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47 minutes | 6 days ago
How Lila Rose Challenged Abortion Industry and Became a Voice for Unborn
Lila Rose first began investigating abortion clinics as a college student in California more than a decade ago. She says she quickly discovered that Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, "covers up child sexual abuse."As founder and president of the pro-life organization Live Action, Rose, now 32, has conducted countless undercover investigations into Planned Parenthood clinics. She joins the "Problematic Women" podcast today to discuss her new book "Fighting For Life: Becoming a Force for Change in a Wounded World" and how she became passionate about the pro-life movement.Also on today's show, we discuss a recent court case over Idaho's Fairness in Women's Sports Act. And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | 13 days ago
Nikki Haley Shares Perspective on Greatest Challenges Facing America Today
America is facing a number of great challenges at home and abroad. Our colleague Rachel del Guidice recently had the opportunity to talk with former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley about some of the most pressing issues facing the nation today. They cover everything from the upcoming Beijing Olympics to why IDs are so important to secure elections. We are so excited to share their conversation on “Problematic Women” today. Also on today’s show, Rachel joins us to discuss her recent trip to the U.S. Mexico border. She tells us what she saw at the border and shares stories from the people she spoke with. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week!”Click here to watch The Daily Signal documentary about track athlete Selina Soule. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | 20 days ago
Sarah Parshall Perry Explains Hidden Agenda in Left’s New Hate Crime Bill
The Senate is expected to vote soon on a bill touted as targeting hate crimes against Asian Americans. The legislation, authored by Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., has not received widespread conservative support. Why would Republicans not support a bill to address hate crimes? Because the bill's agenda extends far beyond its name, says Sarah Parshall Perry, a legal fellow in the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. (The Daily Signal is Heritage's multimedia news organization.)Perry joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss the progressive aims in the bill and the similarities between the so-called COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act and Democrats' hotly contested Equality Act. Perry also discusses an important federal court victory for free speech on college campuses. Also on today’s show, Kelsey Bolar, senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum and senior news producer at The Daily Signal, explains why she is concerned about United Airlines’ announcement that 50% of new pilots it trains either will be women or people of color. And as always, we’ll crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”Follow the links below to learn more about Georgia’s new election law.4 Myths About the Election Integrity Law in GeorgiaWhat to Expect at Senate Panel’s Hearing on Election Integrity Law Cast as ‘Jim Crow’And follow the link below to read Kelsey’s piece about United Airlines.United Airlines Promises To Train Pilots Based On Their Sex And Skin Color See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | a month ago
The Dark Truth About Chemical Abortions, Explained
A chemical abortion is a two-pill regimen that ends the life of the baby and poses health risks to the mother. The deaths of 24 women have been "associated with the abortion pill,” Melanie Israel, a research associate in The Heritage Foundation's DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society, says. Israel joins the show to discuss her recent research paper, “Chemical Abortion: A Review,” which provides extensive information on the history and risks of chemical abortions. Also on today’s show, we talk about a new petition to force a House vote on a bill to require medical care for babies who survive an abortion procedure. Plus, we break down what you need to know about the controversy over singer Taylor Swift’s new album “Fearless (Taylor’s Version).” And as always, we’ll crown our Problematic Woman of the Week.Listen to the podcast below or read the lightly edited transcript.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | a month ago
‘Goal Is to Protect Children,’ Lead Sponsor of Arkansas’ Transgender Bill Says
Arkansas has just become the first state in the country to pass legislation protecting minors from being prescribed puberty blockers or gender-hormone treatments, or from receiving gender-change surgery.Arkansas state Rep. Robin Lundstrum, the lead sponsor for the bill, joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain why the passage of the legislation is a victory for children and families. Lundstrum also explains why she thinks the bill has faced so much opposition from the political left. Also on today’s show, we talk with Heritage Foundation senior adviser and spokesperson Genevieve Wood about Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta after the passage of the new election integrity law in Georgia. Wood also discusses a now-deleted Easter tweet from Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., and why the grocery store chain Publix is speaking out against “60 Minutes.” And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | a month ago
Greatest Misperception About Guns Is They Are Unsafe, Firearms Shop Owner Geneva Solomon Says
Geneva Solomon is the co-owner of Redstone Firearms in California. Solomon and her husband not only sell firearms at their shop, they also educate and train individuals in gun safety. Solomon joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to explain how she became passionate about gun ownership and safety. She also discusses her recent Congressional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and why universal background checks will not lead to less gun violence. Also on today’s show, Heritage Foundation education fellow Lindsey Burke joins us to explain a big win for West Virginia families seeking to make their own choices about their child’s education. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week!” Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
America’s National Defense Is Also Women’s Issue, Sen. Joni Ernst Says
The Biden administration's reported decision to hold America’s defense budget flat for the next fiscal year is concerning, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, says. Ernst served in the U.S. military for more than 23 years before becoming a senator. Today, as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Ernst is committed to promoting policies that strengthen the nation’s military. The Iowa Republican, who in November won re-election to a second term, joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss America’s military readiness and what’s happening at America’s southern border. Also on today’s show, Kelsey Bolar, a senior policy analyst at the Independent Women’s Forum, joins the show to discuss a brand new Daily Signal documentary she is producing.And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | 2 months ago
One Female Powerlifter’s Fight to Defend Women’s Sports
Beth Stelzer walked into her first powerlifting competition expecting to encounter a room full of individuals who were there to support strong women. Instead, a biological male who "identified" as a woman distracted from the competition by protesting throughout the event because he was not permitted to compete with the women.As a result of the experience, Stelzer took action to protect women’s sports from transgender athletes. Stelzer is the founder of Save Women’s Sports, an organization dedicated to protecting the right of every woman and girl to compete on a level playing field. Stelzer joins “Problematic Women” to discuss President Joe Biden’s recent executive order that opens the door for biological men to compete in women’s sports.Plus, Inez Stepman, a senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum, joins us to talk about the Grammy Awards and why the blatant sexualization of women does not empower women and girls.And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | 2 months ago
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Is Fighting Back Against Far Left’s Job-Killing Agenda
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., was the first woman ever elected chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. And now, as the ranking Republican on the panel, McMorris Rodgers is pushing back on the far left’s harmful climate policies and fighting to protect American jobs. McMorris Rodgers joins the show to talk about that and to discuss her concerns with new guidelines on reopening schools from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And she breaks down what you need to know about the fight to defend the Hyde Amendment. Also on today’s show, we talk with former Cosmopolitan writer Sue Ellen Browder, author of the book "Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women's Movement" about her journey into and out of progressive feminism. And as always, we will crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.” Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Sen. Marsha Blackburn Fears What Women Stand to Lose If Equality Act Becomes Law
The implications of congressional Democrats' proposed Equality Act are “tremendously disappointing,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., says. The House of Representatives already has passed the legislation, which faces what many Congress-watchers believe will be a closely fought battle in the Senate.The Equality Act would make “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” protected classes under federal civil rights law. This means, for example, that the law would require institutions and individuals to treat transgender women not as biological men who identify as women, but as biological females, giving them access to women’s sports and women’s-only spaces.Blackburn joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss the implications of the legislation becoming the law of the land. She also talks about other issues and shares a bit of her own journey to conservatism. Also on today’s show, Kelsey Bolar, a senior policy analyst at Independent Women's Forum and a contributor to The Daily Signal, talks with track athlete Alanna Smith and Alliance Defending Freedom lawyer Christiana Holcomb about their Connecticut court battle to protect women’s sports from the participation of biological males.And as always, we will crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.” If you want to watch the documentary on Sue Ellen Browder, check it out here. And check out the documentary on Selina Soule here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Adults Must Stop Putting Their Desires Over Children’s Rights, Author Says
The narrative that a child only needs love and safety to thrive is being challenged by Katy Faust, founder of Them Before Us, a nonprofit organization that promotes social policies to protect the rights of children.In her new book, “Them Before Us: Why We Need a Global Children's Rights Movement,” Faust argues that a child needs a stable home with love from both a mother and a father. Faust joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to share her story and why it's critical that the needs of the child play a key role in debates about same-sex parenting, divorce, sperm- or egg-donor children, and so on. Also on today’s show, we discuss Disney’s Lucasfilm decision to cancel actress Gina Carano, and Carano’s recent appearance on "The Ben Shapiro Show” to tell her side of the story.Plus, we share Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James' recent conversation with the Network of Enlightened Women. James discusses how we can balance life’s many demands and what it means to be a strong, conservative woman.And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
What You Need to Know About Coming Abortion Debates
President Joe Biden already has taken action to undo some of the pro-life policies set in place by his predecessor, Donald Trump. It appears likely that Biden and the Democrat-controlled Congress will continue to press a progressive abortion agenda that endangers the unborn, mothers, and American freedoms. Melanie Israel, a Heritage Foundation research associate in the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, joins “Problematic Women” to explain the key pieces of abortion legislation we likely will see debated in the coming months and years. If you, or someone you love, is struggling to overcome the pain of an abortion, check out this resource from Focus on the Family. Plus, Heritage Foundation education expert Lindsey Burke joins the show to discuss the impact that school closures are having on students across America. And as always, we’ll crown our "Problematic Woman of the Week."Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
Marriage and Motherhood Came in Her 40s. Why She Says Timing Was Perfect.
Life doesn't always turn out the way we plan, and sometimes that’s a beautiful thing.Emily Stimpson Chapman, an author, freelance writer, wife, and mom to two—soon to be three—adopted children, has personally experienced the joy of living a life that is different from the one she imagined as a young woman. Chapman joins “Problematic Women” to talk about getting married and becoming a mom in her 40s, and how her faith has affected the choices she has made in life. Buy Chapman's books here. And Read her blog here.Also on today’s show, we break down why the Biden administration’s plan to rejoin the U.N. Human Rights Council is not in America’s best interest.And as always, we’ll be crowning our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
‘Talk Is Cheap,’ New Congresswoman Says About Left's Calls for Unity
Freshman Rep. Beth Van Duyne, R-Texas, says she is committed to focusing on the “meat and potato issues that affect people's daily lives.” Van Duyne was the first female mayor of Irving, Texas, from 2011-2017. Now, she says, she'll draw on her experience in local government to listen to the needs and concerns of Americans and take action.Van Duyne joins the "Problematic Women" podcast to share her personal journey to political office, why she is so committed to the pro-life movement, and how she intends to push back on the far-left agenda of progressive colleagues.Plus, Lyndsey Fifield , Heritage Foundation social media manager, joins the show to talk about pregnancy and preparing for motherhood. And as always, we’ll be crowning our "problematic woman of the week!"Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | 3 months ago
‘This Is an Emergency,’ Feminist Says About Future of Women's Sports
On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed a divisive executive order that could ultimately lead to the end of women’s sports as we know them. The “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation” says, “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports.”The order gives biological males who identify as women a pathway to compete in female sports and enter women’s-only spaces, such as bathrooms. Natasha Chart, the executive director of Women’s Liberation Front, joins “Problematic Women” to explain the implications of Biden’s executive action and why we now face an emergency in the battle to protect women’s athletic opportunities from men. Also on today’s show, we tell you everything you need to know about the 48th annual March for Life. Plus, we share a sneak peak of a new Heritage Foundation video that highlights all the strong conservative women serving in positions of power across America right now. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Here’s What We Can Expect From a Biden Administration
Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States Wednesday. Eager to implement his agenda, Biden signed a number of executive orders after he was sworn into office, beginning the process of undoing former President Donald Trump’s legacy. Jessica Anderson, director of Heritage Action for America, joins the show to share her reactions to Biden’s inaugural address, and her insight on what policies we can expect from a Biden administration. Plus, we welcome our colleague Helena Richardson, director of The Heritage Foundation intern program, to the show to discuss an exciting new way for high school and college students to get involved in public policy. And as always, we’ll be crowning our “problematic woman of the week!”Read Jessica Anderson’s article here.And find out how you can register for the March for Life here. Learn more about The Academy here. Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | 4 months ago
How We Can Keep the Faith in America When Everything Is Shaken
To say that this is a difficult time in our nation’s history might be something of an understatement.For many people, the 2020 election didn’t go as they hoped it would. And now, there is also a tremendous amount of anger and grief over the riot that took place at the Capitol last week. Even though there are calls for unity, we are seeing little done to actually move toward unity as a country.How do we press forward and maintain a strong personal faith through the challenges that lay before us? Charmaine Yoest, the vice president of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation, joins the “Problematic Women” podcast to discuss how we can choose to live out our faith and seek unity in America right now. We also welcome our colleague Michelle Cordero, digital content manager for The Heritage Foundation and host of the “Heritage Explains” podcast, to the show to break down the new season of “The Bachelor.”And as always, we’ll be crowning our "Problematic Woman of the Week."Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | 4 months ago
Inside the Grassroots Effort to Win Georgia’s 2 Senate Runoff Races
Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff appear to have defeated incumbent Republicans Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Sen. David Perdue, giving the Democrats a majority in the U.S. Senate.Georgia’s two runoff elections were required under state law after no candidate received a majority of the votes on Nov. 3.Janae Stracke, the grassroots director of Heritage Action for America, the lobbying arm of The Heritage Foundation, has been on the ground in Georgia for weeks to mobilize voters. Stracke joins "The Problematic Women Podcast" to explain what it takes to run a grassroots campaign effort, and what she heard from voters on the ground in Georgia, who are concerned over the direction in which their state appears to be headed. Plus, we break down a surprisingly pro-life Amazon Prime show, and what you may want to add to your watch list in 2021. And as always, we’ll be crowning our "Problematic Woman of the Week." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | 5 months ago
This Reporter Spent 2020 Covering Riots. Here’s What She Saw.
This year has been strange for all of us, but especially for Shelby Talcott, The Daily Caller’s media reporter and field correspondent. Talcott spent much of 2020 traveling across America to report on the race riots and protests. Today, Talcott joins "Problematic Women" to share what it was like to be in the center of the conflict as businesses were burned and looted, and even her own experience of being arrested at one of the demonstrations. Plus, we discuss the Lifetime Christmas movie “Feliz NaviDAD” with Mario Lopez and why we all love to watch Hallmark and Lifetime movies, despite them being cheesy and predictable. We also crown our “Problematic Women of the Week” and take a moment to recognize that the holidays are a challenging time for many as we remember lost friends and loved ones. And be sure to check out the "Problematic Women" favorite interview of 2020 here. Enjoy the show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56 minutes | 5 months ago
America's Transgender Craze Should Take a Cue From UK
The United Kingdom has long been on the progressive end of the transgender issue, so when they pump the brakes, America should pay attention, says Nicole Russell, a contributor to The Daily Signal.A high court in the United Kingdom recently ruled that children 16 years old and younger cannot be treated with puberty blocking hormone drugs, unless a court specifically rules otherwise.Russell reports extensively on the transgender issue and joins the show to discuss her recent piece breaking down the U.K. court decision. She also explains the media's response to actor Ellen Page, who now wishes to be called Elliot, coming out as transgender, and how the internet plays a big role in encouraging young people to transition.Plus, Dr. Kevin Pham, a Visiting Policy Analyst at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to explain how we can safely date during COVID. And as always, we’ll be crowning our Problematic Woman of the Week!Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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