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Friday, July 27, 2012

PPIA's Weekly Wrap-up

Everything that WE think YOU should know about this week in the world of reproductive health care, politics, women's rights, and beyond:

A teen rape survivor was threatened with jail time for tweeting the names of her rapists after they received a plea bargain. 

Not only is Saudi Arabia sending two female athletes to the Olympics for the first time, but one of them, a judo champion, is refusing to wear a hijab while she competes.

Michigan advances the bill that sparked the 'vagina' controversy, North Carolina fails in their defunding of Planned Parenthood, and South Dakota courts rule that doctors must give "medically and scientifically uncertain" advice about suicide risks to women seeking abortions.

Simultaneously walking on the street and carrying condoms is now grounds to arrest women for being sex workers.

The 2012 International Aids Conference ended today.

The new CEO of Yahoo said she isn't a feminist because she doesn't have a "militant drive". 

The first same-sex wedding on a military base takes place after the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
After a rainy week, Illinois should have a beautiful weekend.  We hope you all get outside and enjoy the weather!

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