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Wyoming Introduces “Fetal Heartbeat” Bill To Further Restrict Abortion

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  • Republicans in Wyoming state legislature have introduced a “fetal heartbeat” bill that would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Currently, Wyoming’s law bans abortions after the fetus has “reached viability,” which is generally around 23 weeks. But a fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, which would drastically affect women’s choices.  [Think Progress]
  • On Planned Parenthood’s decision to turn move away from using the terms “pro-life” and “pro-choice.” [BuzzFeed]
  • This mom found that her 2nd grader was asked to read a story in school which glorified kidnapping and rape, so she confronted the elementary school. [AlterNet]
  • On life as a transgender parent. [Psychology Today]
  • Depressing: most Americans born after the Roe vs. Wade decision don’t know it’s about abortion. [Think Progress]
  • How New York City is encouraging the growth of women-owned businesses. [Forbes]
  • On feminist musicals. [Ms. Magazine]
  • The 10 most awesome female engineers from science fiction. [io9]
  • Eight women-lead historical TV series that could totally work. [The Mary Sue]

INTERNATIONAL

  • A Russian court has turned down a plea from one of the jailed women from Pussy Riot, who is serving a two-year sentence, to serve out the rest of her sentence when her five-year-old son is older. [BBC]
  • Sri Lanka’s president has fired the country’s first-ever female chief justice. [Al Jazeera]
  • On women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. [The Atlantic]
  • On how girls’ education links with maternal mortality. [Half The Sky]

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