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What We’ve Been Reading

June 15, 2012

Under the heading of “just in case you missed it last week,” check out Jon O’Brien, President of Catholics for Choice, on the Huffington Post.  I could talk religious liberty and freedom with our friends at Catholics for Choice all day.  If you don’t know them or the great work they do, check out their website.   

Religious liberty was front and center on the ballot in North Dakota this week.  Congratulations to North Dakotan’s Against Measure Three on their victory Tuesday.  Check out Jodi Jacobson’s insightful commentary about this win (and the defeat of several other ideologically driven ballot initiatives in conservative states) over at RH Reality Check

The burning question on my mind today:  If the boys in the legislature can’t talk about the lady parts, why do they think they should be able to legislate them? I could spend hours on Jezebel reading about why the boys in the Michigan legislature were offended when two pro-women’s health  legislators (both women) said vagina on the floor of the house, and what we should do about it, but so many other stories caught my eye this week:

Time’s blog about the U.S. military’s abortion policy;

Sandra Fluke on CNN reminding us all why this election is personal; and

PP Action Fund President, Cecile Richards on MSNBC talking about threats to women’s access to basic health care.

As this week comes to a close, I feel like Dorothy at the end of the Wizard of Oz. Instead of attacking women’s health, the Connecticut is promoting it.  This week, Connecticut decided that abortion is an essential health benefit for insurance coverage.  Sure, I love working in New York, but there’s no place like home.

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