Today’s Lady News: Indiana Politician Regrets Comments Associating The Girl Scouts With Planned Parenthood

  • Indiana Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) has admitted that calling the Girl Scouts the “tactical arm of Planned Parenthood” was perhaps a bit “inflammatory.” You think? [Queerty
  • A judge in Dallas, TX is refusing to marry straight couples because, as a lesbian, it’s not a right afforded to her. “I’m sorry I don’t perform marriage ceremonies, because clearly the state does not have marriage equality and until it does I’m not going to partially apply the law to one group and not apply it to another group of people,” said Judge Tonya Parker. “It doesn’t seem right for me to perform ceremonies for people that can’t be performed for me.” [Uptown]
  • Florida’s state House Health and Human Services Committee has advanced a bill to require a 24-hour waiting period for a woman seeking an abortion and to also require the owners of new abortion clinics to be doctors who specialized in abortion procedures during their residency. Women in Florida are already required to have an ultrasound before terminating a pregnancy. [Palm Beach Post
  • Mississippi’s governor told a news conference, hosted by an anti-abortion network, that he’ll support several anti-abortion bills  in the legislature, including one that would require a woman to undergo an ultrasound. [Coschocton Tribune]
  • Women are more likely than men to restrict privacy, be cautious about what they post on social media and to “unfriend” or “unfollow” others, according to a new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project of the Pew Research Center. [Forbes]