Making Hope

Making Hope

A Podcast About Making Hope Through State and Local Policy Reforms This season we will talk about what actionable steps you can take to protect reproductive rights in your city, county, and state. This podcast is a tool for you to use in the fight for reproductive freedom, abortion access, and gender equality. We will give you ideas, and you take those ideas and make them into action. Together we can lead this fight and make a better future for us and future generations. This is the podcast for changemakers to learn how to make positive changes in their own communities.

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November 18, 2022 5 min

Our tax dollars pay for thousands of government-run health clinics and hospitals. The care provided by these can be expanded to include abortion care services to help those who need it. That is what we talk about on this episode. Let's work together to increase abortion access and protect reproductive rights!

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Want to know what you can do if you live in an area that provides abortion access to help those who live in areas where it is outlawed? Or if you live in an area where abortion care is outlawed, want to learn a way to build an infrastructure to help with access in another state? That is what we talk about on this episode! Let's work together to increase abortion access and protect reproductive rights.

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Montana has a disturbing history of prosecuting medical providers for providing abortion care when abortions are not fully legal. On this episode we briefly explore three of those cases in Montana. The criminal prosecutions of Dr. Elijah Hoyt, Rose Husted, and Dr. J.L. Yuhas are just a few examples of the heavy-handed government overreach into families' private lives.

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Join us for this special event! Knowing Montana’s abortion history is essential so we are not doomed to repeat the same mistakes again.    On October 3rd we are working with the Public Policy Institute of the Rockies to have a special event about Montana history. Join us for a special night to hear about the history of reproductive rights in Montana and what we can do to preserve choice Attendees will hear from Senator Diane Sands ...
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We love books, libraries, and free, anonymous internet service! On this episode, we talk about how providing free local internet access at public places can support reproductive justice and abortion access.

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Listen to the latest episode to hear about how localities can use noise ordinances to stop aggressive anti-choice protesters who use loud, disruptive protests near health clinics that offer abortion services. Richmond, Virginia, is one example talked about as a town taking positive action to stop these protesters who seem to want to intimidate those who work at, utilize, or support reproductive choice.

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On this episode, we talk about how local laws can be strengthened to reflect the national FACE law and protect clients and workers at reproductive care clinics from violence and harassment. These laws are in response to the arson at and destruction of clinics and the shooting deaths of providers.  

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On this episode, we talk about how localities can pass zoning laws and land use regulations that help or hurt access to abortion services and reproductive rights. It has been happening for 50 years so it is about time we use these policies to help protect reproductive access.  

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On this episode, we talk about how localities can pass policies that would ban bounty-style hunting of those helping others access abortions like we see with the Texas Legal "Heartbeat" bill that awards $10,000 for successful lawsuits. This law is disgusting and a threat to freedom and our American legal system.

The law empowers rapists but we can work with local officials to try to stop this type of law in our communities.

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On this episode, we talk about how localities can pass policies that would bar local officials and employees from cooperating with out-of-state investigations and prosecutions related to abortion care and reproductive health.

Don't want your tax dollars paying the salary for local officials to participate in abortion-related witch hunts for people from out-of-state? Let's make a rule about that!

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On this episode we talk about how you can work with local hospitals and have them use legal processes to protect patient confidentiality and reproductive freedom. 

Stopping law enforcement from questioning pregnant patients or patients who have received abortion care? Yes. Trying to stop access to confidential medical records that could be used to prosecute abortion-related crimes? Absolutely. 

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It is time to use all the tools we can to fight to protect reproductive rights! Local prosecutors, your county attorneys, city attorneys, and district attorneys, can protect reproductive rights by declining to prosecute criminal cases involving abortion-related crimes for patients and doctors involved with this care. 

You can take steps to reach out to prosecutors and government officials to encourage them to take these steps. Your...

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How hospitals, medical providers, and local governments collect, use, and store data can impact reproductive access. You can take steps to reach out to the hospitals and government to find out what their policies are around this topic and push for better policies that will protect privacy and not put individuals at risk of prosecution for abortion-related issues.

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Local governments and hospitals can use education to protect reproductive access. You can take steps to each out to the hospitals and government to find out what their policies are around this topic and push for better policies.

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July 7, 2022 2 min

Welcome to Making Hope, a podcast about making hope for a better future and present through state and local policy reforms. 

This season we will talk about what steps you can take to protect reproductive rights in your city, county, and state.

This podcast is a tool for you to use in the fight for reproductive freedom, abortion access, and gender equality. We will give you ideas, and you take those ideas and make them into action. ...

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