Monthly Archives: May 2011

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson

TweetThe Texas state legislature is in rare sexist form this year, and last night State Rep. Senfronia Thompson had enough. A group called the Texas Civil Justice League distributed a flyer showing a baby nursing on a breast with with words over it criticizing a bill they said would expand the “nanny state.” The bill’s [...]
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Happy (slightly early) Birthday, Miriam!

Tweet This Saturday is Miriam’s birthday! I remember completely geeking out the first time I met Miriam – I was like, that’s Radical Doula! I’m so blessed to now count her as a great friend and colleague. Miriam brings a depth of knowledge about reproductive justice and an ability to refocus issues on what’s important, [...]
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Protest the acquittal of NYC cops for rape TODAY!

TweetA coalition of feminists and organizations, including our very own Lori, have organized a protest today in response to the acquittal of two New York City police officers for rape. The case was a disaster, hinging both on claims an officer did not rape the woman despite evidence to the contrary and assertions she was [...]
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Man arrested for attempting to murder abortion providers

TweetFrom RH Reality Check comes the deeply disturbing news of a man who was arrested Wednesday and will face federal charges for intent to murder providers at a Madison, Wisconsin Planned Parenthood. Ralph Lang, 63, was arrested Wednesday night when his gun went off in his motel room not far from the Planned Parenthood clinic [...]
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European Court rules Poland violated a woman’s human rights by refusing genetic tests

TweetThe Center for Reproductive Rights reports on a landmark ruling in Europe yesterday: [T]he European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland violated a woman’s human rights when she was repeatedly denied a prenatal genetic examination after a doctor discovered fetal irregularities during a sonogram. The test would have informed the woman’s decision on whether [...]
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