South Carolina Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

  • A South Carolina state Senate panel has advanced a bill that justifies a pregnant woman using force against anyone who tries to harm her “unborn child.” Abortion rights supports rightly point out bills like this are a sneaky attempt to criminalize abortion by making a fetus legally recognized as person. (The panel postponed on a separate bill which would actually grant fetuses personhood.) [CBS Local]
  • Here’s what’s wrong and what’s right with the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus Save Act), which dictates how colleges must report sexual violence crimes. [Feministing]
  • This woman had to lie and say she was raped in order to get an abortion in Brazil, where nearly all pregnancy terminations are illegal. [Cosmopolitan]
  • On the 40 pregnant women who are being held at immigration detention centers. [Racialicious]
  • Major League Baseball is trying to pretend three days — yes, three days — off is paternity leave. [Slate]
  • Andrea Grimes has a fascinating piece about an anti-abortion “abolitionist” named Jered Ragon. [RH Reality Check]
  • Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of civil rights activist and NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers, spoke recently about her husband’s 1963 assassination. []
  • Meet Samantha Harris, Australia’s first international indigenous model. [BBC]
  • British novelist Sue Townsend, author of the Adrian Mole series, has died at 68. [BBC]