Today’s Lady News: Crisis Pregnancy Centers Tell Jewish Woman To Convert

  • A new report on so-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” which masquerade as women’s health clinics but are really focused on dissuading women from having abortions, found that “one Jewish investigator who posed as a pregnant woman was told at five centers she wouldn’t go to heaven unless she converted to Christianity and that one volunteer challenged her to become a ‘born-again virgin.'”  And these groups get our tax dollars! It’s the bestest! [Think Progress, Pro-Choice NC]
  • Wannabe GOP presidential contender Herman Cain bragged that he would sign an anti-abortion constitutional amendment into law. Too bad for him that presidents don’t sign amendments to the Constitution. It would probably behoove someone who is running for president to have a basic understanding of how government works, don’t you think? [Politico]
  • Los Angeles County will be reaching out to lesbians and gays to be adoptive and foster parents during November, which is National Adoption Month. [San Francisco Gate
  • The Florida Family Foundation is raising a fuss over a commercial about The Trevor Helpline, a phone line for gay and questioning youth, that aired on Teen Nick. [ONTD]
  • On abortion politics and the “what if I hadn’t been born?” question. [XX Factor]
  • Pregnancy is often written about in language that suggests it is a disease, a feminist blogger has noted. [Bitch Magazine]
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