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What's the role of men post-Roe? This provocatively-titled book has some suggestions

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Halle Parker
Hundreds in New Orleans met in Lafayette Square and marched to City Hall to protest the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022.

The midterm elections are coming up, and across the county, abortion feels like a central voting issue. But while many of the most visible pro-choice voices come from women, some are beginning to offer ideas for the role of men in reproductive health.

Gabrielle Blair, award-winning creator of the Design Mom blog, tells us about her new book, Ejaculate Responsibly. We learn how this provocatively-titled series of arguments offers some ideas for male accountability in preventing unwanted pregnancies. Then, WWNO’s Public health reporter Rosemary Westwood joins us for more on the state of abortion access in Louisiana.

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Ejaculate Responsibly by Gabrielle Blair

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Karl Lengel has returned to New Orleans to serve as WWNO’s local host for All Things Considered, a post he held here pre-Katrina. Besides radio, Karl has had a long theatrical career too; read on to learn all about our talented and versatile announcer!
Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WRKF from KUNC in Northern Colorado, where she worked as a radio producer for the daily news magazine, Colorado Edition. She has previously interned for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and The Documentary Group in New York City.