What you should have read, but might have missed, last week.

Here are a few of the news stories we’ve been following in the past week:

  • It’s International Women’s Day! Feministing has some fantastic coverage/roundups of what’s been going on.
  • The PPNYC Action Fund has endorsed Jose Peralta in the March 16 special election in Queens! read about it in the Queens Gazette.
  • I’m sure you know all about PPNYC’s fantastic We’re Going to the Principal’s Office campaign, to push for sex ed to be taught to NYC students. Well, parenting writer Lenore Skenazy has tweeted about it!
  • Anti-choice candidate Harold Ford has dropped out of the NY Senate race.
  • Ford had an op ed in the NY Times explaining why.
  • A number of people (including the New Yorker) are calling for Governor Patterson to resign.
  • There is a PAC targeting people in the New York State Legislature who voted against Marriage equality, particularly Hiram Monserrate.
  • NY Magazine is accusing Monserrate of running on a platform of homophobia.
  • Meanwhile, the ever fantastic Liz Benjamin breaks down the Peralta/Monserrate race in more detail.
  • Obama’s health care bill is resting on anti-abortion votes again, apparently.
  • Although he is trying to pass health care by focusing on cost and savings.
  • And also by pushing for an “up or down” vote on health care.
  • The NY Times has a helpful road map for passage of health care reform in the final weeks
  • The NY Times ran several Letters to the Editor in response to the race and abortion article.
  • Utah was considering legislation that would criminalize miscarriages, but withdrew it.
  • And there’s a new public opinion poll out about abortion.

That’s all we’ve got. What have you been reading?

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