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August 27, 2010

When women police other women’s sexuality.

I missed this one from last week, but it’s an excellent, excellent piece about just how wrong the personhood movement’s latest tactic truly is.

After what happened in Alaska this week, I thought I’d write my weekly post about parental notification.  Then I found this.  Nuff said.

Many great thinkers, from Aristotle to St. Thomas Aquinas to modern day ethicists, have pondered just what defines a human being as a moral agent.  Well, the State of Missouri has an answer – it’s all at the moment of conception.

The NYT covered the new decision that says no federal money can be used for any aspect of stem cell research involving embryos.  (Apparently the law suit was brought on behalf of…embryos.  I think the judge spoke with the Missouri lawmakers.)  And here’s an excellent breakdown of exactly how the political games played in Congress affected this case.

Hey, didja hear the one about the guy who thinks poor women shouldn’t get epidurals?  (I just can’t deal with this other than by laughing, it’s a defense mechanism.)

In NYC, the Catholic Church’s anti birth control position holds up the opening of a new urgent care clinic.

The ACLU weighs in on women’s equality on Women’s Equality Day, arguing that the Paycheck Fairness Act is the next big step for legal equality for women.

Also, don’t let all those we-haven’t-come-far-enough articles on Women’s Equality Day get you too far down.  Turns out more young women vote than young men!

Virginia also wants to enact Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers – TRAP.  Here’s why that’s an insane idea.

Don’t be fooled by the Tea Party that they’re all about less taxes; they completely embrace an anti-choice agenda.

Does size matter?  

We may have missed it here, but please check out the blog carnival This Is What a Young Feminist Looks Like – some truly excellent pieces there.  And if you want to share a link to something you’ve written or a piece that’s inspired you this week, please leave it in comments!

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