Your Nightly Need to Know 5/9/12

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.


Washington, D.C. is the next destination in the War on Women as a House Judiciary committee will begin debating a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks. (Roll Call)

“Missionaries to the Pre-Born” canceled their planned two-day demonstration in Jackson Hole, Wyoming after pro-choice citizens created “human detours”. (RH Reality Check)

You might want to sit down for this. Congress is taking up legislation that could actually HELP women. (Think Progress)

Introducing ProLifeBook: a social networking site for anti-choice activists. No poking allowed. (ProLifeBook)

Jan Brewer’s reign of terror continues as she leans towards signing a bill that would allow Arizona religious organizations to no longer cover birth control. (My San Antonio)

Mother Jones profiles survivors of North Carolina’s barbaric eugenics program. (Mother Jones)

Delta Airlines pulls advertising from The Daily Show over Jon Stewart’s “vagina manger” joke. (Houston Chronicle)

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