Texas Wants To Ban Doctors From Even Talking About Abortion

  • Yes, seriously: Texas wants to ban doctors from even talking about — or as Texas puts it, “promoting” — abortion as an option.  Some people really believe ignorance is a good thing, huh? [Dallas Observer]
  • Mississippi’s only abortion clinic will be kept open longer that originally thought after a judge has extended a block on a law that aimed to close it July 1. [CNNBBC]
  • Jane Lynch and Billie Jean King are supporting LPAC, a lesbian super-PAC that will provide financial packing to lesbian political candidates. [Huffington Post]
  • The Green Party’s nominee Jill Stein has revealed her running mate will be Cheri Honkala, a homeless activist with the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. [Time]
  • A pregnant lesbian and her girlfriend were asked to leave a Kentucky park because they were kissing. [Queerty]
  • You don’t have to talk about your abortion if you don’t want to, writes Lindsay Beyerstein at In These Times. But hey, if you want to talk about your abortion, that’s cool, too. [In These Times]
  • On those teen girls who are lobbying Teen Vogue to present a more authentic depiction of women. [New York Times]
  • Blogger Amanda Marcotte at XX Factor explains why more policy experts are not female. [Slate]
  • Think Progress blogger Alyssa Rosenberg says Amy Poehler’s “Smart Girls At The Party” videos aren’t smart enough. [Think Progress]
  • A new documentary called “The Fire This Time” examines a case of four lesbian women of color who were charged after physically defending themselves from an attack by a man. [Clutch Magazine]
  • On women who don’t care about being considered “wife material.” [Madame Noire]
  • Attention, nerdy girls: our friends over at The Mary Sue are hiring a new editor. Perhaps you should apply? [The Mary Sue]
  • Activists in Kabul, Afghanistan, took to the streets to protest the murder of a 22-year-old woman by the Taliban for adultery. [Guardian UK]
  • Saudi Arabia claims rumors that it won’t send any women to the 2012 London Olympics are BS. The country claims it is willing to send women to compete, but can’t find any Olympians talented enough to do so. [BBC]
  • Women in China are hitting a glass ceiling in the arena of political leadership. [New York Times]
  • Philanthropist Melinda Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has challenged the Vatican, telling them that women in Africa and Asia will soon ignore the church’s teachings on birth control. [Guardian UK]
  • The Church of England has postponed a vote on female bishops. [Guardian UK]
  • Frances O’Grady has been elected president of the TUC, a union umbrella in the UK. [Guardian UK]
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