Chicago Abortion Death Ruled Accidental

  • The death of Tonya Reaves, 24, from a D&C (Dilation and Curettage) abortion during her 12th week of pregnancy at a Chicago Planned Parenthood has been ruled an accident by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. [Huffington Post]
  • Iconic feminist Gloria Steinem remembers Sally Ride, the first American woman in outer space, who died yesterday. [MAKERS]
  • Also, female space shuttle commanders remember Sally Ride. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • Here’s a kickass piece by Jezebel blogger Erin Gloria Ryan about not blaming James Holmes’ psychotic murdering spree on getting rejected by women. [Jezebel]
  • A bus ad for a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” in Seattle got stickerbombed with a sticker reading “Be advised, this is an anti-choice organization. They will NOT present you with all your legal and medical options. Call Planned Parenthood instead.” [Feministing]
  • More about Gregory Peterson, the Republican fundraiser from Utah, who has been charged with the rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault and kidnapping of four women. [Los Angeles Times]
  • On same-sex couples raising children whose parenthood is not recognized in the eyes of the law. [New York Times]
  • I don’t even know what to say about this. I just don’t. [Politicker]
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