Quickies: Abortion in Mississippi, support blog for sexual assault victims, and Sam Brownback
- The abortion ministry of Dr. Willie Parker – “In Mississippi, there is only one clinic where a woman can go if she needs an abortion. The state is trying to close it down. At that clinic, there is a doctor who tends to the needs of these women, and he has to fly in from out of state to do it. There is no shutting him down.”
- “I believe you” blog offers support for sexual assault victims – Lindy West’s new blog where she’s not planning on sharing more than one story a day, but has the next six months covered already. From Courtney.
- What happened when an extremist, Christian fundamentalist got to run a whole state – “Brownback’s special brand of right-wing fundamentalism was so extreme that many felt it was better to try to contain him in a single state rather than inflict him on the whole of the country. Judging from the four years he’s been in charge of that unfortunate state, their concerns were well-founded.”
- Society of American Magicians inaugurates first African-American president – “McDonald says magic has a long and little-known history in the African-American community. Even so, he says, he still had many obstacles to overcome as a young magician, including reconciling his love for magic with his Christian faith.” From Ginger.