  Shelving Pa. ultrasound proposal was right move 

COLORADO-- Abortion Notification Bill Clears Colorado Senate

MISSISSIPPI-- State GOP Pushes For 'Abortion-Free' Mississippi 

CALIFORNIA-- Bill would allow non-doctors to perform abortions in California