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Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown

  • Woman Sues Over Ex-Boyfriend’s Heinous Miscarriage Billboard. Ugh. (Jezebel)
  • Apparently, Americans are sick and freaking tired of Congress’s obsession with restricting abortion. Nice sentiment but they should have thought about that before electing these clowns into office. (Politico)
  • Abortion “showdown” could cost Indiana $4.3 billion. And it’s a “showdown” they ain’t gonna win anyway. So move on already Hoosier State. (AP)
  • Ohio Lawmakers Vote to Ban Abortions at Publicly Funded Clinics, Hospitals. No word yet on whether there will be exceptions based on the life and health of the mother but if you remember the debacle at St. Joseph’s in Phoenix a while back, it’s probably safe to assume there won’t be any exceptions. (RH Reality Check)
  • Ovarian cancer screening doesn’t actually save lives? Someone should probably alert the medical field about that. (MSNBC)
  • Remember those anti-choice billboards targeting blacks stating “The Most Dangerous Place For an African American Is The Womb”? Well, now Latinos are the target. Wonder if white women will be next? Something tells me no. (The Daily Caller)
  • The Pill does not cause weight gain. However, food, in large quantities without adequate exercise, does. (EurekAlert)
  • The CDC estimates that 20% of people infected with HIV don’t know it and one-third are diagnosed so late in the course of their infection that they develop AIDS within one year. This is why it’s so important to be tested regularly! (USA Today)
  • When in Doubt About Sexual Health, Teens Turn to Google. Not their parents, Google! (Huff Po)
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Pro-Choice Friday News Rundown

  • Read about the many challenges ahead in government now that anti-choice politicians have gained numbers in the House and the Senate (Raising Women’s Voices)
  • Colorado voters reject “fetal personhood” initiative, but that won’t prevent similar measures from being on future ballots in other states (Ms. Magazine)
  • Planned Parenthood is keeping score of reproductive rights wins and losses with its spiffy looking election map (PP Action)
  • Wannabe abortion bomber pleads guilty to charges (RH Reality Check)
  • Hope you’re sitting down for this stunning shocker: Recent study indicates oral sex leads to intercourse among teens! (CBS News)
  • The hard road ahead: Anti-choicers outnumber supporters of choice by devastatingly large margins in the upcoming 112th Congress (NARAL)
  • Why Medicaid Coverage for Births and Family Planning Services is Essential (Guttmacher)