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Will Mississippi Become The First State Without An Abortion Clinic?

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  • On July 1, Mississippi’s only surviving abortion clinic may shut down after a new law goes into effect requiring doctors at the clinic to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. This will likely make it impossible for the clinic to continue operating because three out of four of the clinic’s doctors live out of state, in part to avoid harassment by local anti-abortion protestors. Siiiigh. But no worries: coat hanger abortions are no biggie.  [New York Times]
  • The Marine Corps released its plan today to hold troops accused of sexual assault, as well as their commanders, more accountable for their behavior. [Stars & Stripes]
  • Meet Keith Mason and his wife Jennifer, the forces behind Personhood USA, a group that seeks to change the legal status of a fetus to a “person,” thereby criminalizing all abortion and possibly birth control. [The Daily Beast]
  • Former CNN/NBC anchor Campbell Brown wrote a pretty annoying op-ed for The New York Times this weekend that criticized Planned Parenthood.  [Politico] Keep reading »

Dick Cheney’s Lesbian Daughter Marries

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  • Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, married her longtime partner Heather Poe today in Washington, D.C. In a statement, the Vice President said he was “delighted” his daughter could have her “relationship recognized,” adding “Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness.” You hear that, bigots? [Advocate]
  • A “fetal personhood” amendment, which would seek to criminalize abortion by giving a fetus the same rights as a person, may not make it on Ohio’s state ballot this November because the anti-abortion group behind it can’t gather enough signatures. [Feminist.org]
  • Double X blogger Amanda Marcotte on why women having kids later is better for everyone. [Double X]
  • Check out this new documentary, “The Invisible War,” which takes on the epidemic of sexual assault within the American military. [MSNBC]
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New Hampshire Governor Vetoes Anti-Abortion Bill

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  • New Hampshire’s governor vetoed an anti-abortion bill today that would have classified the death of a fetus as a homicide, which is a sneaky tactic by pro-life activists to restrict abortion rights by granting  fetuses the rights of full human beings. [Feminist.org]
  • Vice President Joe Biden has released a powerful new anti-violence against women PSA called #1is2many. Give it a watch and tell me what you think? [Feministing]
  • An East Texas high school mishandled the case of a high school student who was raped, according to a complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The student, Rachel Bradshaw, was forced into a disciplinary program and was told to “work it out” with the young man who sexually attacked her, which she says created a hostile educational environment. [ACLU] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: “Daria” Is Coming Back To MTV

  • La, la, la, la, la! “Daria” is coming back to MTV’s “Retro Mania” mornings from 9 a.m. until noon for six weeks through August. Unfortunately, the other part of this “retro” bargain is “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach” are coming back, too. Daria and Jane would not approve. [I do! -- Editor] [After Ellen]
  • OH NO YOU DID NOT: a Republican male representative in Michigan said those two female legislators who were banned from speaking for using the word “vagina” said “it’s like giving the kid a time out for a day.” What infantilization. [Think Progress]
  • A married lesbian employee of St. John’s Medical Center in New York has filed a lawsuit against the hospital claiming her wife is entitled to the same benefits as other spouses. However, St. John’s is self-insured and therefore protected by federal regulations. Under the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, the hospital may argue it’s allowed to refuse the lesbian wife equal benefits. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Anti-Abortion Law Pennsylvania Goes Into Effect

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  • A law restricting abortion rights in Pennsylvania by posing medically unnecessary requirements on clinics has gone into effect. Fourteen of the state’s previous 22 abortion clinics have been licensed to provide surgical abortions going forward. The other clinics will provide various other levels of care, although one abortion clinic has actually closed. [Philly.com]
  • A transgender person proposed to their partner at the White House during an LGBT Pride reception this weekend. [Feministing]
  • Bleacher Report’s “100 Hottest Olympians,” about the hot female athletes of the Olympics, is the most sexist, disrespectful piece you’ll read all week. [Think Progress] Keep reading »

Sexy Chinese School Teaches Mandarin Via Bikini Clad Profs

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  • SexyMandarin.com — a “sexy” Mandarin language school with teachers wearing bikinis —  supposedly helps foreigners learn the Chinese tongue. Because we all know how focused and attentive men are while staring at scantily clad women. [Telegraph UK]
  • Meet Kyrsten Sinema, who is running for the House of Representatives in Arizona. If she wins, she will be the first openly bisexual Congresswoman. [Current]
  • A New Jersey construction site has a sign up reading: “We apologize for the whistling construction workers, but man you look good!” Oh, come on. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
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