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Mississippi “personhood” ballot measure defeated

9 Nov

On November 8th, Mississippi voters cast their ballots, and defeated the ballot measure that would have considered a fertilized embryo a “person,” threatening Roe v. Wade, birth control, and undermining a woman’s right to choose what happens to her body. Let’s be thankful the pill, the ring, and IUDs live to see another day.
Read more about it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/us/politics/votes-across-the-nation-could-serve-as-a-political-barometer.html?_r=1&scp=5&sq=personhood&st=cse

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Abortion Search on Feministing

24 Oct

Feministing is a great place to go for up to date feminist issues. ┬áJos Truitt, one of the editors, was at this summer’s National LSRJ Leadership Institute and inspired this blog.

A quick search on “abortion” (below) will bring up some interesting results. Read about crisis pregnancy centers in North Carolina and Romney chastising a woman for getting a life-saving abortion. And that was just today’s news.

http://feministing.com/?s=abortion&post_type=post&searchsubmit=Search