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Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Used To Be Pro-Choice

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  • Huffington Post has uncovered a December 1995 issue of Philadelphia Magzine, in which vehemently anti-abortion Sen. Rick Santorum said he was pro-choice. “I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress,” Santorum said. “But it had never been something I thought about.” You can read a scanned and highlighted image of the Philadelpha Magazine article, including Santorum’s explanation for why he changed his views, at the link. [Huffington Post
  • Marie Colvin, a reporter for the Times of London, was killed by rocket fire last night, while reporting from Syria. Only just a few hours before, Marie Colvin had appeared on CNN. [The New Yorker]
  • Jon Stewart on Virginia’s “transvaginal ultrasound” bill, which he calls a “TSA-patdown of the vagina.” [The Daily Show]
  • House Democrats say they are being blocked from televising their own hearing on contraception under Obama’s health care reform by the Republican-controlled Committee on House Administration. The Dems are convening their own panel on Thursday in protest against the all-male sausagefest convened last week by Republicans. [Politico]

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One Box Of “Roe Vs. Wafers,” Please

Girl Scouts Attacked
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Indiana lawmaker accused the Girl Scouts of promoting homosexuality. Read More »
Cookie Boycott
Why bigots called for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies. Read More »
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ZOMG, there is Girl Scout Cookie-flavored lip balm! Read More »
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The best part about the Girl Scouts’ dramatic unmasking by a Republican lawmaker in Indiana as a “tactical arm of Planned Parenthood” is that the Scouts can now be honest about all their delicious cookie offerings.  [Team Coco]

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 »

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.
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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 »

Today’s Lady News: Oscar Voters Are Mostly White & Male

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  • The 5,765 Oscar voters are an overwhelmingly white and dudely bunch: almost 94 percent Caucasian and almost 77 percent male, according to a Los Angeles Times study. The median age of Oscar voters is 62, with just 14 percent of the membership under age 50. [Los Angeles Times]
  • To that end, Viola Davis talks about the scripts that she gets from black filmmakers. [IndieWire]
  • Author Douglas Brinkley actually called New York Times’ reporter Jodi Kantor’s new book about the Obamas “chick nonfiction” because, he wrote, it is “not about politics, it’s about marriage.” Really? Chick nonfiction? Because marriage is a topic only “chicks” care about? [Huffington Post]  
  • Five sexual health services that insurance covers for men, like penile implants and vacuum erection devices. [Raw Story] Keep reading »
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