Will Mississippi Become The First State Without An Abortion Clinic?

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  • On July 1, Mississippi’s only surviving abortion clinic may shut down after a new law goes into effect requiring doctors at the clinic to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. This will likely make it impossible for the clinic to continue operating because three out of four of the clinic’s doctors live out of state, in part to avoid harassment by local anti-abortion protestors. Siiiigh. But no worries: coat hanger abortions are no biggie.  [New York Times]
  • The Marine Corps released its plan today to hold troops accused of sexual assault, as well as their commanders, more accountable for their behavior. [Stars & Stripes]
  • Meet Keith Mason and his wife Jennifer, the forces behind Personhood USA, a group that seeks to change the legal status of a fetus to a “person,” thereby criminalizing all abortion and possibly birth control. [The Daily Beast]
  • Former CNN/NBC anchor Campbell Brown wrote a pretty annoying op-ed for The New York Times this weekend that criticized Planned Parenthood.  [Politico]
  • Four Orthodox Jewish men in Brooklyn have been charged with trying to intimidate and bribe an alleged sexual abuse victim to take back testimony against a man who allegedly sexually abused her from ages 12 to 15. [JTA, New York Times]
  • Suze Orman from CNBC spells out the economics of marriage inequality. [Queerty]
  • Why young single men are the solution to the “women having it all” problem. [Forbes]
  • Are female sexual dominants more favorably depicted in popular culture? [Bitch Magazine]
  • A documentary film about Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, made by their own grandson, could be on the way. [The Root]
  • Meet Anna and Rachel Otto, the 15-year-old twin sisters from Virginia whose video, “Occupy Wall Street, Day 23,” won them a CNN iReport Award. [Raw Story]
  • Who are the best female authors of science fiction and fantasy? [After Ellen]
INTERNATIONAL
  • Saudi Arabia has released a statement saying it looks forward to seeing the country’s female athletes participate in London’s 2012 Olympics. It has been thus far unclear whether the deeply restrictive Islamic country would allow women to compete. [ESPN]
  • How life is growing increasingly difficult for women living under the North Korea regime. [New York Times]
  • Meet Thora Arnorsdottir, a broadcast journalist who is running for president of Iceland. She launched her campaign while seven months pregnant! [Guardian UK]
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