Indiana Advances Bill Requiring 2 Transvaginal Ultrasounds Before & After Abortion, Then Changes It

  • Indiana’s state Senate advanced a bill requiring a woman to get two transvaginal ultrasounds before taking the RU-486 abortion pill, one before and one afterwards. Fortunately, today they dropped that language, saying doctors should perform “appropriate testing” on women two weeks after the abortion pill is taken. Which could mean urine testing … or a transvaginal ultrasound. [Slate, San Francisco Gate]
  • Oh, look, a college that was atrocious to a rape survivor on its campus! We’ve never heard that before. [Jezebel]
  • Republicans are going after Planned Parenthood again. Sigh. [Think Progress]
  • Houston, Texas, is taking initiatives to eliminate its rape kit backlog. [Click2Houston]
  • Meet the women in New York City who have become rare female day laborers following Hurricane Sandy’s devastation. [WomensENews]
  • On how high heels signify status among women. [Sociological Images]
  • Do we need women’s colleges? Yes and no. [Bitch Magazine]
  • On how to find great queer feminist porn. [Autostraddle]


  • A 25-year-old woman in Dehli, India, was shot dead by a man, allegedly for resisting sexual harassment. [IBN Live]
  • Saudi Arabia might not require male and female politicians to be separated by a partition during meetings after all. [AP]
  • On the status of women in Iraq, 10 years on from the war. [Guardian UK]
  • Meet Martha Makuena, who started the first black hair salon in China. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Meet Chhurim Sherpa, 29, of Nepal who has become the first-ever woman to climb Mount Everest twice in one season. [BuzzFeed]

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