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Chicago Abortion Death Ruled Accidental

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  • The death of Tonya Reaves, 24, from a D&C (Dilation and Curettage) abortion during her 12th week of pregnancy at a Chicago Planned Parenthood has been ruled an accident by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. [Huffington Post]
  • Iconic feminist Gloria Steinem remembers Sally Ride, the first American woman in outer space, who died yesterday. [MAKERS]
  • Also, female space shuttle commanders remember Sally Ride. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • Here’s a kickass piece by Jezebel blogger Erin Gloria Ryan about not blaming James Holmes’ psychotic murdering spree on getting rejected by women. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

“This Is My Body”: The Video Anti-Abortion Activists Need To See

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This author says her abortion was the best decision of her life. Read More »
Coat Hanger Abortions
A Mississippi pol doesn't think coat hanger abortions are a problem. Read More »
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This Is My Body

“If I choose to have sex, I have the right to birth control and to be spared the demeaning insults that you’d never want leveled against your daughter or mother. My pursuit of orgasm is neither unnatural nor dangerous nor scary nor an infringement of your religious liberty. My sexual activity exists for my benefit, not your pleasure. And it’s never my fault if you rape me. I am done being excluded from decisions about my sexual and reproductive health. This is my body. Not yours.”

Tell it, sisters! This video is so kickass. I love the part at the end that goes, “Do not be afraid of a world in which women know themselves.” Definitely worth watching and sharing around. [Care2 via Facebook.com/ThisIsMyBody]

Republican Proposes Yet Even More Restrictions On Birth Control

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  • Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) plans to propose a spending bill that would allow employers to deny health insurance coverage for birth control and other contraception based on the employer’s own “moral reasons.” Rehberg’s proposed bill would also federally defund Planned Parenthood until the organization no longer provides abortions (despite the fact PP does not use federal funds to pay for abortions). Oy, vey. Here we go again. [SlateThink Progress]
  • A lesbian in Louisville, Kentucky, suffered a broken jaw after being assaulted by a group yelling homophobic slurs at her. [Queerty]
  • XX Factor blogger Amanda Marcotte on why it may be wrong to expect Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to identify as a feminist. [Slate] Keep reading »

Judge Keeps Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic Open For Now

No Abortion Clinic?
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Will Mississippi become the first state without an abortion clinic? Read More »
Clinic Open For Now
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Judge blocks law that would have closed Mississippi's one clinic. Read More »
Screwed By Sex Ed
Mississippi learns the hard way abstinence-only sex ed sucks. Read More »
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A federal judge has blocked parts of a law that would effectively force Missisippi’s one remaining abortion clinic to shut down. However, the judge allowed certain restrictions of the MS legislature’s new abortion-restricitng law to remain. MS had passed a law, which went into effect July 1, that required doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a local hospital.  OB/GYNs at the Jackson Women’s Health Organization have applied for such privileges, but have not yet been granted them. Last week, a federal judge said the doctors need to acquire their admitting privileges but while they do so, they will not be subject to punishment for breaking the law. Keep reading »

China Issues Payout To Forced Abortion Woman

China's Forced B.C.
Chinese woman seeks asylum in the U.S. over forced birth control. Read More »
China's Bride Shortage
That's what happens when society devalues its women. Read More »
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All of The Frisky's posts about reproductive rights. Read More »
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Last month, those of us concerned with reproductive rights were aghast at the story of Feng Jianmei, a 22-year-old Chinese woman who was forced to have an abortion. She and her husband, who have a five-year-old daughter, could not afford the $6,300 fine for violating the country’s one-child policy, so family planning officials forced her into having an abortion. Her husband, Den Jiyuan, told a Chinese newspaper that she was hooded, abducted by being pushed into a car, and forcibly injected with some substance that terminated her pregnancy at seven months along. Her “consent” to the abortion was someone inking her fingerprint onto a document against her will. According to the Guardian, forced abortions and forced sterilizations are technically illegal in China, but they still occur. Last year, a 37-year-old woman named Ma Jihong reportedly died from a forced abortion gone wrong.  Keep reading »

Texas Wants To Ban Doctors From Even Talking About Abortion

  • Yes, seriously: Texas wants to ban doctors from even talking about — or as Texas puts it, “promoting” — abortion as an option.  Some people really believe ignorance is a good thing, huh? [Dallas Observer]
  • Mississippi’s only abortion clinic will be kept open longer that originally thought after a judge has extended a block on a law that aimed to close it July 1. [CNNBBC]
  • Jane Lynch and Billie Jean King are supporting LPAC, a lesbian super-PAC that will provide financial packing to lesbian political candidates. [Huffington Post]
  • The Green Party’s nominee Jill Stein has revealed her running mate will be Cheri Honkala, a homeless activist with the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. [Time]
  • A pregnant lesbian and her girlfriend were asked to leave a Kentucky park because they were kissing. [Queerty]
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