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

July 12, 2013
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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.

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

    Just sent it to the bf. love it!!

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