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Friday, August 10, 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:

In the wake of the tragic Sikh temple shooting, Romney slipped up while offering his condolences, referring to a "Sheik" temple.

Leaders of the Komen Foundation, one of the nation's leading breast cancer advocacy groups, have announced their plans to leave the organization.

A public school in Louisiana is mandating that female students take pregnancy tests and kicking out anyone who tests positive or refuses.

A birth control gel is being developed...for men.

Iowan anti-choice attempts to stop Medicaid funding abortions in cases of incest or rape failed.

Harrods opened a new, gender-neutral toy store.

Texas doctors and advocates fight back against legislation proposing that doctors shouldn't give abortion counseling or advice to their patients.

Tea-partiers were disgusted by the use of the word "menstruation" while discussing birth control.

Colorado anti-choice advocates attempt their third personhood initiative.

The NFL has hired their first female referee.

Weekend plans? Tell us what you're up to in the comments!

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