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News & Views: Abortion, TX, NC, and Diverse Voices

July 12, 2013

Did you read “My Mother’s Abortion” in the NYTimes Sunday?  They published responses today.  Personally, I think my favorite response may be the one that was published at Slate’s XXfactor, by Jessica Grose, not one that NYT chose to publish.  I think this is the response that’s more fully pro-voice.

Planned Parenthood rally in Washignton, DC yesterday attracted bipartisan support.

In North Carolina, a sea of pink is joining the Moral Monday crowd, and Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina CEO was arrested in civil disobedience – read her account of why.

In Texas, earlier this week, a woman was forcibly removed in the middle of her testimony.  She got to finish her testimony, see it here.  If you are on twitter, follow the #txlege, #standwithTXwomen or #swtw hashtags to follow what’s happening on the ground.  From following those hashtags, I found these great creative protest pictures (hat tip).  Ooh, and this.

These TX representatives say the darndest things.

Abortion is already safe – because it is legal.

There are lots of voices chiming in on why abortion restrictions are bad.  From NBCLatino, LatinaLista, BlackVoiceNews, and a white gubernatorial candidate in Ohio.

A reminder about exactly what is so very wrong with 20-week abortion bans.

Former Planned Parenthood leader Faye Wattleton had a birthday this week!  Happy birthday Faye!

I love the thought behind this list of 10 feminist goals for the next few decades, inspired by reflecting on how much has been accomplished in the past few decades.

One Comment leave one →
  1. July 13, 2013 1:15 pm

    Just sent it to the bf. love it!!

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