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My favorite stories today are Leveraging the Power of Race and Gender, about how the candidates should be talking about the impact of identity on global politics; and The Medical Right Falls Hard for Ultrasounds — Often at the Expense of Women’s Health (also at RH Reality Check). Ultrasounds are the latest in anti-choice activism, and I often have a hard time articulating why it’s bad that pregnant woman should be forced (or coerced) into viewing an ultrasound of their fetus if they’re considering terminating a pregnancy. This article does a great job of explaining why it’s not only unnecessary, but dangerous — and another example of anti-choice groups disregarding women’s health and well-being in the name of ideology.
But there are lots of pieces worth noting and checking out, so I hope you’ll head over there and give it a look.