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Ireland’s First Abortion Provider Opens Next Week

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  • A Marie Stopes International women’s reproductive health care clinic — sort of the Planned Parenthood across-the-pond — is opening next week in Belfast, Ireland. The clinic will be the first-ever in Ireland to provide abortions, which are illegal except to save the woman’s life or preserve her health.  [Feministing]
  • Female Marine vets describe an absolutely brutal culture of sexist name calling and sexual harassment. I would love to have our Frisky readers who are in/have been in the armed services weigh in. [Star And Stripes]
  • Are American women better off than we were four years ago? Journal E.J. Graff investigates. [American Prospect] Keep reading »

Candidate Co-Stars With Vaginal Probe In New Campaign Ad

NC Vaginal Probe
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North Carolina's ultrasound-before-abortion law challenged. Read More »
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North Carolina voted to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Read More »
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Whoa.

It’s that time of year where you can’t turn on the television without another campaign ad intoning “… and then Barack Obama ate a live baby.” So I think this ad from North Carolina State Senate candidate Deb Butler is amazing for its understated simplicity: she appears onscreen with a transvaginal ultrasound wand, which her opponent State Sen. Thom Goolsby supported women being required to receive prior to an abortion. (It is currently being challenged in court.) “He wouldn’t dare show you this but this is Goolsby’s contribution to women’s health: a medically unnecessary procedure that is now required by state law,” Butler says, as she holds the vaginal proble. “He promised us his first priority would be jobs, but instead he’s following us into the doctor’s office.” It’s intense for a campaign ad, but is so jarring it works. What do you think of the ad? Tell us in the comments!

(Thanks to commenter LR52185 for the link!) [YouTube via Deb Butler For Senate]

Getting Mauled By A Baby Tiger Is The Cutest Way To Die

Mitik The Baby Walrus
Meet Mitik, the fat, mustachioed orphaned baby walrus. Read More »
Gators In The Pool
You can now swim in the pool with gators at kids' birthday parties. Read More »
Man Jumps In Tiger Cage
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A man jumped into the tiger cage the Bronx Zoo! Read More »
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Tony The Tiger Loves To Swim

Florida has outdone itself yet again. Kids swimming with baby alligators is not the most dangerous thing you can do at a birthday party. That would now be swimming in a pool with a Siberian tiger cub. Keep reading »

Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling, Celine Dion & Avril Lavigne Are Cousins, Eh?

Bieber Naked Pics?
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Calm down. There's nothing legit ... yet. Read More »
Lindsay Vs. Dina
Dina Lohan with Lindsay Lohan
Cops were called over an early morning brawl. Read More »
Hugging It Out
Dina and Lindsay got over their fight rather quick. Read More »
  • Canadians are all related, which means you can’t sleep with Ryan Gosling without also sharing DNA with Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, and Avril Lavigne. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • The full transcript for Lindsay Lohan’s call to her dad Michael, following her fight with mom Dina, is now online! [“The Houstons: On Our Own” reality show trailer is here starring Bobbi Kristina Brown coping after her mom’s death by getting loved up by her adopted brother.  [Uptown Magazine]
  • A new unauthorized biography claims that Elizabeth Taylor banged Ronald Reagan as a teenager and once had a three-way with President John F. Kennedy and the actor Robert Stack. Go you, Liz! [Express UK]

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The Lohans’ Huge Fight This Morning Was Over Dina’s $Unpaid $40K Loan

Hugging It Out
Dina and Lindsay got over their fight rather quick. Read More »
Dina On Dr. Phil
Dina Lohan dared to mess with Dr. Phil. Watch out! Read More »
Lindsay Choked
... by a Congressional staffer. Read More »
  • Finally some details on the monster fight between Lindsay Lohan and her mother Dina that had cops responding to a 911 call at the Lohan family’s Merrick, Long Island lair. After partying together all night in NYC until 4 a.m. on a Tuesday night, as all of us do with our mothers, Lindz supposedly wanted to take a cab to her hotel in the city. But a “wasted” Dina insisted the cab fare was too much (?) and made her daughter came all the way to Long Island. During the ride, Lindsay confronted her mom about an unpaid $40K loan and then things got physical. Naturally, Lindsay called her dad, Michael Lohan, who called 911 from down in Florida. Oh, I just knew Michael Lohan would factor into this somehow. Cops descended on the house around 7:30 a.m., but no charges were filed against either Lohan and they were even snapped hugging it out earlier today. Oh, Lohans, Lohans, Lohans. [New York PostNew York Daily News]
  • Alex Karras, who played Webster’s dad on “Webster” and played football for the Detroit Lions, died on Monday at age 77. [E! Online]

Elizabeth Banks Producing Feminist Sitcom About Women’s Studies Professor & Playboy Bunnies

Elizabeth On The Pill
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Elizabeth Banks thanks birth control pills for her son. Read More »
Elizabeth's Broken Belly
Elizabeth Banks on her struggles to get pregnant and using a surrogate. Read More »
Elizabeth For PP
Elizabeth Banks On Planned Parenthood
Elizabeth Banks filmed a video in support of Planned Parenthood. Read More »
Elizabeth Banks feminist-show
  • Oh squee of squees! Elizabeth Banks from “Wet Hot American Summer” and “30 Rock” is producing a sitcom for CBS about “the culture clash as a feminist professor rooms with Playboy Bunnies and they all struggle for their own sort of empowerment.” I’m over Playboy Bunnies as a pop cultural discussion point for feminism. But whatever! I guess I’ll have to take my feminism on mainstream TV where I can get it.  [Perez Hilton]
  • The man who raped a 73-year-old woman in Central Park last month also sexually assaulted two other women on the day of the attack before he was arrested. He had also sexually assaulted two elderly women in the past. Hmm, here’s an idea: don’t let rapists out of jail.  [NYMag.com]
  • A brief history of Mitt Romney flip-flopping about abortion, based on his recent comments that messing with abortion rights is not on his agenda. It’s also probably worth reading his “Pro-Life Pledge” on the National Review website, too.  [Jezebel, National Review] Keep reading »
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