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Friday, August 17, 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:

Violence against women in Afghanistan is currently bad despite constitutional equal rights, and could get worse after U.S. troops leave in 2014.

Saudi Arabia plans to build a separate city for women so that they can work without being around men.

Texas funding attacks on Planned Parenthood do more harm to unaffiliated health centers providing essential health services to low-income women, forcing some women to travel to Mexico for health services.

A drug being used to treat cancer may be an effective male birth control pill.

Mary Gonzalez is set to be the first pansexual U.S. elected official.

Uganda, a country where homosexuality is outlawed, had its first pride parade.

A Muslim women sues Disney for not letting her wear a hijab.

Paul Ryan's selection as the GOP VP candidate was not well-received.

Schools in Mississippi send children to prison for... dress-code violations and flatulence?

Donald Trump is a hypocrite.

The CDC says that teen sex rates are down.

Gender roles for men seemed to be slightly different a century ago.

PPIA wishes you all a great weekend!

This post was created by Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA). PPIA is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL).

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