Bodily Autonomy - Robin Utz

“I google... and what stares me back in the face is '80% to 90% fatal.'”

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Bodily Autonomy

This week, we feature two stories about women forced to make tough choices about their health. This episode is hosted by Sarah Austin Jenness.


Robin Utz

Jill Chenault

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Stories in this Episode

Loving Grace

by Robin Utz

Robin Utz comes to face the hardships of pregnancy and love.

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Mine And Mine Alone

by Jill Chenault

Jill has an abortion and receives some unexpected advice. 

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Extras From This Episode

Bodily Autonomy Extras

Robin Utz

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Robin and Jim on their wedding day.

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Robin and her husband, Jim, at the Wilbur Theatre where Robin shared her story.

A special note from Robin. She writes:

I would love to give a shoutout to my best friend and husband, Jim, our families, and all of our amazing friends and family that really carried us through this experience - from Internet infertility communities to friends we hadn't spoken to in years that came out of the woodwork to fill our home with cards, flowers and meals, and our texts and inboxes full of words of love and support. And in some cases, filling our days with tear-filled meals, and puzzles and tea.

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Robin's daughter Hannah, a dedicated Moth fan!

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Robin and Hannah.

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Robin's husband Jim and their daughter Hannah.

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Robin and Hannah out on a rainy day.

Jill Chenault

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Jill and her family.

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Jill and her family.

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Jill's Father in 2005.

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Jill and her father in 2007.