What we missed

How Savita Halappanavar, who died in Ireland when doctors refused to abort her already miscarrying fetus, would have fared in her native India. Spoiler alert: she probably wouldn’t have died.
Speaking of abortion in Ireland, a survey shows that 82% of the people in Ireland approve of abortion in some cases.

Ugh. Today in racist tweeting, thousands on Twitter react to the news that Kate Middleton is pregnant by agreeing that she won’t be naming the baby “Shaniqua”.

One quarter of Republicans apparently want to secede. (Don’t get my hopes up amiright.)

Amanda Marcotte at Slate takes down Ross Douthat’s latest alarmist New York Times column in which he begs the women of America to make “More Babies, Please.”

Emergency contraception should be available over the counter– and you can make that happen.

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Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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