Missouri Governor Vetoes 72-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

  • Democratic Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri vetoed legislation requiring a woman to wait 72 hours before terminating a pregnancy. Such bills are meant to curb access to abortion, because women often have to travel a long distance and thus make multiple trips over several days. Gov. Nixon said he vetoed the bill because it contained no exemptions for rape and incest victims. [Fox4KC]
  • Supporters of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision have a wonderful idea for women’s birth control: keep their legs closed. [Cosmopolitan]
  • TIME reporter Jessica Roy endured A Voice For Men’s recent “men’s rights” conference in suburban Michigan and lived to tell about it. [TIME]
  • The University of Utah tweaked its fight song to make it more gender neutral. [Star Tribune]
  • Scientists are finally going to study the courtship and sex rituals of the female fruit fly. [The Verge]
  • Religious leaders sent a letter to the White House asking for a religious exemption on upcoming LGBTQ anti-discrimination executive order. The order would ban federal contractors from discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. [The Atlantic]
  • Silicon Valley bigwigs are showing young girls that it’s cool to learn how to code. [Wired]
  • Mainstream media coverage of college’s refusal to address sexual assault on campus seems to have grown only after powerful men entered the conversation. [Columbia Journal Review]
  • Feminist summer camp anyone? [Rabble.ca]

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