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CHOICE/LESS delivers powerful, personal stories of reproductive injustice and the laws, politics and people beyond the headlines. Part of the Rewire News Group podcast network.

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    • 4.9 • 112 Ratings

CHOICE/LESS delivers powerful, personal stories of reproductive injustice and the laws, politics and people beyond the headlines. Part of the Rewire News Group podcast network.

    Massachusetts Activist Takes the Wheel for Civil Rights

    Massachusetts Activist Takes the Wheel for Civil Rights

    Retired engineer and Lyft driver Rachel Brown came out as transgender at age 68. She's been using her time as a driver to educate her passengers in Massachusetts about an alarming referendum on the ballot this fall that could repeal transgender legal protections in the state. This is her story.

    • 18 min
    Their Bodies, Their Boats, Their Play

    Their Bodies, Their Boats, Their Play

    Season 4 of CHOICE/LESS is all about teens, sex, abortion, and the law. In the season finale, host Jenn Stanley talks to youth activists, artists, and their allies about putting abortion on center stage to fight stigma and change policy.

    • 28 min
    Sally vs. Sex Education

    Sally vs. Sex Education

    Season 4 of CHOICE/LESS is all about teens, sex, abortion, and the law. So far this series has posed the question, if adults and children have a hard time talking about even the most basic sex stuff, then why do 38 states force minors to tell their parents if they're seeking an abortion?

    This episode explores what role schools should play in educating young people about sex.

    • 31 min
    The Talk

    The Talk

    Season 4 of CHOICE/LESS is all about teens, sex, abortion, and the law. In this episode, host Jenn Stanley explores what it takes to have open and healthy family communication, especially around polarizing topics like abortion. Sometimes those conversations go better than others. 

    • 27 min
    Welcome to Abortion Court

    Welcome to Abortion Court

    Season 4 of CHOICE/LESS is all about teens, sex, abortion, and the law. In this episode, host Jenn Stanley talks to legal experts, including a former Cook County judge, about how teenagers in Illinois (and 37 other states) end up in court trying to prove they're mature enough to have an abortion.

    • 30 min
    How Did You Keep That a Secret?

    How Did You Keep That a Secret?

    Season 4 of CHOICE/LESS is all about teens, sex, abortion, and the law. In episode 1, Jenn Stanley takes you back to her own adolescence and talks with a former classmate about their experiences attending a small, all-girls Catholic high school.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

bigfrish ,

Still one of the best around

This podcast is from one of my favorite news resources and still one of the best around. For anyone interested in the reproductive justice field, pro-choice or anti-abortion, PLEASE listen to this podcast. Episodes focus on individual abortion storytellers whose experiences are then contextaulized within the policy landscape by the host. I learned so much about the broader medical system by listening. The mini-series on reproductive injustice is also must-listen especially now in the context of forced sterilizations at the border. To understand our present, you have to understand the long history and this podcast is a great place to start. From what I remember, the regular seasons ended up fairly whitewashed though I know they tried to make an effort, but the miniseries focuses almost exclusively on Black women and other women of color and is vital listening.

SuperCaro17 ,

Compelling journalism about an important issue

I stumbled upon Choice/less through an instagram ad and subsequently binge-listened to all of it over a couple days. Strongly recommend for anyone passionate about reproductive justice.

Leigh1787 ,

Thank you!

After a high school classmate shared this on facebook, I had a listen and I’m so glad Jen is putting this out there, as one of her Our Lady of Nazareth classmates myself. Catholic school brainwash is a serious problem that it took me many years to get over. This is so important!

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