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Read The Daily Femme’s interview with Feministing’s new Executive Editor, Samhita Mukhopadhyay.
Hundreds are dead or missing after a mudslide in Uganda.
‘Tis the season for fubar anti-choice legislation…
The Oklahoma House voted 87-7 to require women seeking abortions to be shown an ultrasound and told specific information like the size of the fetus. EIGHTY-SEVEN TO SEVEN. The Oklahoma Supreme Court would like to remind the House they already ruled mandatory ultrasounds unconstitutional. So that was a nice waste of everyone’s time.
A bill to criminalize midwifery was defeated in Mississippi today.
President Obama wants an up-or-down vote on what’s now being called health insurance reform. Looks like he’s willing to pass the bill through reconciliation, if the votes are there. The anti-choice Nelson language appears to be staying in the bill, which will make abortion even more difficult to access. The language keeping undocumented immigrants from purchasing health insurance in the new exchanges looks to be staying in as well.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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