Pro-Choice Activist Secretly Tapes “Crisis Pregnancy Center” Counselor Lying

  • Kate, a 24-year-old pro-choice activist, went undercover at a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” in Cleveland and secretly taped the counselor doling out medically inaccurate advice, like how emergency contraception could cause her to “hemorrhage” and “is like having an abortion.” It’s absolutely outrageous the way the counselor completely lies to her! You have to watch these videos, they’re insane. How scary is it that plenty of women go to CPCs because they think they will receive real, actual, medically unbiased reproductive health counseling? [Salon]
  • Singer India.Arie addresses the controversy from earlier in the year that suggested she lightened her dark skin on the cover of her new single, “Cocoa Butter.” [Madame Noire]
  • Why does anyone give a shit if Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard knits? [Guardian UK]
  • An episode of “Good Luck Charlie” on the Disney Channel will feature of pair of same-sex moms. [TV Guide]
  • On how home care workers — a predominantly female group — are still waiting for legal protections that guarantee them minimum wage and overtime pay. [Think Progress]
  • Blogger Maria Bustillos from The Awl tried and failed to defend the Kickstarter pickup artist Ken Hoinsky. [Slate]
  • On how fat women are still being ignored by fashion companies. [Feministing]


  • CBC News had obtained documents finding that the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin have been linked to the deaths of 23 women in Canada, mostly from blood clots. [CBC]
  • British feminist activist Kat Banyard is campaigning to get Tesco and other major retailer to stop selling lad mags like Maxim. [Guardian UK]
  • Amnesty International has condemned homophobia and physical attacks on LGBTQ folks in Africa. [BBC]

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