Abortion Shaping Up To Be The Health Care Fight Of 2020

2020 elections, saying it could turn out to be an issue that mirrors the fight to preserve the Affordable Care Act in 2018.  during the State of the Union, lied, deliberately spreading misinformation about abortion care and women’s health care. He’s the one who has made this a campaign issue. And we say: Bring it on.” Seven other states have also passed new anti-abortion laws, with additional measures pending in state legislatures. Democrats believe the GOP’s aggressive push for these sorts of laws may backfire, just as their yearslong campaign to repeal the Affordable Care Act did in the 2018 elections.  energizing Democratic voters.  “This issue is essentially a health care issue,” said Kim Baker, a co-chair with Indivisible Midlands …

Prince George, Princess Charlotte & Prince Louis Are SO Cute Playing In Kate Middleton’s ‘Back To Nature’ Garden! – Perez Hilton

Kate Middleton designed a new garden that she hopes will inspire kids all around the U.K. to get outside and play — and judging by the reactions of her own three kids, she didn’t do too bad a job with it! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge just published a brand new series of pictures on Instagram on Sunday afternoon, showing off Kate’s new “Back To Nature” garden outreach and initiative a little early; she’ll officially be unveiling it to the public in a couple more days at the annual Chelsea Flower Show. The whole thing kicked off on Saturday with Kate posing for an adorable pic and looking just as happy as can be in the garden, swinging from a rope swing …

Rise in mumps cases prompts vaccine call

Why are university students getting mumps? The disease is caused by a virus that infects and causes painful swellings in the parotid glands under the ears. In rarer cases, it can lead to viral meningitis and swollen ovaries or testicles. Mumps is one of the infections the MMR vaccine protects against or at least lessens the symptoms of. However, many of the students now at university were born at the peak of the MMR-autism scare around the turn of the century, when vaccination rates dropped. The autism link, made by disgraced doctor Andrew Wakefield, has since been completely disproved. “If you’re going to university, now’s the time to catch up if you missed out as a child,” said Mary Ramsay, …

Social media causes youth depression, survey says

Community care involves care performed for whole groups of peopleImage: bob al-greene / mashable If you’ve spent any time on planet Earth in the past five years, chances are that someone has recommended that you “Take some time for self-care.” Maybe a friend has encouraged you to enjoy a “Treat yo’ self” kind of day. Maybe they’ve told you to make yourself a bubble bath or get a gel manicure or download a self-care app that can teach you how to breathe better. At the heart of all this advice is the same operational principle: If you want to feel better, you need to do the labor yourself, for yourself. That’s why some experts, like Nakita Valerio, a Toronto-based community …

The trouble with the tapback: No one agrees what they actually mean

They are instruments of chaos.Image: Vicky Leta / Mashable In September 2016, Apple released iOS 10. With it came the iMessage Tapback, the convenient and highly ambiguous reaction feature that — nearly three years later — no one quite knows how to use. Tapbacks were created, one assumes, to make texting more convenient. It’s true that they’re nearly effortless to employ: Simply press on a message until you’re presented with the Tapback options — a heart, a thumbs up, a thumbs down, a HAHA, a double exclamation point, and a question mark — and pick the one you want. Easy, right? You didn’t even have to type anything! Here’s the trouble, though. There’s no practical consensus on what, exactly, Tapbacks are supposed …

Why the senators race matters in reporting the Alabama abortion ban | Paul Chadwick

Readers argued it was wrong to highlight that the men who voted in the measure were white. But it was central to the story, says the readers editor Paul Chadwick Why, demanded several readers, does BBC guidelines express a rationale that is widely shared among journalism codes: Content may reflect the prejudice and disadvantage which exist in societies worldwide but we should not perpetuate it. In some instances, references to race may be relevant to portrayal. However, we should avoid careless or offensive stereotypical assumptions and people should only be described in such terms when editorially justified. In this Alabama case, I believe race was highly pertinent. An important aspect of this story is representation, or lack of it. The …

Plants Used To Treat Civil War Soldiers Work Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Contrary to what you might think, microbes – not guns – were the biggest killers of soldiers during the American Civil War (1861-1865). For every three men killed in the field, five died from disease, often the result of an infected wound. So, naturally, when Union forces instigated a blockade stripping the south of crucial medication (e.g. quinine, morphine, and chloroform), things were looking bleak for the Confederate side. In response to the blockade, a botanist called Francis Porcher was asked to find and catalog flora native to the southeastern states that could be used as alternative medicines. Now, for the first time, researchers are looking into the antiseptic properties of three of the medicines he listed in the Civil War plant …

People Are Surprised At How Chill Arnold Schwarzenegger Is After Getting Drop Kicked By A Man In South Africa

What else would you expect from The Terminator? After an unprovoked attack in South Africa recently, when a crazed ‘fan’ came from nowhere with a flying kick to his back, Arnold Schwarzenegger has reacted in typical fashion by brushing it off as merely a ‘jostle from the crowd.” Schwarzenegger was in Johannesburg for the annual “ Arnold was casually walking around the venue in Johannesburg, filming participants in action on his phone, when an assailant ran up behind him and hit him with a flying two-legged kick, known in wrestling parlance as a ‘dropkick.’ “I don’t think I’ve seen anyone assault Arnold like this,” Daniel explained. “But he was hit with an egg when he was running for Governor and responded by saying …

Pete Buttigieg: ‘I Trust Women To Draw The Line’ On Their Own Abortions

pass restrictive anti-abortion legislation. Wallace asked if Buttigieg believes in limits on a person’s right to abortion at any stage of pregnancy, pointing to  “I think the dialogue has gotten so caught up on when you draw the line that we’ve gotten away from the fundamental question of who gets to draw the line,” the presidential candidate responded in Claremont, New Hampshire. “And I trust women to draw the line.” Wallace pushed harder, asking if Buttigieg is fine with women having abortions late into the third trimester. The Democrat made it clear he was not going to take the bait, responding by saying such cases represent “So, let’s put ourselves in the shoes of a woman in that situation. If …

Bucks say they got ‘punched’ as Raptors level NBA Eastern Conference finals

With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks With a weary Kawhi Leonard fighting through fatigue, the Toronto Raptors found enough energy to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks. Kyle Lowry led the way. He scored 25 points, Leonard had 19 and the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. This was one of the nights that we knew Kawhi was a little bit limited and we had to come out and be aggressive for him, Lowry said. Leonard played 52 minutes in a double-overtime win in Game 3 on Sunday despite dealing with leg …

This YouTuber Sex Scandal WON’T QUIT! Hear The Alleged Homewrecker’s Side! – Perez Hilton

YouTube star ProJared To quickly recap: Popular gamer Jared Knabenbauer, aka ProJared, announced his divorce from his cosplayer/vlogger wife Heidi O’Ferrall, aka AtelierHeidi, on Twitter a couple weeks back. It was a very chill, thoughtful “conscious uncoupling” type mutual announcement. But Commander Holly, the other woman in the scenario, has a different story to tell. According to her, it was Heidi who was the abuser, the manipulator. In fact, she claims Heidi was the one who already had herself another man — and encouraged ProJared to hook up with her in the first place! WHUT?! Get it all directly from Holly, who broke her silence by tweeting up an absolute storm Monday night: “For the past year, I’ve been trying to help someone I care …

JPMorgan Chase cuts ties with Purdue Pharma over alleged role in opioid crisis

Move makes the bank the most high-profile corporation to have distanced itself from the OxyContin maker and the Sackler family Banking giant JPMorgan Chase has cut ties with Purdue Pharma over the OxyContin makers alleged role in the US opioids crisis, forcing the prescription painkiller manufacturer to find a new bank to manage cash and bill payments, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The move makes JPMorgan, the largest US bank by assets, the most high-profile corporation known to have distanced itself from Purdue and its wealthy owners, the multibillionaire members of the Sackler family, amid Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Best graduation gifts for her: 50 gift ideas for college grads

Springtime means bright blooms, longer days, and a new class that’s getting ready to graduate. For you that means watching a woman you’re proud of accept her diploma, which also means you need to find the perfect gift for her. Depending on her interests, your grad might have useful items on her wishlist like kitchen appliances or a new laptop, or she might want something a little more fun like a vlogging camera or some cool gadgets. Regardless, you want to make her feel special for earning her degree and this gift guide is sure to include something she’ll love. There are plenty of ways to say “congratulations,” whether that’s through a heartfelt piece of jewelry or the latest tech …

Naomi Wolf: Were in a fight for our lives and for democracy

The author discusses her fears for free speech, older women, and her latest book, Outrages, a study of the persecution of gay men by the legal system in Victorian Britain When Naomi Wolf tells me that shes finished with writing about herself something she says more than once in the hour we spend together its hard to know what to think. Such news is likely to be treated with a certain amount of scepticism in some quarters. Readers will recall her last book, protests mounted by parents in Birmingham against No Outsiders, a programme that aims to show primary school children diverse families, including those with same-sex parents. Only when you push her does she agree that the effects of …

Im An American Living In Germany Who Draws Funny Yet Dark Comics (New Pics)

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The US birth rate is at an all-time low. But maybe that’s a good thing.

The National Centers for Health Statistics at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report this week that shows the fertility rate and number of births in American are continuing to decline. Fertility has dropped to an unprecedented low and the birth rate has plummeted to its lowest point in over three decades. There were 1,728 births per 1,000 women, signifying a two percent decrease from 2017 and a record low for the nation. The report points out that the low fertility rate is below the level needed for the population to replace itself, 2,100 per 1,000 women, a trend that has been continuing since 1971. However, there is an interesting, less negative-sounding statistic hidden in this …