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UPDATE: Virginia’s Governor Backs Off “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Anti-Abortion Bill (And Even Meghan McCain Is Against It!)

State-Sanctioned Rape
Virginia is considering mandating a transvaginal ultrasound. Read More »
Banning Abortions
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PreNDA would ban abortions based on race or sex. Read More »
Public Hanging?
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An NC politician called for the public hanging of abortion providers. Read More »
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UPDATE, 3:40: Governor McDonnell has released a statement regarding the bill, posted after the jump.

Virginia’s Republican Governor Robert McDonnell has come to his senses: he is dropping his support for a scary-ass bill requiring women seeking an abortion to first have a medically unnecessary “transvaginal ultrasound,” aka to be vaginally penetrated with a speculum and ultrasound probe. Keep reading »

Morning Quickies: Tavi & Cyndi Lauper Model For Uniqlo

Julie Meets Tavi
Julie Gerstein fan-girled out when she met Tavi at Fashion Week. Read More »
Tavi Gets Animated
Tavi Lends Her Voice To A New Animated Short Film
Tavi lent her voice to a new animated short film, "Cadaver." Read More »
Tavi's Music Video
Style blogger Tavi Gevinson stars in a music video for Wilco. Read More »
Will Tavi write a book?
Tavi Gevinson may write a book about... being Tavi Gevinson. Read More »
Tavi and Cyndi Lauper for Uniqlo photo
  • Check out Uniqlo’s new models: style blogger/Rookie Mag editor Tavi Gevinson and pop star Cyndi Lauper. These ladies are modeling for a collaboration with Orla Kiely. What do you think? [Fashionista]
  • Emma Watson says when she got her pixie cut, asshole journalists would ask her if she was a lesbian and if this meant she was coming out. Facepalm. [Independent UK]
  • The New York Yankees have two fragrances — one for men and one for women. I’m not sure I want to smell like Derek Jeter’s jockstrap, thanks. [Modern Man
  • Read the open letter to Whitney Houston that her mom, Cissy Houston, penned for the funeral service this weekend. I’m warning you, it’s a three-tissue read. [Uptown Magazine]
  • Lea Michele tweeted a pic of the ladies in the “Glee” cast as dressed up like the gals in “Bridesmaids.” [PopCrush] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Drew Barrymore & Her Sonogram Might Be Pregnant

Drew Is Engaged!
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman photo
Drew Barrymore is engaged her her boo, Will Kopelman. Read More »
Morning Quickies
Spike TV's "SCREAM 2011" - Show
Rainn Wilson tweeted a date rape joke. Read More »
Marni At H&M Collection Launch - Red Carpet
  • Drew Barrymore is either pregnant and leaving a doctor’s office in front of paparazzi holding her sonogram in her hand … or suddenly really into black-and-white photography. [TMZ]
  • Kate Middleton has finally revealed the name of her and Will’s new cocker spaniel puppy. Drumroll, please … [Yahoo Shine]
  • Pro wrestler CM Punk threw some shade at Chris Brown, tweeting, “I would like @ChrisBrown fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment.” Chris, somewhat more maturely than usual, offered to send CM Punk an autographed photo. Look, I don’t like Chris Brown either, but why is everyone suggesting so much violennce against him? That doesn’t solve anything. [PopCrush
  • Your daily squee: something cute with big paws and whiskers stuck in a bucket. [The FW]
  • Yay, Norah Jones has a new album on the way. Find out when. [PopDust]
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Today’s Lady News: FL Church Bans Children So It Can Keep Sex Offender Pastor

  • A Baptist church in Jacksonville, Florida, has reportedly banned children from attending its services so that Pastor Darrell Gilyard, a registered sex offender, can preach. Gilyard plead guilty in 2009 to molesting a 15-year-old girl and sending a lewd text message to another underage girl. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Gilyard cannot have unsupervised contact with children under age 18. Here’s a question: WHY ISN’T THIS CREEP IN PRISON? [Clutch Magazine]
  • A 20-year-old college football player hit on, then assaulted, a lesbian at a Colorado bar after she stood up for herself when he and his friends started talking smack about her and her girlfriend. Damn, someone needs to learn how to deal with rejection. [Queerty
  • Virginians against the proposed “state-sanctioned rape” bill eking its way through the state government held a silent protest outside the state capitol yesterday, causing the House to delay their vote on requiring women seeking abortions to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound. [MSNBC]
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi will hold a committee meeting on Thursday on the issue of woman’s health. Perhaps this time there will actually be some WOMEN on it? There’s a thought! [Washington Post]
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Arizona Pol’s “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act” Would Allow Men, Parents To Stop Abortions

Banning Abortions
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PreNDA would ban abortions based on race or sex. Read More »
VA Abortion Bills
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Virginia wants to force women to have ultrasounds before abortions. Read More »
Proposed Ban In D.C.
Today's Lady News
A ban on abortion after 20 weeks has been proposed for Washington, D.C. Read More »
Public Hanging?
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An NC politician called for the public hanging of abortion providers. Read More »
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We’ve long been following the WTF-ery of the “Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenantal Nondiscrimination Act,” which will criminalize abortions based on race or gender of the fetus. The anti-abortion supporter of the bill, Rep. Trent Franks, a Republican, insisted that America had to ban such abortions and threaten abortion providers with punishment for performing them, despite the fact sex- and gender-selective abortions are scarcely a problem in this country. And surely you noticed the nods to Anthony, a suffragette whom abortion opponents mistakenly paint as anti-abortion, and Douglass, a civil rights activist, as coded messages to conservative women and blacks?

That bill, which is now just called PreNDA, passed out of a committee last week and is headed to the House. But an eagle-eyed Jezebel reader has noticed in the fine print of the bill wording that would allow men and/or the woman’s parents to stop her from having an abortion.  Keep reading »

The Girl Scouts Are Actually A Front Organization For Planned Parenthood, Obviously

Cookie Boycott
Why bigots called for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies. Read More »
Cookie Lip Balm
ZOMG, there is Girl Scout Cookie-flavored lip balm! Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »
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Oh, my Girl Scout years. Swabbing each other’s cervixes. Examining each other’s breasts for strange lumps. Aborting each other’s unborn children. Those were the days!

Well, not anymore. Thanks, Rep. Bob Morris of Fort Wayne, Indiana, for blowing the lid off our cover: Girl Scout troops were once able to perform pelvic exams and prescribe herpes medication in peace, but now the groups have been outed as “a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood” by Rep. Morris. How did Rep. Morris learn all our secrets? From Googling, of course! (Or as he put it, “a small amount of web-based research.” Rather small, I should say.) As we all know everything you read on on the Internet is true, Rep. Morris was fully in the right to inform his fellow Republican colleagues in a letter on Sunday that he refused to support a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts because it encourages sex and promotes homosexuality.

Damn. And they were hiding it so well. [NY Daily News]

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