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Wow. That happened in 2013?

Posted by Ryan Morgan on December 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM
That’s what I often think when I read year in review pieces like “A Glimpse At How The Media Treated Women This Year,” or my friends’ year in review on Facebook, or “Witty Comebacks to Sexist Comments.” I always think, at some point, “Wow. That happened this year?” This response comes both from the perspectives of “Wow, that seems like it was so long ago” and “Wow, I can’t believe those things still happen in 2013.” So here are my top “Wow. That happened in 2013?” reproductive health moments in chronological order: 1. Hobby Lobby Resists Obamacare Mandate, Plans to Delay Birth Control Coverage. 2. Since Most South Carolina School Districts Aren’t Following Sex Ed Laws, Fewer Teens Are Using Condoms. (Follow up: Rep. Skelton introduced the Health Youth Amendment later in the year which would reform our current sex ed law to include school district accountability measures, teacher training, and ensure that medically accurate information is taught in classrooms.) 3. South Carolina Lawmaker Re-Introduces Cervical Cancer Prevention Bill That GOP Governor Vetoed Last Year. (Follow up: The Cervical Cancer Prevention Act passed through the SC House.) 4. Judge Strikes Down Age Limits on Morning-After Pill. 5. Wendy Davis Filibuster. 6. Unlikely Snag for DC Circuit Court Nominee: Abstinence Sex Ed. 7. How to Talk With your Sons About Robin Thicke. 8. Why Are Women Switching from the Pill to the Pullout Method? 9. Pope Says Church is ‘Obsessed’ With Gays, Abortion and Birth Control. 10. New Warning: Morning –After Pill Doesn’t Work for Women Over 176 Pounds. I whittled down this list from 365 to 27 to 10 stories--there was a lot of "wow." this year.  What would you add to the “Wow. That happened in 2013?” list?

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