Episode 101 The Divided States of Abortion

We may be called the United States, but reproductive freedom is one area where it’s painfully clear that women’s and non-binary people’s rights and choices are increasingly coming down to the laws and policies of each state. Hosts Gina Brillon and Kimberly Brooks take us through the fascinating history of how abortion became a tool to divide Americans and the most significant questions facing Americans as the country deals with the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Dobb’s decision.

For up-to-date information on abortion resources, state-by-state abortion laws, and compelling abortion stories, check out Crossing the Line (CTLpod). Need help finding abortion pills go to plancpills.org. If you live in a restrictive state and need help with abortion access, go to AidAccess.org. Need help funding your abortion, check out the National Network of Abortion Funds. Access trusted abortion care information at AbortionFinder.org and reproductive health 

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An immersive documentary-style abortion podcast that follows individuals seeking abortions and the heroes who help along the way. Each episode allows the listener to experience the barriers people face and how they overcome them. All while the battle for abortion rights rages across the U.S.

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Abortion Finder

Power to Decide’s AbortionFinder.org is the most comprehensive nationwide database of abortion providers and has information to help you decide between abortion options and more. Abortion Finder is also available via text message. For service in English, text “Hello” to 435-3-FINDER; for service in Spanish, text “Hola” to 218-3-BUSCAR.


Plan C Pills

Safe at-home abortion. Plan C provides up-to-date information on how people in the U.S. are accessing at-home abortion pill options. 

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Carafem provides convenient, modern, and professional abortion care as well as customized birth control options so people can control the number and spacing of their children. Carafem is changing the environment of abortion care by making its services and information accessible, understandable, and supportive.


Aid Access

Online consult for abortion pills by mail. Aid Access suports women, girls, trans men, nonbinary and all people with an unwanted pregnancy to access an abortion or miscarriage treatment. If you are healthy and less than 10 weeks pregnant.


If How When

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice is the nationwide leader on the legal response to the criminalization of people who self-manage abortion outside the clinical setting.



The Guttmacher Institute is a leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) worldwide.

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Campaign for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights is a global human rights organization of lawyers and advocates who ensure reproductive rights are protected in law as fundamental human rights for the dignity, equality, health, and well-being of every person.


Euki Period App

Euki brings reliable, evidence-based sexual and reproductive health information where it belongs: in your hands. With verified insights you can trust, you can make decisions about your health that are right for you.


Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is a trusted healthcare provider, educator, and passionate advocate here in the U.S. as well as a strong partner to health and rights organizations around the world. Each year, Planned Parenthood delivers vital sexual and reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people.


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