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 is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

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

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