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Today’s Lady News: UK Politicians Support Girls-Only Abstinence Education

  • Politicians in the UK advanced a bill that would require British girls — yes, only the girls — to receive additional sex education that emphasizes the benefits of abstinence. This sex ed “program,” if you could even call it that, is aimed at girls ages 13 to 16. It narrowly passed, but fortunately it’s not expected to be made into law. Um, will someone tell the Brits that abstinence-only education is not working out too well for us? Do they have “16 & Pregnant” on MTV over there? [Guardian UK]
  • North Carolina’s House judiciary committee debated a bill yesterday that would further restrict reproductive rights in the state by requiring women to wait 24 hours before having an abortion and requiring doctors to describe an ultrasound of the fetus to the woman. [ABC News]
  • Legislation that would make it more difficult for young women to obtain abortions without their parents knowledge is headed to Florida’s Governor Rick Scott, who is expected to sign it. [Palm Beach Post]

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Put On Your Fascinators, We Have A Situation

Now we know what the heads of state wear on their heads in the situation room. It’s easier to think straight with a fascinator on. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Sarah Palin Tweets To Obama “No Pussyfooting” On Osama Bin Laden Pic

  • Sarah Palin weighed in on the Osama bin Laden death photo debate on Twitter — because we all care what the former governor of Alaska thinks about it!!! — to tell President Obama, “Show photo as warning to others seeking America’s destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama; it’s part of the mission.” Translation: This was probably the only way Sarah could use the word “pussy” in reference to Obama in a tweet and not get in trouble. [BuzzFeed]
  • An Iowa bill that will ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy — which is when anti-abortion activists say a fetus can feel pain — was basically dead inside a state legislature committee, but a group of politicians used a loophole to send it to the Iowa Senate. The bill may be up for a vote as soon as next week. [Des Moines Register]
  • Twenty years after she was raped at a college party, Liz Seccuro received an apology letter from her rapist. [Guardian UK]

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Tech Update: Commenting Issues To Be Resolved Soon (Hopefully!)

Hi all! Lucca is napping — soooo lazy — so I’m posting this tech update. This is our first day using Disqus as a commenting platform — as I’m sure you’ve noticed, there are some bugs, most notably that all comments are appearing on all posts. Our tech team is working with Disqus on resolving this — and other issues — and hopefully everything will be running smoothly soon. In the end, we think you’ll find Disqus a pleasure to use. Thanks for your patience! Keep reading »

Man Gets Royal Wedding Tattoo … With The Wrong Date

A quick word to the wise: if you are planning to get a tattoo to commemorate the joining of Prince William and Kate Middleton in holy matrimony, I would suggest making sure that your tattoo artist has a calendar handy. Luckily, this chap isn’t too upset that his tat heralds the 28th of April as the big day when it was actually the 29th. “‘It’s quirky. It’ll be the only one in the country with that date,” he said. [Metro UK] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: What To Expect When You’re (Young And) Expecting

I have teen pregnancy on my mind today. In case you haven’t heard, today is the National Day to End Teen Pregnancy, and 16 years ago, I was a pregnant teen. I always knew motherhood would be an important part of my life, and when I was 18 and found out I was pregnant, there was a voice inside of me that said, calmly and clearly, Now is the time. Keep reading »

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