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Friday Femorandum: Proud Seattleites for lifting bans on abortion coverage

Welcome to the Friday Femorandum, our weekly roundup of reproductive rights news.

Here’s what happened in reproductive politics this week:

On Wednesday, City Councilmember Bruce Harrell’s proposed resolution calling on federal lawmakers to repeal all federal bans on public coverage of abortion made it out of committee and is on its way to a full council vote! Here’s a social media graphic you can share widely to show your support:

 

The rule “is unconstitutional because it imposes an undue burden on the right of women throughout Texas to seek a pre-viability abortion,” he wrote.

Let’s see that again.

The rule “is unconstitutional because it imposes an undue burden on the right of women throughout Texas to seek a pre-viability abortion,” he wrote.

Mount Holyoke College is joining a growing chorus of women’s colleges that have expanded their admissions policies to include transwomen.“Her real distinction is being one of the earliest female comedians to be relentlessly filthy, and also to talk in an unfiltered way about being a woman. Nearly 30 years before Sarah Silverman, her career almost ended when she told an abortion joke on the air”:  Joan Rivers.

Minnesota is banning shackling and providing doulas for incarcerated women giving birth.

After Tiller, the courageous documentary focusing on the four remaining physicians in the US who openly perform later abortions, is available on PBS.A much needed reality check on what some are calling a “scandal” for Jennifer Lawrence – but is actually a crime.

So many people have taken the taco and/or beer challenge, including Dan SavageSarah Paulson, and Martha Plimpton.

 

Go jump on that bandwagon.Pronounced guilty on 11 counts of conspiracy, bribery and extortion: Former Virginia Governor Bob “Mandatory Ultrasounds” McDonnell.

We had some good news this week. To celebrate, here are some puppies:

Thank you for being pro-choice. You restore our faith in humanity every day.

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