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. De nouveaux rapports prouvent malheureusement que les avortements auto-induits continuent, et ont même tendance à se multiplier. Un sujet délicat à étudier Une adolescente de 16 ans déclare avoir essayé de s'avorter elle-même parce qu'elle ne voulait pas que sa mère le sache.
Don't Ask Hillary Clinton About Abortion If You Can't Handle Her Answer Rep. Christopher Smith: My question, is the Obama Administration seeking in any way, to weaken or overturn pro-life laws and policies in African and Latin American countries either directly, or through multi-lateral organizations, including and especially the United Nations, African Union, or the OAS, or by way of funding NGO's like Planned Parenthood? Secondly, and so we can have total transparency, you know, as a former law maker, we always have definition pages when we write legislation. Definitions do matter. Does the United State definition of the term "reproductive health", or "reproductive services"', or "reproductive rights" include abortion? Sec. When I think about the suffering that I have seen of women around the world, I've been in hospitals in Brazil where half the women were enthusiastically and joyfully greeting new babies and the other half were fighting for their lives against botched abortions. Man 1: [inaudible] Man 2: The time of the gentleman is expired.
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. 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 Guy Hung An Offensive Sign Around His Neck To Make A Solid Point. And … It Worked. Morning. Can I give you some info? Morning sir. Sorry. . . . about the poor? What do you mean, "Fuck the poor?" Fuck the poor. That's disgusting. What's all this? What do you think I should do? Start to get a job, if you ain't got a place to live. Well, I came from a poor country. They've hit rock bottom. You should be thinking of a better way to get them off the street . . . The guy's cold down there, go ahead, give him a blanket. Is this a joke? [Inaudible 00:00:35] I've been homeless for two years. You've got no fucking heart. No, I don't respect that, at all. You're just standing there, like an idiot. Do you not think it's too far? That is offensive. Get the fuck out of here. [people yelling] Help the poor? There may be small errors in this transcript.
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. 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. This damaging deficit of accurate information in the media prompted Emily Letts, an abortion counselor, to film her own first-trimester abortion and post the video online. Posting a video about your abortion may seem provocative.
The Cop Who Pepper Sprayed Peaceful Students Will Receive $38,056 for Emotional Suffering The cop who mercilessly doused peaceful, seated protesters with pepper spray recently claimed he has psychological injuries from the incident and demanded workman’s compensation. And California is granting it to him. The University of California, Davis — a tax funded college — will pay the fired assailant $38,056 to ease his emotional suffering. The original incident was a memorable one; an iconic image police abuse. Surrounded by cops wearing riot masks and threatening violence, they were attacked — in ironic fashion — with chemical weapons without provocation during their protest. Lt. “Our line that they pepper-sprayed was… one-person-deep. Pike ceased to be a UCD employee in July 2012. This is ridiculous! He remains entitled to retirement credit for his years of service, a UCD spokesperson said at the time, according to the Davis Enterprise. “This settlement resolves all claims of psychiatric injury,” the stipulation reads. Reference: Police State USA;
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. 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. Extremist Christian groups, under the dishonest banner of “Pro-Life”, have thus made it their top priority to shut down the entire organization that is Planned Parenthood in order to stop the abortion care. But I think invested time and resources in that debate is futile. Humans will never have universal feelings about abortion. 1.
Deal is Reached to Ease Tension in East Ukraine Photo GENEVA — The United States, , and the reached an agreement on Thursday evening that called for armed pro-Russian bands in eastern Ukraine to surrender the government buildings they have seized and that outlined other steps to defuse a crisis that has rattled the international community. The diplomatic accord, while limited in scope, represented the first time Russia and Ukraine had found common ground since protests toppled a pro-Moscow government in Kiev, leading the Kremlin to annex the Crimean Peninsula and threaten other parts of Ukraine with 40,000 troops on its border. The deal came hours after Ukrainian security forces killed three pro-Russian activists in a firefight. But neither President Obama in Washington nor President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow signaled that the crisis over Ukraine was over. Speaking after the agreement was announced, Mr. “My hope is that we actually do see follow-through over the next several days,” Mr. Mr. Continue reading the main story Video Mr.
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. 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. Just one month earlier, Nebraska had enacted the nation's first fetal pain legislation, banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation.
What Malaysia Flight 370 Reminded Us About the World | Isaac Saul You know the story. On the night of March 8th, a giant Boeing 777 took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing shortly before midnight. By 1:40 a.m., just two hours later, the plane and all 239 passengers on board vanished. As you can imagine, the families of those 239 passengers were left in a limbo of grief, anger and hope that there may still be a chance their relatives were alive. Whenever I'm left following an unfathomable tragedy like this, I always feel inclined to look for the lesson. Tragedy is still the thing that brings us together the quickest. Earth is still an incredibly large place with several 'blind spots' that make losing a 239-passenger plane a possibility. Sometimes, our obsession with the size of the cosmos can make us forget about the immense size of our own planet. As a species, we don't take "no" for an answer. This is going to be something we puzzle at and try to figure out for years to come. Consumers of television news (me and you) have ADD. You simply never know.
Why I Have No Regrets About Sharing My Abortion Video Last week Emily Letts talked to Cosmopolitan.com 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. 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. What’s been left out of the conversation this story has provoked? It starts with shame. There have been so many. All the time.
Occupy Amazon: Elizabeth Warren, Thomas Piketty, Michael Lewis Books Surging Online If Amazon's top-sellers list is any indication, Americans are fed up with rising income inequality. As of Thursday evening, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's new memoir, A Fighting Chance, is the number two best-selling book on Amazon, trailing only Thomas Piketty's Capital In The Twenty-First Century. While the three works come at the issue from different vantage points, they all arrive at essentially the same conclusion: the game is rigged against the middle class. Warren's book, released Tuesday, traces the Massachusetts Democrat's journey from law professor to U.S. senator. “This book is about how Washington is rigged to work for those who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers and make sure that everything that they want gets done in Washington,” Warren told ABC News earlier this week. Meanwhile, Piketty's manifesto has become an unlikely hit. Flash Boys, Lewis' New York Times bestseller, sheds light on the predatory practices of high-frequency traders.
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. 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.” Domestic violence victims, no. By prosecutor Culver Kidd’s reasoning, Jones shouldn’t have the benefit of Stand Your Ground immunity because her risk didn’t qualify as “external.” Fetuses, yes.
When People Say, ‘If You Don’t Like It Here, Go To Another Country,’ I’d Love To Offer This One President Olafur Grimsson: There are, of course many reasons why Iceland has recovered earlier and more effectively than any other European economy that suffered from the financial crisis. But there are two fundamental dimensions to how we did it differently from others. The first is, we did not follow the prevailing orthodoxies of the Western financial world, the so-called Washington consensus of the last thirty years. But the second dimension is that we were fortunate somehow to realize early on that this was not just a financial crisis. And these two dimensions, are in my opinion one of the reasons why, despite the still difficulties, of course, why Iceland is now in a better position than anybody, including us could have expected four or five years ago. There may be small errors in this transcript.