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The surprising political history of abortion in America; how the language of the abortion debate impacts us all; state lawmakers are tightening the rules around how doctors communicate with their patients about abortion; and more.

1. Jill Lapore [@Dahlialithwick], staff writer at the New Yorker and professor of American history at Harvard, on how the American debate about abortion became so politicized.

2. Sherri Chessen, former star of the 1960s hit children’s show Romper Room, on the story of her own abortion and the media firestorm that surrounded it.

3. WNYC’s Mary Harris [@marysdesk] with Utah-based OB-GYN Dr. Leah Torres [@LeahNTorres] and others on the state rules that determine what medical professionals can and can’t say to patients seeking abortions.

4. Sociologist Dorothy Roberts [@DorothyERoberts] on how the term “pro-choice” has limited the abortion rights movement and created problems for those looking to advance women’s health.