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Today’s Lady News: New Hampshire Planned Parenthood Stops Dispensing Birth Control

  • Planned Parenthood of New Hampshire has stopped dispensing birth control because of budgetary issues. The state government, upset that Planned Parenthood clinics provide abortions, naturally yanked funding from the clinics, preventing them from providing services which could prevent women from having abortions. It makes so much sense. [Concord Monitor]
  • The New York Post‘s “scoop” that the hotel maid who accused ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was actually a prostitute is looking hella fishy. [Washington Post]
  • Why won’t the mainstream media call abortion clinic violence what it is: terrorism? [Slate]

  • The state of Illinois is abandoning its contract with Catholic Charities’ adoption and foster care services because the church won’t comply with the state’s civil union laws. [Think Progress]
  • Police say a three-year-old girl was fatally shot by a stray bullet in Detroit when two neighbors fought outside. What the f**k, people. [The Grio]
  • Are weaves unethical? [Clutch Magazine]
  • Tina Brown has featured women on the cover of Newsweek six times since she became editor in chief 14 issues ago. In the 14 issues prior to Brown’s hiring, only one woman graced the cover. [Romensko]
  • Why women should be more arrogant. [Big Think]
  • Meet the 47 women who have made the trip to outer space. [Ms. Magazine]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Chile’s government is crafting a bill to recognize civil unions. [Bloomberg]
  • Afghan women who are victims of sexual assault have no hope of justice. [Al Jazeera]

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