Today in Cis Privilege: Connecticut girl killed by male after she refused to go to junior prom with him

A jilted teen killed a 16-year-old girl in a Connecticut high school on Friday after she refused to go to prom with him, friends and witnesses said.

The violence erupted after Chris Plaskon, also 16, shoved Maren Sanchez, down the stairs and tried to choke her inside Jonathan Law High School in Milford about 7:15 a.m., friends told the Daily News.

The boy – using a kitchen knife he brought from home – then stabbed Sanchez in the neck, witnesses and cops said.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/connecticut-girl-killed-jilted-refused-prom-article-1.1768718

Today in Cis Privilege: 1.3 million Nepalese women suffer painful and debilitating condition of uterine prolapse

Like 10 percent of Nepal’s 13 million women, Devi suffers from the painful and debilitating condition of uterine prolapse. The ligaments and muscles in her pelvic floor are too weak to hold the uterus, which slips into the vagina. The condition is often caused by overwork, not enough recovery time between pregnancies or pregnancy at a young age.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/6/9/uterine-prolapsethehiddenagonyofnepalesewomen.html

Today in Cis Privilege: 49 Years After Birth Control for Women Became Legal, It’s Still Contested

With almost half a century of pills, IUDs, patches and injections on the market and in our bedrooms, you’d think that pregnancy prevention would be a pretty settled issue.

But it’s not. Even today, there are a number of high-profile people in America who believe artificial means of preventing pregnancy are wrong – and sadly, a number of them have massive influence on our daily laws and culture.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/decades-after-birth-control-became-legal-its-still-controversial-20140606?utm_source=nar.al&utm_medium=urlshortener&utm_campaign=FB

Today in Cis Privilege: Remains found of nearly 800 children of unwed mothers

Almost 800 babies and children were buried in a mass grave in Ireland near a home for unmarried mothers run by nuns, according to new research Wednesday which throws more light on the Irish Catholic Church’s troubled past.

Death records suggest 796 children, from newborns to eight-year-olds, were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home for unmarried mothers during the 35 years it operated from 1925 to 1961.

Historian Catherine Corless, who made the discovery, says her study of death records for the St Mary’s home in Tuam in County Galway suggests that a former septic tank near the home was a mass grave.

http://news.msn.com/world/800-babies-buried-in-septic-tank-at-irish-home-for-unmarried-mothers

Today in Cis Privilege: Ohio May Take Away Low-Income Women’s Access To The Most Effective Form Of Birth Control

The Ohio legislature is currently considering a measure that would institute a sweeping ban on insurance coverage for abortion in state residents’ public and private health plans. Restricting women’s ability to use their insurance plans to pay for abortion is becoming an increasingly popular anti-choice strategy — and Ohio’s proposed legislation may actually go even further. The measure would also make it harder for low-income women to afford the most effective form of birth control.

House Bill 351, which was the subject of a committee hearing on Tuesday, seeks to prohibit insurance plans from covering “drugs or devices used to prevent the implantation of a fertilized ovum.” That definition effectively bans several typ

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/06/04/3444814/ohio-lawmakers-insurance-iuds/es of contraception, like the birth control pill and the IUD.

Today in Cis Privilege: Female Candidate for Governor Greeted By ‘Abortion Barbie’ Posters In LA

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis received a hostile greeting in Los Angeles Thursday morning, when life-sized posters depicting her as “Abortion Barbie” began popping up throughout the city ahead of her fundraiser there.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/22/wendy-davis-abortion-barbie_n_5374101.html

Today in Cis Privilege: Florida prosecutor: Telling ‘crack hoes’ to ‘tie your tubes’ is ‘inspirational’

In a May 11 Facebook message, Assistant State Attorney of Florida Kenneth Lewis wrote: “Happy Mother’s Day to all the crack hoes out there. It’ never too late to turn it around, tie your tubes, clean up your life and make difference to someone out there that deserves a better mother.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/05/22/florida-prosecutor-telling-crack-hoes-to-tie-your-tubes-on-mothers-day-is-inspirational/

Today in Cis Privilege: Tennessee will jail women for their pregnancy outcomes

Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to pass a law criminalizing women for their pregnancy outcomes. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam took the 10 days allotted to him to consider the advice of doctors, addiction experts and reproductive health groups urging him to veto the punitive and dangerous measure that allows prosecutors to charge a woman with criminal assault if she uses illegal drugs during her pregnancy and her fetus or newborn is considered harmed as a result. Haslam ignored these recommendations — and the recommendations of nearly every major medical association, including the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy — and signed the measure anyway.

http://bit.ly/1nIqWSf

Today in Cis Privilege: Judge to Texas women: No abortion clinic within 150 miles? Just drive fast!

Texas, like so many other states in the country, is in the middle of a reproductive health crisis. As a result of the state’s sweeping new abortion restrictions (and years of Republican-led assaults on clinics and women’s health programs), 34 clinics have been forced to scale back services or cease providing abortions altogether; 12 clinics have closed outright. Shuttered clinics and reduced services have created access deserts when it comes to abortion, leaving thousands of women across the state — particularly in the Rio Grande Valley region — with no meaningful way to obtain reproductive healthcare.

http://www.salon.com/2014/01/07/judge_to_texas_women_no_abortion_clinic_within_150_miles_just_drive_fast/

Today in Cis Privilege: More Than 50 Abortion Clinics Have Shut Down Over The Past Three Years

A barrage of state-level restrictions on abortion clinics — often, unnecessary regulations requiring them to widen their hallways, upgrade their air filtration systems, and form special agreements with hospitals — has forced a wave of clinic closures across the country. Since 2010, more than 50 abortion clinics have been forced to close their doors.

According to a Huffington Post analysis, at least 52 abortion clinics across 26 states have shut down since 2010. The shrinking number of abortion providers in the country is a direct result of harsh state laws that are specifically intended to target clinics. Those type of anti-abortion measures — known as the Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers, or TRAP laws — have dramatically spread over the past three years. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 27 states now have unnecessary TRAP laws on the books.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/08/26/2525301/wave-abortion-clinic-closures/