The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: WikiLeaks, IVF Abortions, and High School “Challenge Days”

-Documents released by WikiLeaks threaten support for Obama ‘s strategy in Afghanistan. [ New York Times ]

-Opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions could harm election efforts of many Democratic candidates. [ Politico ]

-An article last month about women who terminate IVF pregnancies has roused an ethical debate over the practice. [ The Daily Beast ]

- Jon Stewart skewers Tom Vilsak for firing Shirley Sherrod . [ Gawker ]

-A new MTV show hosts “Challenge Days” at high schools to teach students to be nice. [ New York Times ]

Photograph of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by Leon Neal/Getty Images.