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Erbe' Response to Negative Article

June 09, 2014 Host Bonnie Erbe' on set


Here's my retort to what is on its face a partisan distortion (to put it diplomatically) of my views. One Mr. David Neiwert, writing for the Southern Poverty Law Center, produced an article on June 7, 2014, retweeted and posted by Salon.com. It began: "Bonnie Erbe, the longtime host of the Public Broadcasting Service’s “To The Contrary” program, has long been a proponent of dubious claims that immigration depletes natural resources and worsens global warming, as well as an apologist for the anti-immigrant Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). So it was not really a surprise when CIS awarded Erbe its annual journalism prize this year for her “reporting on immigration’s effects on health care, poverty, and natural resources, as well as on birth tourism.”

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Home Births; Pope Francis; Hillary Clinton & World Bank

June 06, 2014 Home Births:  Pope Francis: The pontiff says couples should have children, not raise pets. Hillary Clinton & World Bank: Clinton and other leaders weigh in on the economic advantages of empowering women. PANEL: Erin Matson; Karin Agness; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Linda Chavez

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss home births, Pope Francis's latest comments, and how women's empowerment can boost the economy

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Erin Matson; Karin Agness; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); and Linda Chavez.

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Why are Smart Women Waiting Until the Onset of Menopause to Try to Have Kids?

May 27, 2014

By Miriam Zoll

 In a recent PBS “To the Contrary”show about the infertility industry, host Bonnie Erbe` asked: Why did Miriam Zoll wait until age 40 to try to become a mother?

Here is Zoll’s response.

Over the last four decades, we emancipated daughters of America have been taught that we have the power to control our destinies. Programs like the Ms. Foundation for Women’s original “Take Our Daughters To Work Day,” which I helped co-produce, reinforced the notion that we could grow up to be just about anything­­––from astronauts to doctors, to lawyers or plumbers. With abortion and contraceptives legally accessible, we believed from an early age that we could control our reproduction, too. If the Pill could help us prevent unwanted pregnancy, surely we could just as easily manifest a wanted pregnancy whenever we were ready. If we encountered obstacles, well, there was always reproductive medicine like in-vitro fertilization (I.V.F.) to save the day. 

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Jill Abramson; GOP Women; Women's History Museum

May 16, 2014

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss: what Jill Abramson’s firing means for women in media; why more Republican women don’t run for office; the National Women’s History Museum.

On the panel this week joining host  Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); former Pres. Women’s Campaign Fund Sam Bennett; Republican Strategist Mercedes Vianna Schlap; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy


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Nigerian Schoolgirls; Teen Pregnancy Lows; Infertility

May 09, 2014

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the US’s response to the abduction of the Nigerian schoolgirls, new lows in teen pregnancy, and the fertility industry. On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Women Thrive Co-founder Ritu Sharma; Republican Strategist Rina Shah; NPR Radio Host Avis Jones-DeWeever; and Republican Strategist Bettina Inclan. Click read more to see what they had to say!

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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