Colorado Is Considering “Fetal Personhood” Bill To Ban Abortion

todays lady news
  • Colorado’s state legislature is considering a “fetal personhood” bill which would classify a fertilized egg as a “human being.” Such a bill would ban all abortions and possibly ban emergency contraception, including in cases of rape and incest. [KDVRThink Progress]
  • Oh, look, yet another depressing study about how women’s perceived inability to do math is a lifelong stereotype! [New York Times]
  • Awesomeness: a fashion company called Betabrand is using women with Ph.D.s instead of regular models to display their clothes. [BuzzFeed]
  • Check out this map displaying the decrease in abortion access throughout the state of Texas. [RH Reality Check]
  • Iraqi women protested this weekend against a proposed law that would legalize marital rape and child marriage. [Reuters]
  • Ashley Nicole, a model and the girlfriend of a Miami Dolphin’s player, was blasted for posting a picture of herself breastfeeding her newborn son on her Instagram. [The Root]
  • West Virginia’s state legislature passed a bill over the weekend banning abortion after 20 weeks. However, the state’s Democratic governor is unsure whether he will sign the bill into law. [New York Times]
  • A new study found that 50 percent of twenty-something women would rather have a down payment on a house than an engagement ring. [Jezebel]
  • Ukraine’s topless feminist group FEMEN are “recruiting” in America. [NYmag.com The Cut]
  • The UN’s Commission on the Status of Women convenes this week. Here’s what they’ll be discussing. [Feminist.org]
  • On Black men bending gender in fashion. [The Root]
  • Alexis Hunter, a feminist artist whose work sounded completely rad, died last month. [Guardian UK]

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