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The Kansas state Senate has passed a new conscience clause law that will protect doctors and other medical professionals who refuse to provide a drug or procedure to a pregnant woman if they believe it could terminate her pregnancy. Governor Sam Brownback, who is anti-choice, is expected to sign it.

New York Magazine has a fascinating profile of Toni Morrison. Did you know that her real name is Chloe?

At The Nation, Jessica writes about five overlooked battles in the war on women.

More details on why the Romney campaign fired their spokesperson Richard Grenell. Was it because he’s made a whole bunch of sexist comments in the past, and the Romney campaign is desperate to garner women’s votes? Nope, it’s because he’s openly gay, and the religious right pressured the campaign to dump him.

Here are some photos of a baby kangaroo. This is obviously a very serious and important feminist issue.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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