Sunday, January 23, 2011

Suggested Sunday reading (1/23/11)

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Yesterday, Jan. 22, was the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, so it's only appropriate to have a roundup of some of the articles out there. I don't know about you all, but I'm pretty worried about what the GOP at the federal and state levels is going to try to pull when it comes to women's right to choose. It's going to be bad, and ugly.
  • The Daily Tar Heel: "GOP aims to limit abortion in NC, 38 years after it became legal."
  • Philadelphia Inquirer: "Victims say abortion doctor scarred them for life." This is about the clinic in Philly that was recently (and finally) shut down, where the doctor was arrested for murder. I want to point out that what was going on in that clinic, while absolutely reprehensible and inexcusable, is pretty much exactly what would be happening all over this country if abortion were illegal.
  • Politico: "Abortion interjected into health care reform repeal."
  • Tulsa World: "Anti-abortion group intervenes in Oklahoma ultrasound lawsuit."
  • New York Times: "Across Country, Lawmakers Push Abortion Curbs."
  • Huffington Post: "Roe v. Wade: 38 and Under Attack." This is by Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
  • AlterNet: "On Roe v. Wade's Anniversary: Let's Reflect on the Consequences of Violent Rhetoric, Which Abortion Providers Know All Too Well."
  • RH Reality Check: "Back-Alley Abortions in 2011: How Anti-Choice Zealots Force Women to Go to Dangerous Clinics." This is such a good point, it needs to be made all the time, loud and clear.
  • RH Reality Check: "38th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade." This is a roundup of their articles on the subject (including the link above this one).
  • USA Today: "Obama recalls Roe v. Wade, backs abortion rights."
In other news:
  • The Washington Post: "Group: Oldest living African-American dies at 113." You should really read about this woman. What a story.
  • The Guardian: "Rape cannot be disentangled from the wider campaign for justice."
  • Care2: "Make Breast Feeding Easier: Surgeon General Issues Call to Action
  • Monsters & Critics: "UN: Rural women face increasing inequality."
  • Sify News: "Study explores dangers of 'benevolent sexism.'"
  • Common Dreams: "The Murdered Women of Juarez."
  • Dana Goldstein: "On MLK Day, Some Thoughts on Segregated Schools, Arne Duncan, and President Obama."
  • The Week: "Will GM benefit from a woman's touch?" GM's new product-development chief, Mary Barra, is the first woman to hold that post for any American car company.
  • California Watch: "Unnecessary C-sections a $3.5B problem, study finds."
  • Jezebel: "The New Charlie's Angels Will Have At Least One Brown Angel."
  • Screen Rant: "NBC Picks Up David E. Kelley’s 'Wonder Woman' Pilot."

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