Welcome back to the podcast that will solve world hunger, The Podunk Polymath Podcast! First off, I mention that I will be on an upcoming episode of Habeas Humor with Charone Frankel, and she will return the favor on my next episode. We are going to talk about voter suppression and extra virgin olive oil. For the pre-ramble, I go a bit of a rant about Dave Rubin and how he got all upset about an article that sorta kinda implied he might be affiliated with the alt-right. And in a nice little bit of irony, he becomes a snowflake by threatening to sue!
On the palaver this week I speak with Melissa Smith Taylor, co-founder of the P.O.W.E.R. House, which is a nonprofit dedicated to women’s rights and LBTQ equality. We talk about her work with the P.O.W.E.R. House, how TRAP laws affect the affiliated abortion clinic, other TRAP laws across the nation, the escorts who help women to the clinic, and of course those protestors who make it a living hell for women wanting to get a legal procedure by shouting at them, getting in their faces, and taking pictures. We also talk briefly about the documentary TRAPped, in which the clinic and it’s owner June Ayers is featured in. Melissa and those like her are an inspiration and are really making a difference by being on the front lines of these battles. It’s not an easy story to listen to, but an important one. And please give to the P.O.W.E.R. House if you can. They always need help.
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Cashing in on the Rise of the “Alt Right”
THE P.O.W.E.R. HOUSE – People Organizing for Women’s Empowerment and Rights
Mia Raven Talks About Alabama’s HB405 “Fetal Heartbeat Act”, 4-14-15
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers – Guttmacher Institute