It was my privilege to put together this episode on an important topic and I can’t begin to express my gratitude to our contributors and to my wonderful support community who made it possible.
“Family Planning” is by Tina Tocco, copyright 2005, used with permission. It was originally published in Harper Palate Winter/Spring 2013 issue. Read Tina’s bio and her her previous contributions to the show.
“Choose” is by Mary O’Keefe Brady, copyright 2017, used with permission. Read Mary’s bio.
“Single Sexless Mother” is by Linda Bonney, copyright 2017, used with permission. Read Linda’s bio.
“A Whale of a Choice” is by Rebekah Nemethy, copyright 2017, used with permission. Visit Rebekah’s website.
Rebekah created this piece on her website originally for a Photo and 100 Words project, here is the original photo that inspired the story:
Other things discussed today:
“A Private Matter” is a made for TV movie based on the true life story of “Miss Shari” Finkbine, a Romper Room TV show host who sought an abortion after taking a medication that was proven to cause birth defects. Thank you so much to Cynthia Bemis Abrams of the Advanced TV Herstory podcast for sharing Miss Shari’s story on her show and introducing me to the movie. The movie is available on YouTube.
Time Magazine has a great history of marital rape laws in the United States.
The full text of the Roe v. Wade decision is available online. As all documents created by the U.S. Federal Government are, it is in the public domain.