Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Lipstick LobbyList 4.21.2011

Celebrating 90 years of female cops in Boston.  While women still only make up 13% of today's police force, the Globe has a great feature today focusing on the field's pioneers.

Linda Greenhouse highlights the need to speed up the confirmation of the fabulous NY attorney Caitlin Halligan for United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

NEJM makes the case for funding contraception and family planning services as part of the free preventative care services included in the ACA passage, stating "Preventing unwanted pregnancies saves women’s lives, since the complications of pregnancy and birth are avoided."

MoDo raises the profile of State Representative Sharon Cissna of Alaska who has become a heroine for many women with breast cancer since she spoke out about the “twisted policy” of having the “invasive, probing hands of a stranger” on her, after scanners twice showed the scars from her mastectomy and she was ordered to undergo “humiliating” body searches. "The second time the Anchorage Democrat was told to do the pat-down in mid-February, returning to Juneau after getting medical treatment in Seattle, she refused. She rented a car, drove three hours into British Columbia, took a plane from Vancouver to the small town of Prince Rupert and then got on a ferry for a two-day trip to Juneau."

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