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What We’ve Been Reading & Watching

December 23, 2011

There’s a lot we could recount in our Holiday News Digest.  Let’s start with an idea for anyone looking for a last minute gift – Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa – or even a late Solstice gift.  Donate to an Abortion Fund in the name of a pro-choice friend: Find your local fund here, and read about the women the new Arizona fund helps here.

Of course, if you want to donate to Planned Parenthood, we have a generous donor offering to match your gift. 

Excellent piece on the need to reshape our movement.  If you’ve got ideas and tactics to share, let us know and we’ll take you up on it!  And since emergency contraception is one of his main points, check out new information about how hard it is to get, particularly for younger women and women living in lower income neighborhoods.

Another excellent piece on parents talking to teens about sexuality – respectfully, openly, and in a way that acknowledges all the complexity.  (Don’t worry, the author doesn’t pretend it’s easy!)

A couple of thoughts on abortion at Christmastime: abortion and the story of Mary’s annunciation (does anyone who’s never been Catholic know what that word means?), and anti-choicers using Christmas carols to harass women seeking health care.

The Girl Scouts of Colorado stand up for including transgender children, but a few troop leaders decide to disband their troops in response.

Since we’re still waiting on the President to make his decision about expanding the birth control refusal clause – give the White House one more call, for good measure, asking President Obama to protect access to birth control and NOT give in to the few voices calling for expansion refusal.  Call 202-559-1164.  (Not sure what I’m talking about?  Check out my previous post and Cecile Richards’ post.)

And, let’s end with a smile from an Internet oldie:

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