Y'all, to be honest, this week kicked my behind, and I'm anticipating this coming week to go similarly. It's totally fine, but makes finding time to put posts together a bit of a challenge.
So, I apologize for my previous and future lack of posting. Perhaps this will slow down after the legislative session ends? (Optimism!)
Anyway, here's a sampling of things I read this week. What about you? Any additions?
Study: 48 women raped every hour in Congo by Jenee Desmond-Harris -The gut-wrenching title says it all
Peace Corps volunteer speaks out about lacking sexual assault response by Casey Frazee
Kansas lawmakers end work with anti-abortion push by John Hanna
Missouri lawmakers pass further restrictions on late-term abortions with new penalties for doctors by David A. Lieb
Daniels signs controversial Planned Parenthood bill into law via CNN Political Unit
South Dakota banning abortion without banning abortion? by Amanda Marcotte
House moves ahead with legal limits on abortion by Bridget Whelan -North Carolina's making headlines for all the wrong reasons
Anti-abortion rights group buying Google ad space to misdirect women who search 'abortion' by Ashley Lopez
Did Florida legislature accidentally ban sex in Florida? via Adam C. Smith -Bad news for all you future spring breakers...
Schoolgirls can find protection in Title IX by Joanne N. Smith
Mother loses custody battle for having breast cancer by Matthew Burgoyne -Another gem out of North Carolina
Is President Obama pro-choice? by Miriam Perez -The answer? Right now, it might not matter all that much
Mom defends decision to give 8-year-old daughter, Britney Campbell, Botox by Hilary Moss
A call for change by Sara Quin -Tegan & Sara's Sara takes a stand on misogyny and homophobia in the music industry. Couldn't be more proud to be a fan.
Dear Planned Parenthood: Thank you for my law degree, my planned family and my health by Lisa Kaas Boyle
Future of Uganda gay bill unclear after vote dropped via The Associated Press
Civil unions become law in Delaware via the CNN Wire Staff
Embattled civil unions bill faces two fronts by Jim Baron
Same sex marriage: Poll finds majority of New Yorkers want it legal by David Badash
Tammy Baldwin may run for retiring Sen. Herb Kohl's seat by Pam Spaulding -She would be the first openly lesbian U.S. Senator
Anti-gay groups plan increased spending, activity through 2012 by Andy Birkey
Atheist challenges C-Street Congressman in Democratic primary by Staks Rosch -And finally, some potentially good news out of our fair state
Is the end nigh? We'll know soon enough by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
"There are some people who don't wait." Robert Krulwich on the future of journalism via Ed Young -Awesome advice for anyone in any profession, really.
1 in 8 people that have ever lived are alive today by Stephen Messenger