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Republicans Are Killing Women: US Maternal Death Rate Climbs; Female Deaths Rise In GOP Counties. “Today’s mothers are twice as likely to die of pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes than their mothers were. There is no reason, given our vast resources, knowledge and technology, why we should be going backwards in this area.” – Laura Gilkey, coordinator of The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project, a nonprofit based in Sarasota, Fla. Globally, only a few countries have seen a rise in the rate of maternal deaths in recent years. Those include Afghanistan, El Salvador, South Sudan and the United States of America.

While at one the US had all but eliminated deaths associated with childbirth, things have changed in recent years, with maternal death rates climbing from 14.5 per 100,000 to 17.8 per 100,000 between 2007 and 2011. As of 2014, the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth in the US has risen to 28 deaths per 100,000. For purposes of comparison, the maternal death rate in nearly all wealthy, developed nations is a single digit number. Read the study at this link. Pregnant women aren’t being arrested to protect their fetuses. Lately, articles have been circulating about the control and punishment of pregnant people for crimes like fetal homicide or assault on a fetus, an issue that we’ve been talking about here for years. In these stories, women are arrested or incarcerated for ignoring doctor’s orders, using illegal drugs while pregnant, or even for experiencing uncontrollable health conditions like miscarriage.

Lawmakers are justifying these actions as necessary to protect “unborn life” but, as we saw in the recent case of the Wisconsin woman who landed in jail without prenatal care for 17 days, these laws are not necessarily achieving their stated goal and are instead functioning to oppress women. In their powerful New York Times op-ed last month, authors Lynn M. Paltrow and Jeanne Flavin list stories in which women are arrested for seemingly arbitrary or unpreventable causes of miscarriage or still birth.

A young woman in Louisiana was able to get clean at Freedom House and keep custody of her baby. Anti Abortion Laws Mean Erosion of Rights for Pregnant Women. “We have to stop categorizing abortions as justified or unjustified.” South Carolina: Swell for fetuses, less so for victims of domestic violence. [Trigger warning for domestic violence] In Florida, Stand Your Ground was used as the foundation of George Zimmerman’s defense after he shot and killed Trayvon Martin. In South Carolina, it was used to defend a man who walked out of the house with a gun to confront “women thugs” who had threatened his daughter; he ended up shooting a teenage boy in his car instead.

Also in Florida, Marissa Alexander has repeatedly been denied the chance to use the Stand Your Ground defense against charges after she fired a warning shot above the head of her abusive husband. Shannon Anthony, the South Carolina man who killed Darrell Niles without any lasting consequences for anyone but the Niles family, faced no threat from Niles, but the court ruled that that wasn’t actually a big deal.

Despite the evidence that Scott had no proof that the young man was an “imminent threat,” Scott’s attorney — who, oddly enough, is state Rep. Scott had a sign in his window that said, “Fight Crime – Shoot First.” Why I Have No Regrets About Sharing My Abortion Video. Last week Emily Letts talked to about her abortion video. Within 48 hours, the story had gone viral and Emily found herself in the middle of a media circus. She hasn’t been back to work at Cherry Hill Women’s Center, where she is an abortion counselor, because the task of responding to all the media attention — and criticism — has become her full-time job.

Letts talks to Cosmo again to reflect on becoming an Internet sensation and to clear up a few misconceptions about her story. Setting up the taping in the way that you did and choosing to talk to Cosmopolitan about it were very deliberate moves in terms of calling attention to the video. Still, the media reaction seems to have caught you by surprise. It’s crazy. It is a story about filming your abortion. When it was just the video, it was just three minutes of a procedure. Do you regret any of the interviews you’ve done since the story came out? The way Dr. It starts with shame. There have been so many. All the time. 20-Week Abortion Ban in Nebraska and Oklahoma: When Does a Fetus Feel Pain? <br/><a href=" US News</a> | <a href=" International News</a> Copy Danielle Deaver was 22 weeks pregnant when her water broke and doctors gave her a devastating prognosis: With undeveloped lungs, the baby likely would never survive outside the womb, and because all the amniotic fluid had drained, the tiny growing fetus slowly would be crushed by the uterus walls.

"What we learned from the perinatologist was that because there was no cushion, she couldn't move her arms and legs because of contractures," said Deaver, a 34-year-old nurse from Grand Isle, Neb. "And her face and head would be deformed because the uterus pushed down so hard. " After having had three miscarriages, Deaver and her husband, Robb Deaver, looked for every medical way possible to save the baby. But this time, when the couple sought the same procedure, doctors could not legally help them. "My health was at risk, as well," she added. Racializing the Abortion Debate. Shame And Stigma: What A 3-Minute Video Can Teach Us About Anti-Choice Media. Part of the past success of the anti-choice movement has been using the media to convince Americans that abortion is gross and dangerous. As Amanda Marcotte has explained, the anti-choice movement loves to focus particularly on third-trimester abortions, "because they are especially disgusting": ...and therefore make a good cudgel to attack all abortion rights.

And since they are so emotionally fraught, they have a great deal of appeal to the ghouls that populate the anti-choice movement, the ones who spend obscene percentages of their lives dwelling on graphic pictures of dead fetuses. But third-trimester procedures are only about one percent of abortions performed in the US; the overwhelming majority -- 90 percent -- occur during the first trimester, and are significantly safer and easier medical procedures. But conservative media and anti-choice activists have dominated the conversation about abortion, allowing myths, misinformation, and stigma to perpetuate. Les droits des femmes en recul aux États-Unis. Aux États-Unis, les droits des femmes tendent à reculer sous la pression des militants anti-avortement. Rennie Gibbs, 15 ans, perdit son fœtus de 36 semaines à cause d'une addiction à la cocaïne.

Elle est aujourd'hui accusée de meurtre et risque la prison à vie dans l'État du Mississippi. Bei Bei Shuai, alors qu'elle était enceinte, fit une tentative de suicide. Elle accoucha peu après et l'enfant mourut. Elle a été accusée de meurtre et risque elle aussi la prison à vie. L'association des avocats pour la défenses des femmes enceintes (National Advocates for Pregnant Women) relève des centaines de cas similaires à travers le pays. Photo de dmscs Dans l'État du Mississippi, des lobbyistes anti-avortement tentent de redéfinir le statut de la personne à partir du premier jour de conception.

Les conséquences ? Pour Lynn Paltrow, fondatrice de National Advocates for Pregnant Women, il ne s'agit pas seulement, à terme, de rendre l'avortement illégal. A Dude Trying To Ban Abortions Is Asked A Question He Never Considered. It's So Obvious It Hurts. The “Pro-Life” Movement: Dangerous, Selfish, Lazy. So…362 anti-abortion bills were proposed in 2011, and over 350 have been proposed so far for 2012. Anybody else getting nervous? You’ve probably noticed that Planned Parenthood, a sexual health services provider for millions of people living in the USA, has come under an extreme political attack. Major threats to defund the organization, straw-man sting operations, and multiple bombings of clinics are just a few recent events in this chaotic spiral. Planned Parenthood provides a much needed service in the United States: birth control, family planning, pregnancy testing, cancer screenings, STI prevention, HIV/AIDS services, and various other vital reproductive health services that a healthy country desperately needs access to.

Because 3% of Planned Parenthood’s funds go toward abortion for accidental pregnancies. But I think invested time and resources in that debate is futile. Humans will never have universal feelings about abortion. Vandalism: Anti-abortion vandalism leads to arrests 1. 2. L'avortement fait maison. En 1971, Carol Downer contribuait à la mise au point d'une méthode d'avortement précoce, l'«extraction menstruelle.» A l'époque, comme l'avortement était illégal dans la majorité des États, elle devint, aux côtés d'autres pionnières de l'auto-assistance, une héroïne féministe underground en apprenant aux femmes comment se servir d'un petit truc en plastique et s'aspirer l'utérus les unes les autres.

(Et, pour la plupart d'entre elles, en réussissant à éviter les sanctions pénales – même si Downer fut arrêtée pour pratique illégale de la médecine après avoir voulu traiter la mycose vaginale d'une autre femme, une accusation récusée par ce que l'on appela ensuite «la défense du yaourt.») Après l'arrêt Roe v.

Wade, l'intérêt pour les méthodes d'auto-avortement déclina inévitablement, et Downer devint avocate. Mais aujourd'hui, à 77 ans, la voilà à nouveau propulsée dans le monde des soins reproductifs faits maison. Un sujet délicat à étudier Avortement new age et Internet Sharon Lerner. State Ultrasound Requirements in Abortion Procedure.