Daily Round-Up

Daily Round-Up

Daily Round-Up - June 20, 2012

Wondering what’s going on with the attack on women’s rights?  UniteWomen.org brings you some of the latest news on many of the issues in the War on Women!

Lisa Brown Performs ‘Vagina Monologues’ On Michigan Statehouse Steps

LANSING, Mich. — A state lawmaker who says she was barred from speaking in the Michigan House because Republicans objected to her saying “vagina” during debate over anti-abortion legislation performed “The Vagina Monologues” on the Statehouse steps – with a hand from the author.

Eve Ensler, whose groundbreaking play about women’s sexuality still packs theaters 16 years after it debuted, oversaw Monday night’s performance by Democratic state Rep. Lisa Brown, 10 other lawmakers and several actresses….Read More

A culture of coverup: rape in the ranks of the US military | Naomi Wolf

A new documentary by director Kirby Dick, The Invisible War, about systemic rape of women in the military and the retaliations and coverups victims face, has won awards in many film festivals, and recently even triggered congressional response. The examples of what happens to women soldiers who are raped in the military are stunning, both in the violence that these often young women face, and in the viciousness they encounter after attacks…Read More

NH gov vetoes partial-birth abortion ban

CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch has vetoed a bill banning partial-birth abortions, saying it was unnecessary because such procedures are already prohibited under federal law.

Supporters of the bill have said they don’t trust the federal government to prosecute its law. But Lynch said the federal law makes a state version unnecessary….Read More

Ohio Session Ends With No Vote On Heartbeat Ban

The Ohio legislature has adjourned, but the controversial “heartbeat ban” that would make abortion illegal before many women even knew they were pregnant did not get put up for a vote in the senate….Read More

Women doctors paid less than men

CHICAGO — Women physician-scientists are paid much less than their male counterparts, researchers found, with a salary difference that over the course of a career could pay for a college education, a spacious house, or a retirement nest egg…Read More

Women and the Affordable Care Act

Women have unique health care needs, and often make health care decisions for their families. The law offers important benefits for women and their families….Read More

The Daily Show takes on the Vagina Monologues

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