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Doctors Could Tell Women That Abortion Causes Breast Cancer Under New Hampshire Bill

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Another day, another new height reached in WTF-ery: New Hampshire’s state House has advanced a bill that would require doctors to give women “informational materials” before an abortion that “that inform the pregnant woman that there is a direct link between abortion and breast cancer.” Even though there isn’t.

This scare tactic just doesn’t go away, does it? Excuse me while I facepalm for the next three hours.  Keep reading »

Whew! Pat Robertson Says Oral Sex Is OK

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Rest assured, everyone: oral sex is not bad for you. TV evangelist Pat Robertson decrees it to be so! He was speaking strictly to a married man and woman, so the jury is still out on the morality of us strumpets single girls going down. Nevertheless, we are somewhat comforted by his logic that “It’s what’s in your mind … if to you it’s sin, it’s sin.” (Now if he could just apply that same logic to the gays.) We are eagerly waiting for Pat Robertson’s thoughts on anal. [YouTube]

Today’s Lady News: You’d Have To Prove You Use Birth Control For “Health Reasons” Under Proposed AZ Law

  • Arizona’s State Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill yesterday that would give your boss the right to make you prove that your prescription birth control is being used for health reasons — and not for being a slutty-slut-slut having sex for her own pleasure. Your boss could also fire you for using birth control to be a slutty-slut-slut, because AZ is an at-will employment state. It might be time to move to Canada. [Huffington PostJezebel]
  • The Health and Human Services Department ended Title X funding to the Medicaid Women’s Health Program in Texas today after the state recently voted to stop accepting money from “affiliates of abortion providers.” This is all part of Texas’s larger plan to block any funding at all from going to abortion providers. [Feminist.org]
  • Barbara Walters is slow on the uptick with this one: she says “The Bachelor” degrades women and she’s “deeply offended” by the show. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: NC County Says Young Women Should Be “Responsible” & Not Have Sex

  • Dear Man I Am Sleeping With And Other Men I Might Sleep With In The Future: The New Hanover County board of commissioners in North Carolina has turned down a state family planning grant because they decided instead that young women should be “responsible” by not having sex. “If these young women were responsible people and didn’t have the sex to begin with, we wouldn’t be in this situation,” said Chairman Ted Davis. I really think he is onto something! Clearly we need to stop being such sluts. I’m sure you’ll understand why we can’t have sex anymore. Ever. [Daily Kos]
  • Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, who was called a “slut” and a “prostitute” by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show for testifying to Congress about birth control in health care reform, penned an op-ed on CNN.com. [CNN]
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Hillary Clinton Tells Religious Extremists To STFU About Women

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“Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me, but they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim, they all want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and our own bodies. Yes, it is hard to believe. But even here at home, we have to stand up for women’s rights and reject efforts to marginalize any one of us because America needs to set an example for the entire world.”

Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton spoke this weekend at The Daily Beast’s Women In The World summit and reminded us why we’re grateful to have this woman representing us to the world. I love how she spoke about extremists in general, not naming one religion specifically, and how she didn’t reference anti-abortion Republicans specifically, either. It makes it all the more powerful that she’s talking about the philosophy behind control, not sidelining her point by bashing anyone in particular for doing it. [Nerve]

Today’s Lady News: Egyptian “Virginity Test” Doctor Acquitted

  • An Egyptian doctor who forced “virginity tests” — aka sexual assault — on female protesters detained in Cairo’s Tahrir Square has been acquitted by a military tribunal. Victims claimed these “virginity tests” were aimed to scare and humiliate women from protesting. [Huffington Post]
  • At last count, 141 companies have dropped advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show following the incident where he called  Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” on-air. Big-name brands distancing themselves from Limbaugh include Johnson & Johnson, Macy’s, McDonald’s, American Express, Yahoo, Wal-Mart, NBC-TV, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, the Home Depot, Discover Card, Domino’s Pizza, Exxon Mobil and even the U.S. Army. [Think Progress]
  • On the rise of the “angry white woman” in the current reproductive rights debate. [Madame Noire] Keep reading »
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