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Friday Femorandum: Thanks, Google!

“Legal, public abortion would simply no longer exist in Mississippi.” This is what will happen if the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals lifts the injunction on Mississippi’s 2012 TRAP law. Robin Marty at Care2 argues that a dangerous precedent for abortion rights in “abortion hostile” states will be set no matter what the Court decides.

“Nigerians have rallied for days to criticize the government’s handling of the rescue efforts.” Roughly 200 girls are still missing from a high school in Nigeria, and suspected of being sold into forced marriage by militants opposed to western education.

“Republican strategists say it’s a sign of the growing divide between party leaders and conservative voters, who have a history of roiling GOP primaries.” Senate GOP candidates are distancing themselves from noted birth control foe Mitch McConnell. Understandable, because:

“She gave an example of one person in Vancouver who had ‘lost her doctor’ due to the ACA.” Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler on Obamacare, to her constituents.

“79 percent of the crisis pregnancy centers that advertised on Google indicated that they provided medical services such as abortions, when, in fact, they are focused on counseling services and on providing information about alternatives to abortion.” In response to an investigation by NARAL Pro-Choice America, Google has taken down deceptive search ads for crisis pregnancy centers.

But not everyone is happy about it: The anti-choice Twitter community is switching to Bing in protest.

I guess they skipped over the part in their mission where it says “pro-choice”: The GOP is working hard to make its own EMILY’s List.

Rage Report: Bill O’Reilly blames Beyonce for teen pregnancy.

Here are the 55 schools currently under federal investigation for mishandling sexual assault cases on campus. The list includes Washington State University and the University of Idaho.

“Bullets dodged”: Here are 10 anti-choice bills that didn’t pass this year.

Kshama Sawant: Talked to VICE this week about healthcare, Seattle politics, and Elizabeth Warren.

Jessica Valenti: On 20-week abortion bans, her daughter’s birth at 28 weeks, and why women’s choices about abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy are too nuanced and complex to be legislated.

Our Feminist Killjoy of the Week: is Heather Ault, whose reproductive rights art project, 4000 Years For Choice, celebrates the history of reproductive health and abortion care with clean, simple designs and unapologetic support for the freedom to choose:

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