Your Nightly Need to Know 5/10/12

This week, we’re debuting a new daily feature here at A is For. We’re bringing you a rundown of the top stories in women’s rights, along with links to things that are too important or too good to miss. If you find a story that you think needs to be included, tweet us the link at @aisfororg.


Mitt Romney, who has promised to defund Planned Parenthood, says the GOP is “extraordinarily pro-women.” (CNN)

The sales of black market birth control are on the rise in Arizona. (CBS 5 AZ)

Time Magazine cover featuring a woman breast feeding her three-year-old son has stirred controversy. (NY Daily News)

NARAL Pro-Choice America president Nancy Keenan is stepping down. (Washington Post)

An FDA panel has recommended the approval of a drug that could prevent HIV infection. (CBS News)

Public shaming is becoming a new weapon in the anti-choice arsenal. (Slate)

Phyllis Schlafly wants to require hospitals to ask a woman if she’s ever had an abortion, regardless of the reasons for her visit. (RH Reality Check)

Montana court strikes down state’s ban on birth control funding for low-income teens. (Think Progress)

Jezebel’s Katie Baker takes a behind-the-scenes look at the rape culture in one college town. (Jezebel)

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