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What we’ve been reading… and writing and saying! *Updated

June 29, 2012

It’s been a great news week for us at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic.  First, Reina Schiffrin, our President/CEO, has a letter to the editor about the Reproductive Health Act published in Newsday (though this link may require you to have a paid subscription).  Then, today, I was interviewed by Fios 1 News about the Affordable Care Act – you can watch it here.

There are so many great memes on the U.S. Supreme Court decision!  My new coworker Samantha Lifson loves this one.  What’s your favorite?

We’ll have some more information up about this decision next week – but in the meantime, for any policy wonks out there, you can read the full decision here courtesy of Politics on the Hudson.  And, for an overview of why it’s great for women – check out this piece, in Forbes, of all places.

Also exciting: The Unitarian Universalist congregations have been longtime supporters of reproductive justice – they were even supporters before abortion was legal!  But just this week they voted to make reproductive justice their #1 priority for the next four years!

Did you know there was a primary election on Tuesday for federal seats?  Wendy Long, a conservative activist, won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate from NY – to run against Kirsten Gillibrand.  What Does She Believe?

Nora Ephron’s 1996 Wellesley commencement speech has been getting a lot of attention since her death, and it’s pretty incredible and worth a read.

Rand Paul tried to sneak in an amendment declaring that personhood begins at conception – into a bill about Flood insurance…This guy…

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