Feminist causes were covered by NBC and ABC. ABC's Dan Harris looked at the plummeting incidence of abortion, using the current movie release Juno about the pregnant teenager who chooses adoption over termination as his pop culture reference. Out of every 1,000 teenagers and women of childbearing age, 19 get an abortion each year, down from 29 per 1,000 in 1981. Pro-choicers take credit, citing their efforts at sex education and making contraception available. Pro-lifers take credit, citing their efforts to get clinics to close and to locate crisis pregnancy centers next to the clinics that remain open.
CNBC's Trish Regan filed a story on the salary gender gap for NBC's series The Truth About Boys and Girls. A study by the American Association of University Women found that women earn 69c on the $1 compared with men doing the same job ten years after graduating for college. Even after controling for flextime schedules and childrearing absences from the workforce, the study still found a disparity of 88c.
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