Episode 76: “Hey boss, will you approve my IUD?”

This week cellmates Moji, Marie and Lizz break down the latest case before SCOTUS as they hear arguments on the  bullshit notion that your boss should have a say about your birth control. Plus we look at a win in the bluegrass state, what lack of abortion access means for pregnant folks in Africa and an interview with co-owner of the Dupont Clinic, Maritza Arias- Basemore on the challenges of providing later abortions during Covid-19 

Gathered in the Sleeper Cell

Lizz Winstead @lizzwinstead

Moji Alawode-El @mojilocks

Marie Khan @mkhanj 


LINK TO SHOW NOTES (link goes to pod post on website where all this info lives)


US Supreme Court Broadcasting Discussions

Birth Control access on deck- https://www.npr.org/2020/05/03/848317039/listen-live-



Quick Hits

Kentucky Abortion Access Lives to See Another Day- https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/kentuckys-democratic-governor-vetoes-abortin-legislation-70340802

International Contexts: Abortion Care in Africa https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/05/04/coronavirus-africa-abortion-access/

Marie Stopes International: https://www.mariestopes.org/support-us/donate/

Meaty Story: The Interview

Maritza Arias Basemore, co-founder / manager of one of the few independent clinics in the United States providing third trimester care, in Washington, DC, 

DuPont Clinic- https://dupontclinic.com/

Six Degrees of Abortion:

Murder hornets have come to the US

Murder hornets are here > Univeristy of Minnesota, Lizz’s alma mater, is doing critical research to help the US bee population > Lizz’s sister is a University of Minnesota grant writer getting these research funds > And her sister donates to AAF


Fund Practical Support Organizations and Abortion Funds!

Midwest Access Coalition- https://midwestaccesscoalition.org/pages/donate

Kentucky Health Justice Network- http://www.kentuckyhealthjusticenetwork.org/donate.html

National Abortion Federation- https://prochoice.org/about-naf/support-naf/

Tune in to Phyllis- we have a new Schlaftershow episode dropping THIS WEEK!


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