From reproductive rights, general health & mental wellness, feminism, and everything in between, these are some of the news highlights that have happened this week:
Virginia: Instead of picketing the “johns” that come in the neighborhood, a man posts “No More Hookers!” signs in his yard instead.
The United States spends around $98 billion a year on hospitalization for child birth, but the maternal mortality rate has doubled in the last 25 years.
Mississippi: Though the state has the highest teen pregnancy rate in the United States, the state largely adopts abstinence-only education.
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Jessica Valenti discusses the “most important job” of motherhood in her book “Why Have Kids?”
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Pennsylvania: Senate candidate Tom Smith thinks that getting pregnant from rape is “similar” to having a baby out-of-wedlock.
A pro-choice Republican goes to the GOP convention and supports abortion rights.
Olympian Gabby Douglas discusses her experience as a bullied young person.
Colorado: The state’s radical personhood amendment fails to make it onto the state’s ballot.
Tennessee: Support the “no papers no fear” riders being detained in Tennessee.
California: The state Senate votes to expand abortion access.
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New York: NARAL is looking for a few good interns for the 2012 election. Apply today.
Actress and comedienne Amy Poehler supports domestic workers rights.
California: Sigh the petition to end the use of shackling pregnant women.
Washington, DC: The National Women’s Law Center is looking for interns for the fall. Apply today!
A new Treasury Department rule challenges non-custodial parents. Here’s how they are fighting back.
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Women of color activists pen an open letter to Missouri congressman Todd Akin.
California: One school district is failing to provide comprehensive sex education.
Activist Shelby Knox shames the Candies Foundation for shaming teen parenting.
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“My body is not your past time,” say poet Anis Gisele.
Last but not least: Who needs feminism?
Until next week…