An Incredible Way to Reveal Passwords Behind Asterisks. Comment changer le moteur de recherche ? [Résolu] Protect Pregnant Women: Free Bei Bei Shuai. Bad things happen when laws to protect fetuses are turned against the women who carry them.
Bei Bei Shuai. (AP Photo/Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department) On March 14, Bei Bei Shuai will have spent one full year in jail in Marion County, Indiana. Her crime? The prosecutor calls it attempted feticide and murder. What it really is: attempting suicide while pregnant. About the Author Katha Pollitt Katha Pollitt is well known for her wit and her keen sense of both the ridiculous and the sublime. Also by the Author Yes, let’s erase stigma. Oh, how we love those Republican “straight-shooters.” It is hard to know where to begin listing what’s wrong with this case. Unfortunately, punishing women for their behavior during pregnancy is becoming more and more common, fueled by the passage of “unborn victims of violence” laws in at least thirty-eight states declaring the fetus (or, in twenty of those states, even the embryo or fertilized egg) a separate victim in cases of homicide. The great unicorn hunt. Astronomy, critical thinking, philosophy and pseudo-science are covered at Camp Quest.
One of the most popular exercises is the invisible unicorn challenge. The children are told there are two invisible unicorns who live at Camp Quest but that they cannot be seen, heard, felt or smelt, and do not leave a trace. A book about them has been handed down through the ages but it is too precious for anyone to see. All counsellors – as the adults are called – are said to be staunch believers in these unicorns. Any child who can successfully prove that the invisible unicorns do not exist is rewarded with a prize: a £10 note with a picture of Charles Darwin on it signed by Richard Dawkins, or a "godless" $100 bill, printed before 1957 when "In God We Trust" was added to paper currency in the US.
Outcry in America as pregnant women who lose babies face murder charges. Rennie Gibbs is accused of murder, but the crime she is alleged to have committed does not sound like an ordinary killing.
Yet she faces life in prison in Mississippi over the death of her unborn child. Gibbs became pregnant aged 15, but lost the baby in December 2006 in a stillbirth when she was 36 weeks into the pregnancy. When prosecutors discovered that she had a cocaine habit – though there is no evidence that drug abuse had anything to do with the baby's death – they charged her with the "depraved-heart murder" of her child, which carries a mandatory life sentence. Gibbs is the first woman in Mississippi to be charged with murder relating to the loss of her unborn baby.
But her case is by no means isolated. "Women are being stripped of their constitutional personhood and subjected to truly cruel laws," said Lynn Paltrow of the campaign National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW). In Alabama at least 40 cases have been brought under the state's "chemical endangerment" law. Soraya Chemaly: 10 Reasons the Rest of the World Thinks the U.S. Is Nuts.
This week the Georgia State Legislature debated a bill in the House that would make it necessary for some women to carry stillborn or dying fetuses until they "naturally" go into labor.
In arguing for this bill Representative Terry England described his empathy for pregnant cows and pigs in the same situation. I have a question for Terry England, Sam Brownback, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and too many others: I have three daughters, two of them twins. If one of my twins had been stillborn would you have made me carry her to term, thereby endangering both the other twin and me? Or, would you have insisted that the state order a mandatory fetal extraction of the living twin fetus from my womb so that I could continue to carry the stillborn one to term and possibly die myself? My family is curious and since you believe my uterus is your public property, I am, too. Mr. The right to life. Mr. The Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world.
Welcome to the first Wired Smart List.
We set out to discover the people who are going to make an impact on our future --by asking today's top achievers who, emerging in their field, they'd most like to have a leisurely lunch or dinner with. So we approached some of the world's brightest minds -- from Melinda Gates to Ai Weiwei -- to nominate one fresh, exciting thinker who is influencing them, someone whose ideas or experience they feel are transformative. Some suggested names you may be aware of, others might be new. Either way, they're all people you really need to know about. And wired will be inviting all nominators and nominees to a giant dinner party... Richard Branson -- entrepreneur selects Lesego Malatsi -- designer Lesego Malatsi has a business called Mzansi Designers Emporium, based in Johannesburg. Geoffrey West -- theoretical physicict selects David Krakauer David Krakauer is a true polymath, full of ideas and creativity.