Reproductive Left

Frank, honest, and accurate information on sexual and reproductive health from local Maine experts. Reproductive Left, hosted by Abbie Strout, tackles a different topic each month that influences our sexual and reproductive health. Previous topics have included abortion stigma, the choice to be childfree, reproductive coercion, and sex-positive feminism. The show ends with “Ask Mabel,” where Terry Marley-DeRosier, WHNP or Lindsey Piper, WHNP answer sexual and reproductive health questions! Do you have a question for “Ask Mabel”? Please send us it! Produced in collaboration by WERU-FM and Mabel Wadsworth Center. New episodes the first Tuesday of each month.

  1. What is Reproductive Coercion with Catherine Kurr

    This episode is from April 2015. Reproductive Coercion affects millions of women yet it is something we do not often hear about. In this interview, we talk with Catherine Kurr from Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance to gain a better understanding of this type of control. Included in this episode are clips from the reader’s theater performance,… read more…

  2. The Fight for Birth Control with Bundy Boit

    On today’s episode local writer, pianist, and composer, Bundy Boit, joins us to talk about her most recent play. It is titled: An Inner Voice and is about Margaret Sanger’s fight, in the 20th century, for access to birth control information for all women. Bundy has published short stories and essays in diverse anthologies and… read more…

  3. The Burden is Undue with Andrea Irwin, JD

    In June, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Whole Woman’s Health in the biggest abortion case in decades. On this episode, Andrea Irwin, executive director of Mabel Wadsworth Center, helps us understand what the ruling means and what implications it has for the future. In our “Ask Mabel” segment, Lindsey Piper, WHNP answers questions… read more…

  4. Winning the Right to Vote with Posie Cowan

    On this episode, we re-aired the first Reproductive Left show to air on Community Radio WERU. The interview is with Posie Cowan of Blue Hill, Maine. She talks with us about discovering suffrage banners in her family’s attic. This took her on quite the adventure as she learned about her grandmother’s activism. In the “Ask… read more…

  5. An Abortion Story and Inspiring Remarks

    On May 21, 2016, Mabel Wadsworth Center celebrated our 21st Annual Dinner and Auction honoring two inspiring and courageous leaders in reproductive rights: Dr. Paul Savidge and Kathy Kilrain del Rio. In this episode, we hear a client’s story about the amazing care she received from Dr. Savidge and the inspiring remarks from Kathy.

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