This week in legal news: the bad policy and law behind admitting privileges restrictions, and Republicans’ obstructionism on judicial nominees becomes transparently misogynistic.
This week, Virginia Johnson, half of the pioneering sex research team Masters and Johnson, died; it was reported that HPV vaccination rates have stalled; and new research said smoking during pregnancy causes behavioral issues in kids.
A flurry of legal activity over state-level abortion restrictions occupied much of the federal court’s attention last week.
This week, a new study found that sex makes you look younger, 10 percent of adults admitted to using their phones during sex, some lubes became certified Kosher, and a conservative political group accidentally mailed a vibrator to Michele Bachmann.
This week, some anti-choice efforts hit roadblocks, while pro-choice activists across the country fed off the momentum from Texas.
George Zimmerman is acquitted in the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin and state lawmakers go to extraordinary measures to thwart the democratic process and pass the most restrictive abortion laws yet.
Reportedly, tampons, pads, condoms, tissue, and other items were being confiscated for a time from individuals entering the Texas capitol building today. Guns are allowed in the building, with a permit. Twitter is, unsurprisingly, ablaze.
This week, research found that as the unemployment rate rose in many European countries, the birth rate fell, another study found that many couples move in together without being totally committed, and Sacramento residents can now find condoms with their phones.
This week, a new study suggested hookups might be harmful to psychological well-being, North Carolina passed a law that will force health teachers to tell students abortion causes pre-term birth, and a man was held up at knifepoint, with only his condom taken.
This week, a new study showed a possible reason for the link between chlamydia and cervical cancer, UNAIDS found that seven African countries have reduced new HIV infection rates in children, and a Disney Channel show is set to feature a pre-schooler with two moms.