Saturday, February 25, 2012

Weekend Links

Judge rules pharmacists can refuse to even carry emergency contraception.
My home state of Texas, which has the highest number of uninsured people in the country, is threatening to reject federal funding because they don't want any of it to go to Planned Parenthood. Obama says Texas is breaking the law, but Texas says, "Screw you!" to the federal government and to the 130,000 women who might lose access to reproductive health care (including cancer screenings and contraception).

Why Patriarchal Men Are Utterly Petrified of Birth Control

The French bid adieu to "Mademoiselle." I think it is time we said goodbye to Miss and Mrs. as well!

A Virginia law requiring women to have a transvaginal ultrasound before having an abortion passed the Virginia Senate, but was vetoed by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) after protests. He says he'll review the bill, which probably means women will be forced to have a regular, over-the-belly ultrasound. While not as invasive as a transvaginal ultrasound, we should still be upset that women have to have an ultrasound at all before undergoing a perfectly legal medical procedure. Also, as someone whose step-daddy sells ultrasounds, I grew up with a dining room stocked full of vaginal probes. And there is NO WAY IN HELL the government should ever have a law requiring women to be penetrated with one of those for no medical reason. If you don't know what a transvaginal ultrasound is, there is a NSFW example here.

Obama for America is selling iphone cases! If my iphone wasn't ancient, I would totally be getting one!

And just for fun, 20 ways to rationalize your Pinterest addiction.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Ugh. I had to undergo a trans-v ultrasound for this health debacle, and it was really terrible. I feel like Margaret Atwood's world of The Handmaid's Tale gets closer and closer all the time.