Today’s Lady News: House Passes “Protect Life Act”

  • Yesterday the House of Representatives passed the “Protect Life Act,” a bill that prohibits federal funds under Obama’s healthcare reform from going towards any health insurance plans that cover abortion services. You should watch Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) statement on this crappy bill here. [Washington Post]
  • People with eating disorders are fighting to have health insurance companies cover treatment of their mental illness the same way it covers treatment for other mental illnesses, like depression. [New York Times]
  • GOP wannabe presidential candidate Mitt Romney said something positive about lesbian and gay couples and adoption rights, sort of. Sigh. [Think Progress]
  • My girlfriend Rachel Maddow said on her show the other night that Republicans are too “laser focused” on criminalizing abortion that they aren’t creating jobs. Tell them, girl! [Reproductive Rights Reality Check]
  • Feministe blogger Jill Filipovic takes to task filmmaker Steven Greenstreet for creating a web site called “Hot Chicks Of Occupy Wall Street.” [Feministe]
  • Oof: look at how cheerleader uniforms have gotten skimpier over the decades. [Business Insider]
  • On anti-feminist and anti-abortion themes in Christian music. [Bitch Magazine]
  • Doris Belack, an actress in “Tootsie” and “Law & Order,” died on Tuesday at age 85. [New York Times]
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