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Private Right

Private Right is a show about abortion in Alaska, a conservative state with a strong right to choose. Lisa Phu is the host. In this series, you’ll hear Alaskans talk about abortion, and its impact on the state and their lives

Private Right, Episode 3: The Alaska Rescue Project

HOSTED BY: - December 2, 2022

Rebecca Hinsberger was raised thinking the right to abortion was a good thing.  “My mother was a very outspoken supporter of abortion,” she said. “So I grew up in that atmosphere: that abortion was perfectly OK and shouldn’t be stigmatized.” Hinsberger started adulthood this way. She lived in a yoga ashram for six months. She […]

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Private Right, Episode 2: Dr. Brown

HOSTED BY: - November 16, 2022

From the late 1970s to the late ’80s, Dr. carolyn Brown was a gynecologist and obstetrician in Palmer. She delivered thousands of babies, which she was known and praised for. She also performed abortions, which she was known and praised for – and vilified for. She remembers being told, “how bad it was, how evil […]

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Private Right, Episode 1: The ConCon question

HOSTED BY: - November 1, 2022

In the Nov. 8 election, Alaska voters will be asked whether or not to call a constitutional convention.  This is what Ballot Measure 1 will say: “Shall there be a constitutional convention?”  A constitutional convention is a gathering where elected delegates propose changes to the state’s founding document. The delegates could look at anything – […]

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Private Right trailer

HOSTED BY: - November 1, 2022

Private Right from the Alaska Beacon is a show about abortion in Alaska, a conservative state with a strong right to choose. Lisa Phu is the host. In this series, you’ll hear Alaskans talk about abortion, and its impact on the state and their lives.

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