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U.N. goes IN on the Vatican: Criticizes handling of sexual abuse cases, abortion, and contraception

Tweet The Vatican was the target of quite a scolding from a United Nations human rights committee. According to the Associated Press, the Vatican “‘systematically’ adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, a U.N. human rights committee said Wednesday, urging the Holy See to open its [...]
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Map of the Day: Is abortion insurance coverage banned where you live?

Tweet As we covered before, bans on insurance coverage of abortion have become a popular anti-choice tactic in recent years. Twenty-four states have banned Obamacare plans from covering abortion. But an anti-choicer’s work is never done and now states are prohibiting all private insurance plans from covering the procedure. Tweet
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Chart of the Day: Abortion rate fell to lowest rate in 30 years thanks to birth control

TweetAccording to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute, the US abortion rate fell by 13 percent between 2008 to 2011, continuing a fairly consistent long-term downward trend and reaching its lowest point since 1973 Tweet
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet  image via Flavorwire   Happy Birthday Vera B. Williams, the author of one of Missy Elliot’s favorite books A Chair for My Mother. Tweet
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Can we address the systems that allow racism to thrive? Painting Wendy Davis as a bad mother in the midst of her campaign for Texas Governor is bullshit and sexist. “What they’re really about has nothing to do with abortion or the health of anyone; it has to do with controlling women.” Catherine Samba-Panza is [...]
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