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  • California vs. Pro-Life Pregnancy Clinics

    06/17/2017 9:01:49 AM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | June 16, 2017 | Sapna Rampersaud
    Three pro-life, faith-based nonprofit clinics in California are suing the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, for infringing on their First Amendment rights. These clinics — LivingWell Medical Clinic, Inc.; Pregnancy Care Center of the North Coast, Inc.; and Confidence Pregnancy Center, Inc. — offer free unplanned-pregnancy-related services to hundreds of women each year. It would be against their deeply held beliefs to advocate abortion. But California law requires them to. Since 2015, the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act has required certain pregnancy clinics to notify their patients that the state offers free and low-cost abortions...
  • Women in 30s now having more babies than younger moms in US

    05/19/2017 7:54:57 AM PDT · by Morgana
    yahoo ^ | May 17, 2017 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, women in their early 30s are having more babies than younger moms in the United States. Health experts say the shift is due to more women waiting longer to have children and the ongoing drop in the teen birth rate. For more than three decades, women in their late 20s had the highest birth rates, but that changed last year, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • No, the AHCA Doesn't Make Rape a Preexisting Condition

    05/07/2017 4:17:56 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    ©2017 Reason Foundation ^ | May. 5, 2017 11:45 am | Elizabeth Nolan Brown|
    Nothing in the new Republican health care bill specifically addresses sexual assault or domestic violence whatsoever. What it does say is that states can apply for waivers that will allow insurance companies, under certain limited circumstances, to charge higher premiums to people based on their personal medical histories—that's it. (States that are granted the waivers must also set up special high-risk insurance pools to try and help defray costs for these people.) Under Obamacare, no such price variances based on preexisting conditions are permitted. Historically, conditions that could trigger higher premiums or coverage denials have been mostly chronic diseases and...
  • Oklahoma abortions: Women may need partners' permission

    02/14/2017 7:15:02 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th February 2017 | BBC News
    A proposal which would force women to get permission from their sexual partner to allow them to have an abortion has passed the first hurdle in Oklahoma. The bill would mean women needed written consent from a man for a doctor to carry out a termination. The bill's author, state legislator Justin Humphrey, who has described pregnant women as "hosts", said it would give the father a "say-so". Critics say it degrades women. The fact Oklahoma lawmakers decided to move the measure toward a full vote by the legislature comes at a time the anti-abortion movement is growing bolder under...
  • This couple is crowdfunding their pregnancy

    01/09/2017 6:45:11 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    © Copyright 2017 Ithaca Times ^ | Updated Jan 6, 2017 | By Nick Reynolds
    Once they’d dated a few years, Julia and Greg eventually got married in May 2013, fresh off a year of caring for Greg’s mother in Pennsylvania. Immediately after, counting four years together, the two decided they would try to start a family. They tried for a few months, thinking eventually it would happen, but one day the pair got to the point where they were going to local doctors, trying to figure out what the problem was. Sometime last year, they decided to see what the next step looked like. This, the couple said, led them into seeking professional, medical...
  • A Worm in the Apple

    09/15/2012 4:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Apple is a great American success story and we can say of the late Steve Jobs: You did build that. But there’s a problem with Apple in China. The Beijing government’s forced abortion policy is worming its way into the factories of Apple, Inc. Twenty-four of these factories, it is reported, have helped the Communist government’s brutal efforts to prevent so-called unauthorized births to Chinese mothers. Exiled human rights champion Chen Guangcheng is reporting on the collaboration of Apple in compulsory pregnancy testing of Apple’s Chinese employees. Chen told Bloomberg news agency that Apple should refuse to comply with such...
  • Student Changes Christian College's Policy After Getting Kicked Out for Being Pregnant

    09/17/2016 10:22:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    nbc.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Susan Donaldson James
    In 2015, when officials at Claflin University in South Carolina learned senior honors student Kamaria Downs was pregnant, they kicked her out of the dorms and told her to move off campus. "I was taken aback," the now 23-year-old elementary school teacher from Greenville told NBC News. "First, I wasn't even sure how they found out, and second, they were not offering me any type of housing." For Downs, who had pre-paid for her dorm room and meal plan, living at home more than two and a half hours away from her Orangeburg school wasn't an option. So she ended...
  • Sailor's surprise birth while deployed on USS Eisenhower was a rare event. But it wasn't a first.

    09/15/2016 4:55:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 15, 2016 | Brock Vergakis
    Word quickly spread around the world this week that a sailor gave birth aboard an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, and for good reason. Births aboard U.S. warships are rare. Births aboard a ship on a combat deployment are rarer still. But they’re not unheard of. The Navy does not keep statistics on the number of children born aboard its ships, but archived media reports show this is not the first time a sailor has had a baby at sea or aboard a ship in a combat zone. In one instance, a child died a day after being born...
  • Lifelike baby dolls designed to deter teenagers from having children actually RAISE pregnancy rates

    08/25/2016 12:43:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2016 | Ben Spencer
    Lifelike baby dolls designed to deter teenage girls from having children actually raise pregnancy rates, a major study suggests. The teenage pregnancy prevention programme, which is used in schools around the world, does not seem to work, according to the first proper trial to test it. Girls who took part were more, not less, likely to become pregnant compared to those who did not take part.
  • NYC Mayor Orders Bars to Serve Pregnant Women [semi-satire]

    05/18/2016 4:29:26 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio banned bars operating in the city from refusing to serve alcohol to pregnant women. This is despite virtually universal medical advice against the consumption of alcohol by expectant mothers. The Mayor said he is "cognizant of the damage that might be done to an unborn child if its mother imbibes, but the possibility of harm is not a sufficient reason for a business establishment to discriminate against these women. Under New York's laws a woman has an unconstrained right to kill her unborn child if she so chooses. The less extreme option of...
  • NYC Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women (Crazy Mayor's Human Rights Commission Counters "Discrimination")

    05/11/2016 7:52:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 9th May, 2016 | Annie Hayes
    New York Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women Policymakers in New York have released new guidance which compels bartenders to serve pregnant women alcohol if they ask for it. Published on Friday 6 May by mayor Bill de Blasio and human rights commissioner Carmelyn Malalis, the document aims to precisely state what actions constitute discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy. The purpose of the document is to ensure that pregnant women are not discriminated against by employers and are provided a safe environment to work in. The guidelines read: “Judgments and stereotypes about how pregnant individuals should behave, their physical capabilities...
  • New mom asks Honda for new car after backseat birth (Excellent readers comments)

    05/06/2016 3:08:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 3, 2016
    A New York mom’s plea for a new car after unexpectedly giving birth to her daughter in the backseat of her Honda is going viral. Fox 29 reported that Beth Newell, an editor for Reductress, a feminist website, tweeted a photo of her newborn, Maeven, on Sunday with the message “.@Honda, earlier today I gave birth to my daughter in the back of a Honda Fit. It is a mess. Can I have a free car?”
  • Urgent Prayer Request: crisis pregnancy situation (Important Update # 103, Prayers answered! # 108)

    04/05/2016 1:35:20 PM PDT · by infool7 · 168 replies
    self | 4/5/2016 | self
    This from a good friend asking for URGENT prayers Mama told us this morning she's sitting in a waiting room thinking about getting the following procedure: "The Induction abortion takes 3-4 days to complete. On the first day the woman is given an ultrasound to determine the gestational age of her baby. Then, with the aid of the ultrasound to guide the abortionist, a lethal dose of the heart medication Digoxin is injected into the baby’s heart or into the amniotic fluid directly through the woman’s abdomen. Digoxin gives the baby a fatal heart attack." [3:16 PM] Dear Prayer Warriors:...
  • Wisc. Teen Gives Birth to Baby in Toilet, Had No Idea she was Pregnant

    03/25/2016 1:01:43 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | March 23, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    A 17-year-old in Racine, Wisc. went to use the bathroom on Tuesday morning when all-of-a-sudden she noticed a baby in the toilet. Braeley Pettigrew said she had no idea she was pregnant. Pettigrew said she had been feeling sick lately, and around 3:30 a.m., got up to use the bathroom. She thought she was having a “tough” bowel movement when she gave birth to a baby boy. According to WDJT in Milwaukee, Pettigrew then proceeded to cut the umbilical cord, wrap the baby up, and leave him on the porch. She later told her mother someone left the baby on...
  • CDC tells women to stop drinking if they are pregnant; feminists are outraged

    02/14/2016 8:33:01 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 42 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/14/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    he “it’s my body and I can do what I want with it” mantra has been carried out to its logical conclusion by selfish women who are shrugging off warnings about drinking during pregnancy. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently issued an advisory aimed at combatting Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) a birth defect caused by excessive ingestion of alcohol by women during their pregnancies. FAS can cause learning disabilities, problems with impulse control, low memory ability, short attention span and impaired judgement as well as lower IQ scores and a lifetime of substandard existence. In short FAS is the...
  • CDC cautions women about drinking alcohol while not on birth control

    02/03/2016 10:15:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | wowk
    The Center for Disease Control says that more than 3 million US women are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol in a new study released yesterday. The CDC recommends women that are not on birth control stop drinking alcohol so they don't accidentally expose their child to alcohol. According to the CDC about half of all US Pregnancies are planned, and most women do not know they are pregnant until they are 4-6 weeks into the pregnancy. While, 3 in 4 women who want to get pregnant as soon as possible report drinking alcohol. This can cause...
  • Two cases of the Zika virus found in Miami-Dade [No cure, Immigrant Carriers...]

    01/20/2016 2:23:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/19/16 | Carli Teproff
    The Florida Department of Health on Tuesday confirmed that three people — two of whom are in Miami-Dade County —contracted the mosquito-borne Zika virus while visiting South America. The virus, which may cause a fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis and could be dangerous for pregnant women or women of childbearing age, is quickly spreading through South America, Central America and the Caribbean....
  • Transgender man in Ecuador makes history with pregnancy

    12/25/2015 8:51:41 AM PST · by redreno · 63 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 12/24/2015 | J. Garcia
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A couple in Ecuador is making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner. Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez announced their pregnancy, believed to be the first of its kind in South America, on social media earlier this month and it's received widespread attention in a continent that has seen a sudden explosion in the rights and visibility of trans people. Rodriguez, who was born Luis, is one of Ecuador's most-prominent LGBT activists and says she and her Venezuelan-born partner, whose birth name was Maria, decided to publicize the...
  • Chelsea Clinton Steps Out After Pregnancy Announcement, Thanks Fans for 'Warm Wishes'

    12/23/2015 9:36:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    People ^ | 12/23/2015
    Chelsea Clinton hit the town for the first time since announcing her second pregnancy on Monday. Clinton, the daughter of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former president Bill Clinton, was all smiles as she was photographed wearing a button-down white shirt and a pair of jeans, as she hailed a cab in New York City. Any hint of a baby bump was masked by her red winter coat.
  • The Debate Is Over! How Much Alcohol Can Women Really Drink While Pregnant?

    10/20/2015 1:09:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2015 | Heather Holeman
    If your doctor has ever told you that small amounts of alcohol are safe to drink during pregnancy, a new report is proving them wrong. The American Academy of Pediatrics just released a new report in the journal Pediatrics. No amount of alcohol, whether wine, beer, or liquor, is safe to drink while pregnant, no matter the trimester. While research shows that most women cut out alcohol completely during pregnancy, the report states that a small percentage of mothers-to-be admit they continue to drink, while some even admit to binge drinking. According to Live Science, Dr. Janet F. Williams, one...