Lifelong women’s activist, mother, midwife, and family nurse practitioner Mary Lou Singleton joins me for the second time on the podcast, for a nuanced discussion on what women can expect in the face of abortion being criminalized and offers clarity on this highly politicized topic. We get into specific cases of women who faced life-threatening consequences and in some cases death, due to the State criminalizing abortion, including crimes committed against women who endured miscarriages of wanted pregnancies, the paradox of how many life forms thin themselves out, and the inhumane treatment of women by society, who place their babies up for adoption.
We discuss medical totalitarianism, what we've learned about snitch culture over that past two years, period tracking apps, State surveillance of women’s menstrual cycles throughout history, forced abortions, the harms of pharmaceutical contraception and the difficulty of trying to legislate morality. Mary Lou highlights what women currently have access to, how to start taking responsibility over our sexualities and bodies with fertility awareness methods, knowing the immediate signs of pregnancy, and sourcing necessary materials and herbs so that we and our sisters can maintain bodily sovereignty in the face of criminalization and surveillance culture.
Mary Lou has served on the boards of directors of the Midwives Alliance of North America, the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, the Stop Patriarchy Abortion Rights Freedom Ride, and the Women’s Liberation Front. She’s sat alongside thousands of women in pregnancy, miscarriage & abortion and brings a comprehensive yet compassionate perspective to the plight of women during these shifting times.
The Modern Woman’s Guide to Self-Abortion: https://marylousingleton.wordpress.com/2019/05/
Natural Liberty: Rediscovering Self-Induced Abortion Methods: https://amzn.to/3wN6Was
Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women in the United States, 1973–2005: Implications for Women's Legal Status and Public Health: https://read.dukeupress.edu/jhppl/article/38/2/299/13533/Arrests-of-and-Forced-Interventions-on-Pregnant
UPCOMING EVENTS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS:
Women Leaving the Left June panel discussion June 10 @ The Austin Public Library: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-leaving-the-left-tickets-335030895427
Autonomous Fertility Workshop (IN-PERSON) with me and Mary Lou Singleton June 11 in Austin, Texas: https://www.whosebodyisit.com/autonomous-fertility-workshop
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