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The Takeaway

Anti-Abortion Laws Flood U.S. State Houses

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A new law in Kansas bans a common second trimester abortion procedure. But in 2015, state legislators have introduced 791 provisions related to sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Justice in South Carolina, The Brontosaurus Makes a Comeback, and Twins in Space

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the shooting death of Walter Scott, we explore new information about the Brontosaurus, and we chat with Astronaut Mike Kelly about his twin brother's space trip.

The Takeaway

Battling For Civil Rights in Indiana and Arkansas

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence is backtracking on the state's religious freedom law. Now, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson must decide whether to sign a similar bill in his state.

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The Takeaway

Abortion Fight Delays Vote for Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It's been four months since President Obama nominated Lynch to be attorney general, but her confirmation has been delayed due to an abortion provision in a human trafficking bill. 

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WNYC News

Abortion Provision is Removed from Women's Equality Act

Monday, March 16, 2015

Lawmakers are moving ahead with approving other portions of Gov. Cuomo’s package of measures for women's rights.

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New Jersey News

Christie Flips On Reason For Vetoing Planned Parenthood Funds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Christie is changing his explanation on a controversial policy move just in time for the Republican presidential campaign season.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Friday, January 23, 2015

Katha Pollitt wants to change the way we discuss abortion in this country.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Doctor Sets Sails To Countries Where Abortion Is Illegal

Friday, January 16, 2015

A new film about the work of abortion activist Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, who sails a mobile abortion clinic to countries where abortion is illegal.

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The Takeaway

Tennessee Lawmaker Hopes to Regulate Abortion

Thursday, November 06, 2014

On Tuesday, Tennessee voters passed the controversial Amendment 1, giving the legislature greater leeway to regulate abortion. One GOP lawmaker explains what laws she'd like to see.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The 2014 Midterm Election - Your Conversation

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The Takeaway explores the results of the 2014 midterm elections and what it means for the future of American politics.

The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: The South Unbound Tour

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender! 

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The Takeaway

South Unbound: Tennessee as An Abortion Battleground

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The issue most Tennesseans are talking about this election season isn't who to vote for for U.S. Senate or governor—it's the ballot initiative about abortion.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Explosion, A Sports Dream, and Two Snipers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

                              

The Takeaway

Ohio May Close Cincinnati's Last Abortion Clinic

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center is shut down, Cincinnati will be the nation's largest metropolitan area without an abortion provider.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Lessons From The Past, Sports As a Safety Net, and ADHD Creativity

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Takeaway explains how the lessons of the Bubonic plague can help fight Ebola, we examine the lives of homeless young athletes, and we explore creativity and ADHD.

Death, Sex & Money

Ellen Burstyn's Lessons on Survival

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Burstyn has countless acting awards, but she says she is proudest of her son. Talking at home, she describes learning how to mother, leaving an abusive marriage and confronting death.

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The Takeaway

SCOTUS Blocks Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed a partial victory to abortion clinics in Texas. But this emotional and highly politicized legal battle is far from over.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Abortion in America, Civil Rights Reckoning, and The Untold Story of the Iraq War

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Takeaway explores abortion laws in the United States, a movement to revisit civil rights-era crimes, and a startling new report about the war in Iraq.

PRI's The World

Doctors in Ethiopia are looking past their religious beliefs on abortions to save lives

Monday, September 01, 2014

While contrary to Ethiopia's conservative religious ideals, a new law there makes access to abortions easier and has been one way the government has tried to save women’s lives. Before the law, a third of all maternal deaths in the country were from botched abortions.

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The Takeaway

New Drugs Allow Abortions to Move Beyond Clinics

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Do you need a doctor to perform a safe abortion? One physician designed a program that provides access to a combination of abortion drugs and instructions on how to use them.

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