Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Suggests Pregnant Rape Victims “Make The Best Out Of A Bad Situation”

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Rick Santorum talks to Piers Morgan
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  • Rick Santorum visited Piers Morgan on Friday night and got to talking about abortion and everything he wants to do with your uterus. His cruel comments about how women who are pregnant as a result of rape — it’s a “gift” from God, y’all — are presented without comment (emphasis mine): “… [Y]ou can make the argument that if she doesn’t have this baby, if she kills her child, that that, too, could ruin her life. And this is not an easy choice. I understand that. As horrible as the way that that son or daughter and son was created, it still is her child. And whether she has that child or doesn’t, it will always be her child. And she will always know that. And so to embrace her and to love her and to support her and get her through this very difficult time, I’ve always, you know, I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you. As you know, we have to, in lots of different aspects of our life. We have horrible things happen. I can’t think of anything more horrible. But, nevertheless, we have to make the best out of a bad situation.” [Think Progress]
  • Washington state’s legislature has enough votes to legalize same-sex marriage, following a change of position today by state senator Mary Margaret Haugen (D). If Governor Chris Gregoire signs the bill, as he she is expected to, Washington will be the seventh state to legalize gay marriage. [Washington Post]
  • “60 Minutes” journalist Lara Logan spoke to The New York Daily News about the nearly-one year that has passed since she was sexually assaulted while covering the political uprising in Egypt’s Tahrir Square. [New York Daily News]
  • The 10 most controversial Barbie dolls. [The Daily Beast]
  • Filmmaker Rory Kennedy discusses “Ethel,” a documentary about her mother, Ethel Kennedy, widow of RFK following his 1968 assassination. [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Meet female sommeliers who are making waves in New York City’s male-dominated wine community. [New York Daily News]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Meet Golshifteh Farahani, a 28-year-old actress and musician, who posed in France’s Madame Le Figaro magazine with her hands covering her breasts and is now living in exile for having angered the government. [The Daily Beast]
  • A psychiatrist at a clinic in Sydney, Australia, has been accused of sexually assaulting two female patients under his care for eating disorders. [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • Taiwan is offering cash incentives to boost its population rate. It’s also encouraging matchmaking trips for singles so they’ll couple up. [Guardian UK]
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