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Weekly News Round-Up, 10/11

October 11, 2009

The National Advocates for Pregnant Women reports that the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit issued a decision in a case of an incarcerate woman who was shackled to the bed during labor, finding the practice “cruel and unusual” and thus unconstitutional.

“Our Bodies, Ourselves” has been translated and adapted into a number of languages and cultures over the years; Christine writes about progress on Hebrew and Arabic versions.

Nikki has H1N1 resources for children.

RH Reality Check reports on the Limited-Service Pregnancy Centers Disclaimer Bill proposed in Baltimore to ensure that women visiting a Baltimore “crisis pregnancy center” are informed that they will not receive comprehensive birth control or abortion services or referrals.

The CDC has information on H1N1 (swine) flu specifically for pregnant women.

The National Partnership for Women & Families has an interesting piece about whether women may sometimes be denied health insurance coverage because of a history of being a victim of domestic violence.

Wheelchair Dancer has a post on disability in the workplace.

J Smooth has a nice video on the problem with people defending Roman Polanski.

Renee at Womanist Musings has a bunch of good links in her round-up, including this post from Cara at The Curvature on why hoping a rapist gets raped in jail is fundamentally not an anti-rape position. I also like Renee’s post on fat and disability in The Cleveland Show.

Via Mom’s Tinfoil Hat, I learned of this “Health Birth Blog Carnival,” the first installment of which focuses on induction and letting labor begin on its own, hosted at Science and Sensibility.

I continue wish that most of the comments at My OB said WHAT?!? were completely fictional, while being pretty sure many of them are not.

I just re-read “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret.” Find a copy in your library.

One Comment leave one →
  1. October 11, 2009 9:01 pm

    “I just re-read “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret.”

    Love, love, love that book. I wonder if my girls (6 and 4)will ever read it.

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