Today’s Lady News: Doctor Recounts What Abortion Was Like Before Roe V. Wade

  • Dr. Waldo Fielding writes about the horrifying complications faced by many women before Roe v. Wade made abortion legal. [NY Times]
  • Need a pick-me-up? Check out That’s What She Said, a blog featuring tons of amazing quotes from women like Maya Angelou, Ursula LeGuin, and Kathleen Hanna. [That’s What She Said]
  • Nancy Pelosi’s reign as Speaker of the House may be over, but the impact of her history-making appointment shouldn’t be forgotten. [Ms.]
  • Remember the fuss made a few years ago over those photos of a then-underage Miley Cyrus in Vanity Fair? One woman wonders why there isn’t similar controversy surrounding Justin Bieber’s VF cover, in which the teenage singer is covered in red lipstick kisses. [Evil Slutophia]

  • Bill Zeller was a computer programmer who was sexually abused when he was young. The effects lasted well into adulthood and Zeller took his own life last weekend. Gizmodo — a blog which had worked with Zeller in the past — has published his suicide note, which explains how the lasting psychological effects of the abuse he endured led to him taking his own life. It’s a powerful reminder of the damage rape and sexual abuse can have on a survivor, be they male or female. (Thanks to reader @_jsw_ for the link!) [Gizmodo]
  • Uh, is this a photo of Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (Sonny Bono’s widow) getting her titty licked by another woman? [Radar Online]
  • Bristol Palin has been offered a gig on a Phoenix radio station — and they swear it’s not a publicity stunt. [The Daily Beast]
  • What makes Sammi from “Jersey Shore” suck so hard? [Jezebel]
  • This is horrifying: Los Angeles police anonymously received 100 hours worth of video footage of four men sexually assaulting at least 10 women who appear to be physically disabled. They are asking for the public’s help in finding the sick f**kers. [CNN]