Monthly Archives: February 2011

Obama administration rescinds Bush’s “conscience clause”

TweetIt looks like the days of the anti-choice pharmacist are over; now, they’re just plain ole pharmacists. The fantastic news slipped past our radar late last week: After two years of struggling to balance the rights of patients against the beliefs of health-care workers, the Obama administration on Friday finally rescinded most of a federal [...]
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This is what a pro-choice rally looks like.

Tweet What an incredible day. A reported 6,000 people came to the Rally for Women’s Health in NYC this Saturday. Here’s a slideshow with some highlights, although we weren’t close enough to get pics of the speakers and performers. You can find some of those here. Some of my fave speakers were Jamia Wilson, Anthony [...]
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The Feministing Five: Peggy Orenstein

TweetPeggy Orenstein is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture. Orenstein’s book (her fourth – she also wrote the bestseller Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self Esteem and the Confidence Gap) is an exploration of our cultural fixation on pink and princesses [...]
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What We Missed

TweetA reminder that we have a lot more to lose in this budget fight than just Planned Parenthood. Congrats to Community Blogger Chloe, whose video about why Planned Parenthood’s funding shouldn’t be cut was picked up by CBS! In case we haven’t had enough news about terrible anti-choice laws around the country, the Virginia legislature [...]
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Death, taxes, heartbreak

TweetI got my heart broken last week. Badly. Worse than it’s ever been broken in my admittedly short life. I’m not even really sure how I’m writing this, because I’ve spent the week in a fog of tears and panic and anguish and shock. I’ve barely been functional, I’ve barely been coherent. The morning after [...]
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