January 22, 2015

42 years ago today, a 27-year-old Texas lawyer named Sarah Weddington got this telegram – and for women in America, nothing was ever the same. (photo credit: Cecile Richard, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund.)

Today on Healthstyles host Barbara Glickstein interviews Virginia Reath,RPA, MPH., artist, RPA in GYN/Women’s Health, and feminist activist. We talk about the new documentary, Vessel, directed and produced by Diana Whitten (who is also the cinematographer). Ms. Reath said this film, “Activated my activist nerve endings”.  She has lots to say about enforced pregnancy in the United States and globally. She’s been thinking that one game changer to create more public dialogue on the issues is for journalists to start asking every politician they’re interviewing, “What contraception do you use?”

Click below to listen to the interview which is in 2 parts below:

In honor and support of the #RoeVWade anniversary, my colleague, Carol Roye, is giving away FREE copies of her award-winning book, A Woman’s Right to Know, TODAY until Jan 25th. It’s been called a “must-read for anyone who cares about the lives of women and children.” Get your free copy now by clicking here.

Healthstyles airs Thursdays on WBAI 99.5 FM and is streamed on wbai.org