Your Nightly Need to Know 9/28/12

Why sexual fundamentalists dominate politics. (AlterNet) A loophole in Indiana’s abortion law could make it harder for women to obtain a medicinal abortion. (Newser) Activists file a lawsuit against the Colorado Secretary of State in an effort to get “personhood” on the November ballot. (Yahoo) Pointless new regulations could force most of Virginia’s abortion clinics…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 9/27/12

Red states = Teen moms. (Slate) Todd Akin refers to Sen. Claire McCaskill as “not ladylike“. (Think Progress) Akin also recalled his time in jail after being arrested at an anti-choice protest. (Huffington Post) Women who edit magazines make $15,000 less than men. (Think Progress) What do low income women think of public funding for…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 9/26/12

A survey of Kenyan women revealed that 90% have never been tested for breast cancer. 92% have never been tested for cervical cancer. (Capital News) To the surprise of absolutely no one, Republicans are trying to block passage of a bill that would protect pregnant women in the workplace. (Huffington Post) Despite advancements in peace,…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 9/25/12

Why Republicans will decide to support Todd Akin. (Bloomberg) A majority of women say that birth control keeps them financially solvent. (Buzzfeed) An anti-choice ad featuring a dismembered fetus has begun airing in Kentucky. (Courier-Journal) Planned Parenthood launches a new ad buy targeting Mitt Romney in swing states. (The Hill) At a campaign stop, Paul…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 9/24/12

Illinois appellate court rules that the state’s pharmacists are not required to dispense the “Morning After” pill. (Huffington Post) Why are teen pregnancy rates in liberal New York so much lower than conservative Mississippi? (Slate XX) New York Times’ Ross Douthat says abortion is the reason for the difference. Amanda Marcotte fires back. (Slate XX)…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 9/21/12

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology introduce new guidelines, suggesting IUDs and contraceptive implants be offered to teenagers. (Jezebel) At the Value Voters Summit, Michael New suggests making abortions impossible to afford unless you’re rich. (Opposing Views) New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez removes “forcible rape” language from state’s health policy. (Huffington Post) The Year…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 9/20/12

A new fight is underway in Illinois over the parental notification law. (St. Louis Public Radio) Todd Akin attempts to appeal to women in a new video. (Huffington Post) Sons of Anarchy is not only a show about a motorcycle club; it’s a show about feminism. (Slate XX) Is Senator Scott Brown lying about his…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 9/19/12

This election season, pro-choice advocates are looking for a few good women. (Reuters) Anti-choice activists try to shut down Birmingham, Alabama Planned Parenthood. (Fox 6) Michigan’s anti-choice omnibus bill is unlikely to be voted on before November. (MLive.com) Reporting changes may be the reason for a dramatic increase in abortions in Arizona. (RH Reality Check)…

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The Penis Files: A Mockumentary

Until “The Olson Penis” was created by Dr. Olson 10-years ago, historically men’s penises grew for procreation when a woman ovulated and retracted immediately. 200 years ago, men who were devoutly religious and monogamous experienced penile growth for procreation only. Conversely, women have always been born with vaginas and sexual freedom not governed by religion…

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Your Nightly Need to Know 9/18/12

Operation Rescue files an ethics complaint against Kansas’ attorney general for dismissing charges against Planned Parenthood. (Sacbee) Abortions increase 25% in Arizona, the state with the toughest abortion restrictions. (Jezebel) Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King says President Obama doesn’t believe in “life and families.” (Think Progress) Gov. Mitt Romney releases a new ad geared towards…

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