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Tune in each week as we develop this show and introduce new segments, games, and more great guests with Lady Parts Justice: the hilarious feminist sleeper cell working to expose the creeps who are hellbent on destroying access to birth control and abortion. Inclusive & Fun as Fuck.

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Episode 54: Did You Hear About Gorsuch?

We talk to our social team, Lorne and Alex, all about the week in Gorsuch hearings and, of course, our kween Amy Hagstrom Miller’s testimony to #OpposeGorsuch. We round it out talking about Trump$care.


Episode 53: LIVE at SXSW 2017 (Movies, Music and Abortion)

With how much abortion batshittery comes out of Texas it only made sense for us to take the podcast to Austin for SXSW. Huge thank you to the 1in3 campaign and Advocates for Youth that made it all possible.

Lizz and Julie are joined by texas activist Sadie Hernandez, Kathy Valentine from The Go Go’s, Candice Russell from “We Testify” and Jamie Broadnax from Black Girl Nerds.

We hear some of our guests share their abortion stories, we tackle current news topics, and discuss fake clinics and the hipster dudes helping them.


Bonus: Dirty Dancing; The Only Abortion Movie feat. Patrick Swayze

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dirty Dancing, the best abortion movie ever made featuring Patrick Swayze! Moderated by Nicole Moore, this Lady Parts Justice League post-movie panel discussed movie abortions and what this depiction meant and means to them.


Episode 52: Celebrate Abortion Providers

So proud of our Molly Gaebe for speaking about our sister org, Lady Parts Justice League’s work at the International Women’s Day Protest. We talk to her about the experience and the day in general. Also, don’t forget to celebrate abortion providers!!


Episode 51: A Fortune Cookie for POTUS (Feat. Sarah Jones)

This week on the podcast we are joined by Tony award winning playwright, Sarah Jones. Watch out for her new podcast coming out March 30th called “Play Date with Sarah Jones.”


Episode 50: Self Care Times Day

Happy Valentine’s Day – Here are some ideas for self-care from the LPJ staff. We all rundown the top stories that you should be paying attention to these days..


Episode 49: Gorsuch and The Governmental Babysitter

The top story this week is Trump’s SCOTUS pick, Neil Gorsuch. What does his past say about his stance on repro-rights? Arkansas and Texas fill out the state news. Wouldn’t be a show if there wasn’t something shitty happening in Texas.


Episode 48: SCOTUS Chat w/ Dahlia Lithwick

Trump tweeted that he will be announcing his Supreme Court pick tomorrow at 8pm… because that’s how the president communicates with us now, via Twitter. We spoke with Dahlia Lithwick, writer at Slate and expert on SCOTUS about the short list of contenders.


Episode 47: Marching With The Dickstickers

It’s happening – January 21st weekend – the weekend that Trump becomes president and immediately following we all stand up and show him and his administration that we are watching, we are paying attention and we are not going to sit by while they take claim to our rights. In this episode we talk about our march prep and what we expect from this weekend.

ALSO! The amazing comedy writer, Patrick Baker is donating a portion of the proceeds from his presidential comedy book, The Presidential Dickerbook, to Lady Parts Justice League!! The book is a history of the shitty things past presidents have done combined with the joy of dick stickers. Purchase at the link below:


Episode 46: You Hear About Jeff Sessions?

The anti’s stole a fence from Preterm, an abortion clinic in Cleveland. They actually stole a fence – help them out with getting a new one. We also talk the hearings from this week and what’s happening in Kentucky.

Also included is an interview with an activist in Ohio, she has an inspiring story that we hope you’ll enjoy and use for motivation.


Episode 45: At Least It’s Not 2016 Anymore (feat. Heather Busby)

We’re Back! Our vibe is currently “At least it’s not 2016 anymore.”

Lizz and Julie chat with Heather Busby about the recent hearing over fetal burial and guess what? Texas does NOT have their shit together. The new power shift in Kentucky and Missouri puts the states at the hands of completely Republican controlled state governments for the first time in a long time, which is not fairing well so far.


Episode 44: Dignity Schmignity (Feat. Heather Busby NARAL TX)

BREAKING NEWS: After a hearing in Austin, TX about the fetal burial law a judge has put a delay on the ruling until Jan 6th. A hearing will take place on Jan 3-4 where each side will be given 5 hours to make their case.


Episode 43: Ohio Is The Worst (feat. Mallory McMaster)

Ohio snuck a total ban on abortion into a bill about child abuse and neglect, cool… real cool. Oh wait, they also passed a ban on 20 week abortion too – especially for women with diabetes and other medical conditions. SAY WHAT?? Our guest, Mallory McMaster helps us deal. Where do these laws come from? Listen to find out.


Episode 42: Only Zygotes Not People

Come on, Texas! Stop being so predictable. This episode we visit the current laws that Texas and Utah are trying to pass. We reminisce about the good old days when people could just have non-shameful sex next to the radio listening to… Stratton and Bramble? Or maybe something a little more entertaining.


Episode 41: Awkward Holiday Convos Not To Be Missed

Yes the holidays are upon us and NO you can’t avoid your family this year. Go home and face the people that voted for Trump and have those tough conversations.


Episode 40: All the Post-Election Feelings (WE RUV YOU)

Oh boy, oh boy – what is going on? Let’s share our feelings and discuss the future of our reproductive rights. We’re still here and we’re still moving forward.

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#39: Virginia Is For Lovers (And Their Mistresses)

While the ladies of Buzz Off, Lucille are away learning all about the wonders of creationism, we discuss Virginia striking down trap laws, “fetus funeral” bills and Donald Trump’s voter suppression plans. We also share a great conversation between Lizz and Cecily Kellogg, a woman who had a late-term abortion in 2004.

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#38: Pussy Trumps Hate

It’s a bird.. it’s a plane… no, it’s a plane spreading lies and stigma. This episode we discuss Pussy Power at Trump Tower, Debate #3 which was Totes Aborsh and we find out what’s all up in Franchesca Ramsey’s biznass.

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#37: Locker Room Edition

This special locker room edition features all the Trump smack talk you could ever wish for plus interviews with the amazing Naomi Ekperigin from Comedy Central and Amy Hagstrom Miller from Whole Women’s Health.

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#36: Probes Recap, Wendy Davis & Aborsh on TV

The Golden Probes were a hit! In this episode we’re talking about our favorite moments of the night, featuring a bomb interview with our shero Wendy Davis. Of course, we also touch on the usual state fuckery happening, abortion on TV, and a little Timmy Kaine/Mikey Pence debate recap.

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It’s a Repro Madness MINISODE: Debate Hangover

I’m sure we’re all feeling a little debate hangover today. In this minisode, we spew out our thoughts immediately following the first presidential debate of 2016. When will they ask about women? Was Trump right in his accusations about Hillary regarding the birther debate? Tune in for a little “hair of the dog.”


#35: We’re Baaaack!!

We’re Baaaack!!

We’re joined by Jean Grae – Hip Hop MC, Comedian, Actor & host of the first ever 2016 Golden Probe Awards – A kickass LPJ fundraiser happening next Sunday, Oct 2nd. Listen to hear how you can stream from home!

We talk to Ravina Daphtary, Director of State Strategies, All* Above All
about the Hyde Amendment and the United for Abortion Coverage Week of Action that starts NEXT WEEK! Visit their site to learn how you can get involved in ending hyde #BeBoldEndHyde.

We also touch on Trump and all the crazy stuff he’s promised anti-extremists, including a new “pro-life” coalition.

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              • *Media Matters has a great article that dissects everything really well
              • Lady Parts Justice League is coming to North Carolina! Check out the dates here and sign up for out WERKSHOP here!
              • Get INFORMATION! Watch our newest video about the horrible TRAP laws in Louisiana

#34: Netroots Nation 2016

Repro Madness made the rounds at Netroots Nation 2016 and interviewed some incredible reproductive rights and justice warriors from all over the country. Representative Jan Schakowsky from Illinois gives us the inside scoop as a ranking member of the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives and what’s at stake in the upcoming election. Elana Levin of Graphic Policy & Make the Road Action, the political arm of NY’s largest participatory immigrant organization, dropped some knowledge about art, activism, and culture at our Radio Row booth! Jessica Gonzales-Rojas from the Latina Institute for Reproductive Health taught us our new favorite inclusive, non-binary pronoun: latinx. We also hear from Filmmaker Tracy Dros Tragos and Dr. Erin King. Repro Madness discussed their new HBO film, Abortion: Stories Women Tell, a powerful film portraying real people across the full spectrum of abortion rights and access in our country.

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#33: How Cable News Talks About Abortion

We are joined by Rachel Tardiff, Deputy Outreach Director for Media Matters for America, for a special interview about their new study: How Cable News Talks About Abortion. Ms. Tardiff possesses an incredible wealth of knowledge on the subject and helps us break down the dangerous misinformation that cable news networks spread about abortion over a 14-month period.

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#32: The Most Feminist Week Ever

The most feminist week ever started with Hillary making herstory and Beyonce concerts but ended with abortion restrictions in South Carolina. Sharron Paul and Ashley Gray also break down the new state legislation trend of banning D&E’s, a common second-trimester procedure, the douchiest republican assemblyman in Staten Island, and Oklahoma passing the absurd and ridiculously-named “Humanity of the Unborn Child Act” that they can’t even afford to enforce.

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#31: NYC PodFest 2016

Recorded LIVE from NYC PodFest 2016 with special guests author/writer/editor extraordinaire, Joan Walsh, and improv king, Greg Proops! We talk feminism, comedy, the election, state-level abortion restrictions, and Oklahoma. Big thanks to Cake Shop and NYC Podfest for having us!

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#30: Gettin’ Lucky in Kentucky

Our 30th episode comes to your earbuds from Louisville, Kentucky and includes special comedian guest, Helen Hong! The team plays some criminal insanity trivia, celebrates a win for Missouri, discusses Utah’s latest barrier to abortion access, and explains Jan Brewer’s internalized sexism.

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#29: Is That a Jesus in Your Uterus or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

We are bathing in Beyonce’s #Lemonade over here in Brooklyn, laughing at the Cruz/Fiorina team-up, digging Mary Pat Christie’s side eye, and crying over the f*ckery that’s happening in Oklahoma. Plus, we chat about the Satanic Temple’s newest stunt, a Federal win for trans* people, a lady who saw a crucifix in her ultrasound, and Alabama’s personhood problems.

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#28: People Been Butt F*cking Forever

It’s a lively episode this week with Ashley Gray, Sharron Paul, and Rae Sanni. We break down what’s happening in Missouri and the ongoing blowback from the fake Planned Parenthood videos, legalized discrimination, and how Rick Scott got his feelings hurt. The ladies also celebrate California’s new birth control law, the recent win for Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, the new sex-ed bill from one of our favorites– Cory Booker, and New York eliminating the tampon tax!

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#27: Papa Pence’s Crematorium

Why is Indiana Governor Mike Pence so obsessed with forcing people to cremate or bury their aborted or miscarried fetuses? We have some theories. It’s a full house this week with Lizz Winstead, Ashley Gray, Sharron Paul, Rae Sanni and Molly Gaebe commenting on the latest repro news. We pay tribute to our new sheros, the woman who yelled at Florida Gov. Rick Scott in a Starbucks and the Periods for Pence movement. The team also discusses the new language anti-choice activists are using to scare people over to their side, and the real-life stories of women who have been affected by TRAP laws.

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#26: The IUD Episode

Lizz Winstead and Ashley Gray are joined by Sriya Sarkar and Amber Gavin, who spill all the details about their IUD experiences: their hesitations about the procedure, what it was like getting it inserted, and if they would recommend the effective birth control method to others. We also break down Donald Trump’s recent abortion statements (barf), the GOP witch hunt– I mean committee– that’s halting medical research with your tax dollars, SCOTUS’s birth control problems, and a scary tactic that anti-choice activists are using to deceive pregnant people.

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#25: A Murder of Nuns

The voice of Lady Parts Justice’s videos, Darbi Worley, joins the team this week at the clubhouse to discuss Zubik v. Burwell, the recent influx of anti-trans bathroom bills, Georgia & North Carolina’s LGBT discrimination problem, and Indiana’s horrific omnibus abortion bill. We also chat birth control methods, colonics, and the ridiculous places the Florida legislature things you should go for a pap smear.

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#24: ACN Conference

This week Ashley is out basking in the beautiful Carribean air, but Lizz Winstead is back holding it down with Sharron Paul and Joyelle Johnson, fresh off a wonderful three day Lady Parts Justice League trip to Florida performing at the Abortion Care Network conference and being completely inspired by providers and activists working hard to smash stigma and create new ways to improve the already compassionate care these heroes and sheroes provide every day!

It’s hard to bask in the joy for long however, when so many hideous laws were being dropped this week like the ghoulish Indiana legislation forcing people to pay for cremation or burials of their abortion and worse, we found out this week that while California took the bold step last year  to make it illegal for fake clinics to lie to patients, turns out no one is enforcing the law. And worse….

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#23: Tales from the Supreme Court 

Ashley Gray, Sharron Paul and Rae Sanni are joined by first-time podcaster Abby Holland of Buzzoff Lucille! The ladies recap our trip to Washington DC for the Supreme Court oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and give their opinions on the case. This week’s news rundown features scary news out of Oklahoma, Florida and a disturbing report in the New York Times regarding google searches for self-induced abortion instructions. Luckily, our favorite repro journalist, Robin Marty, brings us the coolest resource for obtaining a safe and legal abortion in Cosmo.com! We also give a shout out to West Virginia’s latest victory. We also have a good laugh thanks to Ted Cruz’s dad.

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#22: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

The LPJ team sat down with some wine and pizza this week to chat about Rihanna’s new video, shared some important Black History Month knowledge. We bring you a rundown of this week’s repro news out of Maryland, Louisiana, Texas, and a shocking report about abortion access from Bloomberg Business. We are so honored to have a very special guest, Mary Dore, director of the documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, on the podcast this week. The team interviews Mary about the film and the women’s liberation movement during the late 60’s and early 70’s. We converse about our history and draw parallels to the struggles we see in modern day feminism. We hope you can see this important film- be sure to follow us on social media to see how you can enter to win a free DVD copy or tickets to a screening!

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#21: Nude Selfies & Ghost Abortions

Ashley Gray and Sharron Paul are holding down the LPJ Clubhouse fort this week, bringing you their, “Where were you when you heard Scalia died?” stories while also weighing in on nude selfies and Samantha Bee. This week’s repro news comes in three categories: The Good, The Bad, and The Weird-A$$ Sh*t. Spoiler Alert: Ghost abortions are a thing now (no they’re not), New Orleans lost their only 2nd term abortion provider, and Pope Frank is coming around on contraception.

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#20: “When Life Gives You Rape, Make Rape-ade?!?!”

This week’s Repro Madness episode brings you the hilarious musings of Lizz Winstead, Ashley Gray, Sharron Paul and Rae Sanni as they discuss lots of great happenings in pop culture: Beyonce’s “Formation”, the premier Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and LPJ’s new TRAP law video, “Clinic Hunters”. The women celebrate the recent 2016 election drop-outs, giving them a proper send-off. We bring you the reproductive health news coming out of Oklahoma, Florida, Kansas, Ohio, and Colorado Springs, and unpack all of the awful rape-talk that’s been spewing out of the mouths of our lawmakers lately. Finally, we examine a bizarre story involving anti-choice groups training an army of spies to infiltrate abortion clinics around the country.

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#19: Zika-Infested Weenies

It’s Groundhog Week at the Lady Parts Justice clubhouse and Lizz, Sharron and Ashley are back with all the crazy news you need to hear about. On this week’s Repro Madness menu, is the international Zika virus fiasco, Cincinnati losing it’s only hospital that performed abortions for unviable pregnancies, and the newest load of BS coming out of the CDC. We also bring you the startling (sarcasm) report regarding who has been pushing the anti-choice bills so far in 2016. Don’t worry, we also make time to sh*t all over the pro-rape “Men’s Rights” groups too.

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#18: Abortuplex? Abortatorium? Abortress? 

Lizz, Ashley and Sharron are back from traveling last week with some stories from the road. Ashley shares about her experience infiltrating an anti-choice protest in Washington DC during the March for Life rally last week. We included some soundbites from the anti-choice leaders that you won’t want to miss! Lizz tells us about speaking on the Texas state capitol steps for the Roe v. Wade anniversary in support of Whole Woman’s Health and the case they’re bringing to SCOTUS in March. She also dishes about going to Sundance and seeing Trapped, a new documentary about TRAP laws designed to shut down clinics and cut off access to abortion for pregnant people around the country. Finally, we wrap up with the good news, the bad news, and the special news that is just weird AF this week.

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#17: Liberty & Justice for ALL! #Roe43

In honor of the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to abortion, we are bringing you a live recording of a conversation between Lizz and Andrea Miller, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice NY. Lizz and Andrea team up to dish on abortion access, the assault on reproductive rights, the upcoming election season and the Supreme Court. Cheers to safe and legal abortion nationwide forever and ever!

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#16: An Ass Clap is an Impressive Feat

Lizz Winstead is back this week with Sharron and Ashley, who agree this was a weird ass news week in Repro Land. The three deliberate about the definition of “ass clap”, the final Obama administration State of the Union, Nancy Pelosi’s outdated and troubling abortion rhetoric, North Carolina’s newest abortion restriction, Virginia’s creepy transphobic bathroom bill that targets school children, and the ex-Real World cast member who is now a state representative in Wisconsin who’s pissing off the Congressional Black Caucus left and right. Finally, Lizz watches the infamous USA Freedom Kids video from the Donald Trump rally while recording, and the three lose their shi*t.

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#15: We Took A Blowjob Class

Oregon and California offering over the counter birth control, #DearDebbie, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, and upcoming abortion rights battles in 2016 are the topics on Ashley, Sharron, and Amber’s minds this week. The three discuss the recent repro news and then delve into the amazingly fun blowjob class that Ashley and Amber recently attended. The women also see a whole new side of Sharron: sexpert and kinky toy evangelist at large in our own office! Who knew?! Enjoy this fun episode and email us at podcast@ladypartsjustice.com with your questions, comments, and more.

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#14: Dear 2015, Bye Felicia. Love, LPJ

Alex English and Rae Sanni join Ashley, Sharron, and Leah for a 2015 send-off in true LPJ fashion (wine and lots of laughter were involved). Listen to the most badass feminist gang in Brooklyn discuss their favorite and not-so-favorite highlights from 2015 in politics, pop culture and everything in between. See you in the New Year!

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#13: Repro Madness Episode 13: Abortion Crab Boil?! 

It’s just Lizz and Ashley holding down the fort this week, bringing you your below-the-belt news from the repro world. We discuss the resurgence of the coat hanger abortion in Tennessee and the various problems surrounding the reporting of this story. The ladies also delve into Ohio’s Attorney General Mike DeWine’s fruitless investigation into Planned Parenthood and the new fetal disposal bill. We happen to be experts in “ungodly sex,” so of course we had to comment on the Kentucky homeless shelter that kicked homeless women out of their facility for tempting the male residents. Considering all of the craziness going on around the country lately, it’s no wonder that UN delegates found the treatment of women in the United States to be appalling. Think it can’t get more depressing? A Saudi millionaire was just acquitted in London after using the “My penis fell into her vagina” rape case defense. We’re off next week for Christmas, but we’ll be back with an episode on New Year’s Eve to help wind down the year and gear up for 2016!

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#12: Repro Madness Episode 12: Merry Christmyass

Episode 12 is extra special because LPJ’s National Coordinator, Amber Gavin, pops her podcast cherry! After a morning of day drinking at the New York Women in Film/TV Awards, Lizz, Amber and Ashley sit down to discuss the unfolding trial of Colorado terrorist, Robert Dear, the Supreme Court weighing in on the Planned Parenthood videos, and the impending legal troubles of the videos’ creator, David Daleiden. To wrap up the episode, the three unpack the fanciest gift bag ever and celebrate the contributions Lady Parts Justice has made to smashing the stigma surrounding abortion in 2015.

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#11: Repro Madness Episode 11: Planned Parenthood, Oreos, and Party Jesus

This week’s episode delves into the tragedy that happened last week in Colorado, the GOP’s response and the abortion rights movement’s resilience in the face of violence and terror. We appreciate and support abortion providers across the country and celebrate their unyielding bravery.

Upcoming Events

  1. Support LPJL in the National Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon!

    March 25 - April 23
  2. Herstory in the Making

    March 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Dr. Willie Parker presents “Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice” in conversation with Lizz Winstead!!

    April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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