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Sunday News Round-Up – Short Sunny Day Edition

February 21, 2010

There are lots of great links up in the Ninth Carnival of Feminist Parenting, including links on sex ed, pregnancy, disability, violence against women, body image and more. Also, 14th Carnival of Feminists is up and focused on social justice organizing.

Robin Marty has a round-up of some abortion-related laws proposed in the states this legislative session.

A conference I didn’t know about and now really want to attend: From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom (April 9-11 in Amherst, MA). Applications for travel/housing stipends are due on the 24th of this month. [hat tip to Feministing]

Also, fellow Southerners may be interested in the 2010 Southern Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute in Durham on March 19-21.

40 Days for Life has started again – if you want to support your local clinic being targeted by anti-choice activists, the list is here [note that link is to the 40 days for life site itself].

Lots of interesting stuff in Renee’s most recent round-up.

County health rankings provide snapshot of health in each U.S. county.

An anesthesiologist whose work is described as “pioneering” is accused of being a fraud:

Over the past 12 years, anesthesiologist Scott Reuben revolutionized the way physicians provide pain relief to patients undergoing orthopedic surgery for everything from torn ligaments to worn-out hips. Now, the profession is in shambles after an investigation revealed that at least 21 of Reuben’s papers were pure fiction, and that the pain drugs he touted in them may have slowed postoperative healing.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is coming up on March 10. A list of events is provided here.

NY Times has a piece on a lactation consultant.

Random cute: serval kittens. And a cat in a cactus.

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