No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, shaken baby syndrome and "The Roommate" are discussed on this week's DoubleX Gabfest.

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Feb. 10 2011 10:53 AM

DoubleX Gabfest: The Fried Kitty Edition

Our editors discuss the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, shaken baby syndrome and The Roommate.

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In this week's gabfest, DoubleX founding editor Hanna Rosin, managing editor Jessica Grose, and editor Nina Rastogi discuss the anti-choice efforts of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act as well as the Planned Parenthood sting operation by the conservative group Live Action; Emily Bazelon's piece in the New York Times Magazine, " Shaken Baby Syndrome Faces New Questions in Court"; and the Leighton Meester/Minka Kelly shlockfest The Roommate.

The DoubleX weekly "coffee talk" endorsements:

Hanna Rosin recommends Radioactive: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss. It's a fabulous book about Marie and Pierre Curie, and it glows in the dark!

Nina Rastogi says that the reissue of George Michael's seminal album Faith is wonderful. Read her post about her adolescent Michael obsession and the video for "I Want Your Sex.".

Jessica Grose thinks you should be watching the second season of the Kentucky-based crime show Justified on FX, if only for star Timothy Olyphant's abdominal muscles. She also recommends the Rye Rye remix of Miley Cyrus' " Party in the USA" because Rye Rye is her new hero.

Here are some links to the things we discussed this week:

The video of Lila Rose's Planned Parenthood sting operation:

Single White Female starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Hanna Rosin is the founder of DoubleX and a writer for the Atlantic. She is also the author of The End of Men. Follow her on Twitter.

Jessica Grose is a frequent Slate contributor and the author of the novel Sad Desk Salad. Follow her on Twitter.

Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.