Congressional Republicans Willing To Let Government Shutdown Over Birth Control In Obamacare

  • What’s more important: letting your boss refuse to cover your birth control pills in your health care plan or the jobs of 800,000 federal workers? You guessed right — it’s your boss’s input on your family planning decisions! Oh, Lord, I just can’t anymore with Republicans. [CNN, Washington Post]
  • India is looking to more closely regulate its surrogacy industry, in which low-income women are hired to carry a pregnancy to term for couples in wealthier parts of the world. [New York Daily News]
  • Arizona has asked the Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court ruling that the AZ ban on abortion after 20 weeks in unconstitutional. [RH Reality Check]
  • Six teenagers in Stockholm, Sweden have been cleared in the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl. [The Local]
  • Is it true that little boys won’t watch TV shows or movies with little girl heroines? [Slate]
  • The Classic Italian Cook Book author Marcella Hazan and 2000 recipient of the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award has died at 89. [Gothamist]
  • Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for her advocacy on behalf of girls’ education, received a humanitarian award at Harvard University. [Harvard Crimson]
  • What the lawsuit against Alanis Morrisette by her former nanny tells us about labor protections for at-home caregivers. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • Pioneering ecologist and environmental activist Dr. Ruth Patrick has died at 105. [New York Times via The Mary Sue]
  • How YouTube is failing women. [The Daily Dot]
  • Ladies: you can have your ovaries “reawakened” if you go through early menopause! [BBC]
  • Women are still worried that taking maternity leave hurts their career, according to a new study. []

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