Wisconsin Judge Blocks Abortion Law

  • A federal judge in Wisconsin temporarily blocked an aspect of a new law restricting abortion which would require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of the clinics.  A similar restriction is in the anti-abortion bill currently under debate in Texas. [NYMag.com]
  • The ACLU filed a lawsuit today seeking to overturn Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage. [NBC Philadelphia]
  • Six tips for discussing Muslim women during Ramadan. [Racialicious]
  • Meet Sarah Thomas, 39, who is set to become the NFL’s first-ever female referee. [Concord Monitor]
  • Our Hitched columnist Andrea Grimes interviewed a woman who got kicked out of the Texas abortion hearings yesterday for correctly pointing out that one of the anti-choice lawmakers bragging about being a doctor is an opthalmologist, not a reproductive medicine specialist. [RH Reality Check]
  • A bill to protect domestic workers, who are primarily women working as home caregivers, nannies and housekeepers, failed in Oregon … [RH Reality Check]
  • … meanwhile, wages are falling fastest in fields dominated by women. [Think Progress]
  • HBO is producing a documentary about the court battle over Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California. [New York Times]
  • This woman survived domestic minor sex trafficking as a teenager and now works to protect other young women from being manipulated by sexual predators online. [xoJane]

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