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Today’s Lady News: Meet The Mom Who Chose An Abortion At 29 Weeks

  • Meet Dana Weinstein of Rockville, Maryland, the mother of a young son who had a late-term abortion when she learned the daughter she was pregnant with was missing part of her brain. At 29 weeks into her pregnancy, a sonogram revealed that “Baby W” would have physical and mental impairments for life, if she even survived birth. Because she had difficulty finding a doctor who could perform a late-term abortion in the D.C.-area, she had to fly to Boulder, Colorado, and stay there for one week; she racked up over $17K in medical bills, plus airfare and the hotel. Weinstein bravely spoke to Mother Jones about her late-term abortion because she is concerned about how increasing assaults on reproductive rights could affect women and families who befall the same tragedy that she has. [Mother Jones]

  • All-women’s university Peace College in North Carolina has decided to change its name and admit male students next year. [WRAL]
  • The documentary about Sarah Palin, “The Undefeated,” is headed to pay-per-view and DVD in hopes it gains a wider audience. What is wrong, America? Why don’t you want to see this movie? [Hollywood Reporter]
  • “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, will officially end on September 20. Hooray! [NYmag.com Daily Intel]
  • Catherine Cook, age 21, has just sold her tech startup, MyYearbook, for $100 million. [Business Insider]
  • Meet Margaret Cho’s top five favorite female comics — including my favorite, Fortune Feimster from “Chelsea Lately”! [Big Think]
  • Surprise: Misstallica and Lez Zepplin are all-girl metal tribute bands. [New York Times]
  • Linda Christian, the first ever Bond girl, died on Friday at age 87. Christian starred in the 1954 made-for-TV version of “Casino Royale” and later starred in “The V.I.P.s” in 1963 with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. [People]

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