Your Nightly Need to Know 8/31/12

Why Todd Akin’s lies are about more than just rape. (Politico) Georgia eliminates waiting list for HIV/AIDS drugs. (Online Athens) Another day, another dumb comment about rape and pregnancy. (TruthDig) Karl Rove jokes about killing Todd Akin. (Inquisitr) Rep. Akin’s unscientific method. (Partnership for Women & Families) An inconvenient abortion truth. (Huffington Post) If Roe…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 8/30/12

Paul Ryan’s abortion problem. (Washington Post) The Republican’s abortion plank has a long history. (Los Angeles Times) At the Republican Convention, social issues are off women’s agenda. (New York Times) The women who love Republicans who hate them. (Nation) Romney family secrets. (Salon) NY Congressman Peter King believes physicians should be criminally charged for performing…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 8/29/12

After 30,000 signatures were invalidated, a “Personhood” initiative has failed to make the ballot in Colorado. Organizers, however, are vowing to fight. (The Daily Beast) The real-life consequences of a “human life” amendment. (Center for Reproductive Rights) Mitt Romney’s sister attempts to reassure women that her brother “won’t touch” abortion. (Think Progress) Banning abortion would…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 8/28/12

The Republican National Convention began today with the GOP announcing their anti-choice, anti-women, anti-gay, anti-health care platform. (Huffington Post) Al Jazeera and the abortion debate. (Huffington Post) A Federal judge dismissed Wheaton College’s lawsuit against the government over the contraception mandate. (Think Progress) A picture of Michelle Obama on the cover of a Spanish magazine…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 8/27/12

Mitt Romney tells CBS he supports abortion in cases of rape, incest and the “health and life of the mother“. (CBS) Women’s issues and weather crowd the GOP’s message on the eve of the Republican National Convention. (Roll Call) GOP group courts women at the convention by setting up a makeup and hair “touch-up” salon….

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Global Misogyny Roundup

Pussy Riot was carefully calibrated for protest. (NYT) In Nicaragua, young girls are forced to become mothers. (IPS News) How U.S. policies abroad deny abortions to women who are raped in international conflicts. (The Atlantic) Female students in Iran are banned from over 70 University degree programs. (Telegraph UK) In Togo, women are planning a…

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A is For: Are You Serious, eBay?

Earlier this week, A is For revealed the name of the secret potion Rep. Todd Akin believes women can produce on demand to ward off pregnancy during rape. Magic Vagina Death Venom became so popular that we decided to auction off a few bottles from our secret supply on eBay. The auctions were a hit….

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Your Nightly Need to Know 8/24/12

In his first public appearance since his comments on “legitimate rape”, Rep. Todd Akin reaffirms his plans to stay in the race for senate. (Akron Beacon Journal) NH candidate for sheriff says he “let his imagination get out of control” when he said he’d use lethal force to prevent abortions. (RH Reality Check) The awkward…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 8/23/12

Mitt Romney attempts to “man up” the women’s vote. (Slate XX) Why rape exceptions and abortion stereotypes “are harmful to women. (Feministing) In 31 states, rapists are allowed visitation rights with children conceived during the attack. (CNN) When asked about his position on abortion, a candidate for senate tells a reporter to “Go fuck yourself.”…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 8/22/12

The teen pregnancy rate in the United States is three times higher than other developed nations. (Medical Daily) A federal appeals court has ruled Texas can cut off state funding to Planned Parenthood. (CBS) The Democratic Convention Platform will spotlight abortion rights, equal pay and women’s health. (National Journal) More than 40 Republicans oppose abortion…

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