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 Executive Director of Partnerships at Feministing, where she enjoys creating and curating content on gender, race, class, technology, and the media. Lori is also an advocacy and communications professional specializing in sexual and reproductive rights and health, and currently works in the Global Division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Brooklyn.

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

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