Pre-Holiday Good Vagina News Roundup!

– Congratulations to Senator Barbara Mikulski, who is about to become the first woman to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Robert Bork, who once didn’t get confirmed to the Supreme Court after saying he’d vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, died today.

– Yesterday, the Senate passed the Shaheen Amendment to the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The amendment provides federal health coverage for servicewomen who want an abortion after becoming pregnant as a result of rape or incest. 

– And finally, in response to Rolling Stone’s piece on ’10 people who helped Obama win the election’ which included a whopping ONE female, an excellent Tweet series on some of the many female staffers who have played a huge role in both his campaigns and his Presidency.

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