Today is Washington’s Primary Election, and mail-in ballots must be postmarked by today in order to be counted. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington’s voter guide is available here, and PubliCola posts the number to call for voters who lost their ballots.
EMILY’s List has a new video lampooning Sarah Palin’s “Mama Grizzlies” as part of their “Sarah doesn’t speak for me” campaign. The pro-choice group is pushing back on Palin’s assertion that she has a monopoly on women’s support.
The anti-choice political group Susan B. Anthony List is taking a bus tour of swing districts, targeting anti-choice Democrats who supported the federal health care reform bill. The anti-choice group has been greeted by protests from Catholics United, which supports health care reform, as well as by pro-choice activists.
Arkansas officials are considering abandoning dangerous and ineffective abstinence-only programs and applying for money from the federal government to teach comprehensive sex education programs.
Other News of Note
Slate’s Sharon Lerner discusses the realities of state and federal maternity leave laws.
Boston Globe columnist Joanna Weiss argues that the insufficient maternity leave policies in the U.S. reflect societal values about childrearing.
Amanda Marcotte praises Mad Men, the AMC television show set in the 1960s, for its realistic portrayal of a woman who has had abortions at a time when abortion was illegal.