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Aww, look who wants to be seen as a moderate on reproductive rights now. Nice try, Mittens.

Amanda and Ann make the case that the #bindersfullofwomen meme risks obscuring the fact that seeking out female job candidates is a good thing. Even if that’s not exactly what Romney himself did.

This awesome third-grade girl is dressing up as a different historical figure every day.

An academic troll expert on Violentacrez: “Decrying trolls without at least considering the ways in which they are embedded within and directly replicate existing systems is therefore tantamount to taking a swing at an object’s reflection and hanging a velvet rope around the object itself.”

Is spousal notification going to be the next big anti-choice issue? OH HELL NO.

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/andejoh/ John

    About the spousal notification law, how do you even know that the spouse is the father? I also don’t think that it’s any of your business until it affects you. I could support a law mandating that the spouse be the emergency contact in the event of medical emergency or if their spouse is incapable of making a medical decision.

    There are other requirements on abortion providers I would consider supporting depending on the details. For example if they wanted to pass a law requiring abortion providers to keep a tissue sample and the identity of the woman on file for 10 years (or so) or equal to the statute of limitations on rape in that state whichever is shorter, I could see that as a preservation of evidence in the event that a person later alleges this person raped them. I don’t know if I’d support that, but I could see why they might do it.

    Before people go crazy, there were some information preservation laws that were enacted a few years back requiring employers to keep certain information in the event that an employee were to file a discrimination complaint. They were required to preserve it until the statute of limitations had expired whether a complaint was filed or not so there would be some legal basis for this. Even then, I’m not sure I’d support it.