Author: Jill Finkelstein

Link Roundup: Legislation Against Choice

Breaking news: Just moments ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pence Amendment in a vote of 240-185. The Amendment would strip Planned Parenthood of receiving federal funds for any of the organization’s services.

Link Roundup: A Fight for Reproductive Rights

On Tuesday, the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on “H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” During the hearing, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) argued that the H.R. 3 provisions could hurt the tax-exempt status of religious groups. [Huffington Post]

Link Roundup: The Rape Debate and Crisis in Egypt

The House GOP recently stirred up major controversy when they proposed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The Act planned to drastically limit the number of federally funded abortions by changing the definition of “rape” to only include “forcible rape” cases. The bill also planned to limit incest-related abortions to women under 18.

Link Roundup: Tiger Mom Backlash and Healthcare Reform

Author Amy Chua recently faced a backlash after the Wall Street Journal published her essay entitled “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” an excerpt from her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Ayelet Waldman, Jewish mom and author of Bad Mother, responded to Chua’s harsh criticism of Western parenting. [WSJ]

Link Roundup: Tragedy and Race Relations

This past week was filled with deep sadness in the Jewish community following the loss of beloved singer/songwriter, Debbie Friedman, and the tragic shooting in Tuscon, Arizona that left 6 people dead and 14 injured, including U.S. Representative, Gabrielle Giffords.