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Today’s Lady News: Rush Limbaugh Calls Birth Control User A “Slut”

  • Rush Limbaugh, that classy dude, called Sandra Fluke (the woman who was refused an opportunity to speak to the all-penis House Oversight Committee about birth control) a “slut” because she said her female classmates at Georgetown struggled with the cost to pay for birth control. “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it,” Rush said. “We want you post the videos online so we can all watch.” Oh, jeebus. BRB, banging head against wall. [Gawker, Feminist.org, Think Progress]
  • The United Nations has announced it supports the campaign to overturn the ban on female atheletes wearing the hijab veil during games. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Female boxers at the London Olympics will be allowed to wear shorts or a skirt during the fight, according to new rules updated today by the International Amateur Boxing Association. [ESPN
  • A lesbian was denied communion at her mother’s funeral in Gaithersburg, Maryland. [Newser] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Women More Likely To Support Obama’s Birth Control Decision

  • Women are more likely than men to support President Obama’s mandate that insurers cover the cost of birth control, according to a new poll of registered voters by Poll Position. Forty-six percent of women supported the mandate, compared to only 37 percent of men. Anyone else surprised these numbers are so low? [UPI]
  • Senator Olympia Snowe, a moderate Republican, announced she will not be seeking reelection. [New York Times]
  • A Michigan school district has introduced a new comprehensive sex ed program that will discuss homosexuality and transgender issues with 4th and 5th graders. This has Gretchen Carlson of Fox News very upset that kids are learning “explicit sex.” [Think Progress Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: More Birth Control Pills Recalled

  • Birth control pills made by Glenmark Generics are being recalled because some of the active/non-active pills have been placed in the wrong order. Check at the link to see if one of your packets of pills has been recalled and use another form of birth control in the meantime! [MSNBC]
  • An Alabama lawmaker is backing off his support for an anti-abortion “transvaginal ultrasound” bill, which is similar to the one which caused an uproar recently in Virginia. [Talking Points Memo]
  • Virginia’s state Senate has advanced a bill mandating women receive an ultrasound before an abortion. (Previously the language of this bill would have required women to have an invasive “transvaginal ultrasound,” but that has since been dropped.) A Democratic state senator proposed an amendment that would require the state to pay for the exam if she cannot afford it, that insurance be required to cover it, and that a woman not be required to have an ultrasound if her doctor tells her the fetus has severe abnormalities. The Republican majority rejected all those suggestions, but did add an exception for rape and incest claims that have been reported to police. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: WA Pharmacies Don’t Have To Sell Plan B, Judge Rules

  • Pharmacies in Washington state are no longer required to carry the morning-after pill/Plan B following a ruling by a district judge. Two pharmacies had claimed that being forced to provide the morning-after pill infringed on their freedom of religion. [Nerve]
  • Jan Berenstain, the children’s book author who co-wrote The Berenstain Bears series with her husband, died on Friday at the age of 88. Jan and Stan Berenstein wrote over 300 Berenstain Bears books, starting all the way back in 1962. [TMZ]
  • Utah’s House of Representatives advanced a bill that bars sexual education from being taught unless it is abstinence-only. [Newser]
  • Pennsylvania may have struck down the rape-y “transvaginal ultrasound” requirement from one of the anti-abortion bills working its way through the state legislature. But there’s an even scarier anti-abortion bill in Pennsylvania that we should be worried about as well. [Raw Story] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Indiana Politician Regrets Comments Associating The Girl Scouts With Planned Parenthood

  • Indiana Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) has admitted that calling the Girl Scouts the “tactical arm of Planned Parenthood” was perhaps a bit “inflammatory.” You think? [Queerty
  • A judge in Dallas, TX is refusing to marry straight couples because, as a lesbian, it’s not a right afforded to her. β€œI’m sorry I don’t perform marriage ceremonies, because clearly the state does not have marriage equality and until it does I’m not going to partially apply the law to one group and not apply it to another group of people,” said Judge Tonya Parker. β€œIt doesn’t seem right for me to perform ceremonies for people that can’t be performed for me.” [Uptown] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Virginia Kills “Fetal Personhood” Bill

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  • Virginia’s state Senate killed a “fetal personhood bill” which would have criminalized all abortions by declaring a fetus to be a human being at the moment of conception. Yesterday, Virginia’s Governor Bob McDonnell rescinded his intent to sign a “transvaginal ultrasound” bill, which would have required a woman seeking an abortion to be vaginally probed with an ultrasound, after it attracted nationwide and worldwide attention.  [WSLS]
  • Texas is now officially banning Planned Parenthood clinics from receiving federal women’s health funds because they are “an affiliate of an abortion provider.” At least 130,000 low-income women will lose their access to contraception and cancer screenings as a result of this decision. Frisky contributor Andrea Grimes has the story. [Hay Ladies]
  • Please read New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins’ thoughts on gender in the 2012 election. Just trust me on this. [New York Times] Keep reading »
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