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Digest: Lesbian Mothers, Well-Adjusted Kids; A 5-Days-After Pill?

The Sisterhood Digest:

• For all of you with two Jewish mothers — or two mothers, period — consider yourself lucky: A new study [shows][1] that children raised by lesbian mothers have fewer behavioral problems than their peers.

• An Egyptian court has ruled that men who marry Jewish Israeli women — and children born of those unions — are to be stripped of their Egyptian citizenship.

• The FDA will mull the approval of a new “morning-after pill” — this one, from France — that is said to be effective five days after having unprotected sex. Plan B, the only emergency contraceptive pill now on the market, is thought to work only if taken within 72 hours of intercourse.

[1]: http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/06/07/lesbian children.adjustment/?hpt=T2

• Haaretz is reporting that the prominent left-wing activist Tali Fahima, a Jewish Israeli who served time in an Israeli prison for supporting a terrorist organization, has converted to Islam.

• Nearly all of the world’s Jews have a genetic connection to one another, according to a recently published article in the American Journal of Human Genetics. The results appear to counter claims that Ashkenazi Jews are the descendants of non-Jewish converts. Science magazine makes sense of the findings.

• This year, those living outside of Israel can register to become “Virtual Israel Participants” in Jerusalem’s Susan G. Komen Israel Race for the Cure.

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