Who wants to take up a collection to help out our sisters in Alabama, where a ban on selling sex toys has been upheld? I'm thinking an "adopt an Alabamian" program would do it - they never said mailing a sex toy as a gift was illegal! Surely there's a web 2.0 application that could be developed for a sex toy version of "Need a penny? Take a penny. - Have a penny? Leave a penny." (Tidbit: Alabama's state insect is the monarch butterfly. Too bad the state animal isn't a rabbit.)
The CDC has released a report on state-specific data on people living with heart disease, and finds that "Residents of Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia had the highest prevalence of these heart diseases."
Doctors in China are pushing for more c-sections, resulting in a c-section rate over 60% at some hospitals. The fees the physicians receive for c-sections are 3-4 times higher than those for vaginal birth, so pushing this abdominal surgery brings in more money for the docs.
NARAL Pro-Choice America is running a campaign asking Wal-Mart to fill Plan B prescriptions, mentioning a recent refusal in Springfield. Allegedly, Tashina Byrd visited a Wal-mart pharmacy for Plan B after a condom broke, and the pharmacist shook his head and laughed. Tashina and her boyfriend were told that the pharmacy had the drug in stock, but that nobody would give it to them. Note to pharmacists - if you're going to refuse legal medications to women, you could at least not be mocking a-holes about it.