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Today’s Lady News: North Carolina’s Ultrasound Before Abortion Law Challenged

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  • The ACLU and several other rights groups have filed a lawsuit against North Carolina’s new state law requiring a pregnant woman receive an ultrasound and hear an explanation about the fetus’ stage of development before terminating a pregnancy. The lawsuit argues that its unethical for abortion providers to require women to listen to “state-mandated ideological speech.” The bill had been vetoed by NC’s Governor Beverly Perdue, a Democrat, but the veto was overturned by the state’s Republican-led legislature. [Feminist.org]
  • A photograph of a woman holding a sign reading “Woman is the n**ger of the world” (a lyric from a John Lennon/Yoko Ono song) at New York City’s SlutWalk protest this weekend is prompting a continued discussion about the women’s movement and race. [Racialicious]
  • A so-called “study” by two professors at religious universities claiming sexual orientation can be changed after undergoing years in a ministry program is being challenged as biased. [CNN]
  • If we’ve got any Yalies reading The Frisky, tonight the Yale Political Union is hosting a debate on the topic “College Sexual Culture Endangers Women.” If anyone checks it out, share your thoughts on it in the comments. [Feministe]
  • On the portrayal of women in country music. [Bitch Magazine]
  • Blogger Alyssa Rosenberg at Think Progress asks, what makes a TV show “aimed at women”? [Think Progress]

INTERNATIONAL

  • A contraceptive shot given to women every three months in Africa appears to double their risk for contracting HIV, according to a study published yesterday. [New York Times]
  • Officials in Peru freed 300 women and girls as young as 13 from sex slavery at 50 brothels. [BBC]
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