Well, this little story I saw in the local paper has now made it to the front page of CNN, so I hope you all read about the woman who reported a rape, and was arrested. She had an outstanding warrant for failing to pay a theft restitution; while imprisoned she was denied emergency contraception. Reportedly, the jail nurse refused EC based on religious grounds. PP, rightly, has it's ire up & is asking you to take action.
In other news:
The Japanese Health Minister called women "birth giving machines." The Prime Minister isn't thrilled about it.
NYT covers the growing number of female politicians running as moms. I understand that women are moms, but I find it condescending to point out that women are mothers. Men aren't fathers? And how are issues like healthcare "women's" issues? Don't men get sick? Men's children don't die in wars? I cannot believe that we still think anything having to do with education, healthcare or the environment is a woman's issue.
What this means, strategists say, is that motherhood and a focus on children can become one more political asset to be showcased — a way of humanizing a candidate and connecting with voters, especially other women.
On a completely unrelated note, the world's oldest mom lied to the fertility clinic about her age. She's 67, but said she was 55. And a giant baby was born in Brazil. And also more on selling eggs internationally.
Sweden, shortly, will not let women choose the sex of their gynecologists. On a related note, a Muslim man in France was arrested for attacking the male gynecologist who attended to his wife. In Indonesia, a hospital is keeping a family's baby until the family pays the delivery costs.
FACE puts a murderer in federal prison. James Kopp was convicted in federal court for the death of Dr. Bernard Slepian, a doctor who performed abortions.
The sole woman on SCOTUS is "lonely."
The justices are weighing cases on abortion and school integration. Ginsburg, a Clinton appointee on the court's liberal wing, won't discuss how O'Connor's exit will change the court, saying only, "This term may be very revealing."