Women's Health Issues

Panelists talked about women’s health care accessibility and the government’s role in the funding of reproductive… read more

Panelists talked about women’s health care accessibility and the government’s role in the funding of reproductive services. Some of the issues they discussed the affordability of contraceptives, “personhood” initiatives in some states, religious issues, the use of birth control as a politically partisan issue, and Planned Parenthood. The panelists also answered questions from audience members about “botched abortions” being performed by Planned Parenthood, health risks associated with birth control, the dangers of government extension of power, and alternatives to traditional contraception such as natural family planning. 

One of the panelists, Sandra Fluke, received national attention after she was barred from testifying at a House Oversight Committee hearing on insurance companies' coverage of contraception, and was the subject of derogatory comments by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Charles Curran Professor Southern Methodist University->Human Values
  • Linda Eads Associate Provost Southern Methodist University
  • Sandra K. Fluke Student (Former) Georgetown University Law Center
  • Ken Lambrecht President and CEO Planned Parenthood Federation of America->North Texas
  • Karen Thomas Professor Southern Methodist University
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Women's Health Issues

Program ID:
Public Affairs Event
Dallas, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Oct 1, 2012
Last Aired:
Nov 5, 2012

Airing Details

  • Oct 01, 2012 | 11:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 02, 2012 | 6:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 09, 2012 | 3:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 09, 2012 | 11:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 05, 2012 | 12:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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