This Week: Reproductive Justice Under Attack, Wisconsin Protests, & More

This is what “pro-life” means?
Salon: “The excuse used by Republicans is that we are saving taxpayer money. Saving money in exchange for breast exams, cervical cancer screenings, STD testing and care: Welcome to the movement that has long billed itself as ‘pro-life.’”

When rape is a risk that comes with the job
Feministing: “In fact, when it comes to many dangerous professions, it’s only by women’s inclusion that conditions can begin to change.”

‘First Amendment Remedies’: How Wisconsin Workers Grabbed the Constitution Back From the Right-Wing Royalists
The Nation: “The purpose of the First Amendment, the essential amendment for those who believe in a real and robust democracy experiment, was to detail the rights of citizens to object when wrongheaded and dangerous policies are proposed by their elected officials.”

Mrs. Bush, Abstinence, and Texas
New York Times: “Tortolero, who lectures around the country on effective ways to prevent teenage pregnancy, once testified before a committee in the Texas House that was considering a bill to require that sex education classes only provide information that was medically accurate.

The bill was controversial. I’ll let you ponder that for a minute.”

Iowa Wrestler Defaults Rather Than Face Girl
Associated Press: “A standout Iowa high school wrestler refused to compete against a girl at the state tournament on Thursday, relinquishing any chance of becoming a champion because he says wrestling a girl would conflict with his religious beliefs.”

South Dakota Moves To Legalize Killing Abortion Providers
Mother Jones: “‘The bill in South Dakota is an invitation to murder abortion providers,’ says Vicki Saporta, the president of the National Abortion Federation, the professional association of abortion providers.”

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