For the first time ever in Congress, abortion rights advocate Renee Bracey Sherman described how to self-manage abortion using pills.
- The Hill
Montana’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that temporarily blocks further restrictions on abortion. Planned Parenthood in a statement Tuesday announced that the Montana Supreme Court blocked three separate laws that were enacted during the state’s legislative session last year from taking effect. One of the laws would have banned abortion after 20…
The girl told police she'd had a stillbirth, then Facebook turned over private messages suggesting otherwise.
- Associated Press
A Nebraska woman has been charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy at about 24 weeks after investigators uncovered Facebook messages in which the two discussed using medication to induce an abortion and plans to burn the fetus afterward. The prosecutor handling the case said it's the first time he has charged anyone for illegally performing an abortion after 20 weeks, a restriction that was passed in 2010. Before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June, states weren’t allowed to enforce abortion bans until the point at which a fetus is considered viable outside the womb, at roughly 24 weeks.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts will not convene the state legislature for a special session to consider stricter abortion laws because Republican lawmakers did not have the votes to pass a ban on abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy, he said on Monday. The statement by Ricketts, a Republican, comes as several other Republican-led states have grappled in recent weeks with how far to go in restricting abortion access after the U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
- Good Morning America
The same month the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, a couple in Kansas, thousands of miles away from Washington, D.C., faced their own abortion decision. Breanna O'Brien said she was 20 weeks pregnant with her first child in June and in the process of decorating the nursery when she and her husband Kyle received a devastating diagnosis. The O'Briens said doctors told them the fetus had Xeroderma pigmentosum group D (XPD) and Trichothiodystrophy (TTD), two rare and severe genetic conditions that they said can cause significant disability and a shortened life span.
Human pregnancies last for about 40 weeks.
I’m a Pediatrician and These Are the 4 Things I Would Never, Ever Do as a Parent (Plus, 1 Thing I Try to Avoid)
Parenting can often feel like a never-ending list of dos and don’ts. It’s understandable—we are all trying our best to safeguard our kids from harm and help them grow up into happy, healthy humans. And while...
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Facebook turned over the chats of a mother and her daughter to Nebraska police after they were served with a warrant as part of an investigation into an
- LA Times
One Arizona abortion clinic — run by a crew of defiant women — has become a haven in the post-Roe vs. Wade United States.
If you are one of the 70 million people in the U.S. with chronic sleep problems, there’s a good chance that you’ve looked into taking a melatonin supplement in hopes of drifting off to dreamland faster and to stay asleep longer. Before you start taking any supplement, it’s important to know what ...
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Florida rabbi challenging state’s abortion law files new suit with added plaintiffs, including physician
The progressive Florida rabbi challenging the state's post-Roe abortion law planned to file a new lawsuit Tuesday with additional plaintiffs, including a
- The Hill
Story at a glance A lawsuit from Texas is trying to change the way the Affordable Care Act (ACA) forces health insurers to cover certain preventative care services. It specifically takes issue with health plans paying for birth control, HIV medication and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. If the lawsuit prevails, millions of Americans could…
Juice is a staple for many children. Parents often think that it is a healthier alternative to sodas or other sugary drinks. But scientists say that over time, small amounts of lead found in juice can lead to significant developmental issues.
- Washington Post
Becky Hubbard, 46, has decided to get sterilized so that she can go back on the only medication that has relieved her disabling pain from rheumatoid arthritis for the last eight years. Soon after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, the Tennessee woman said she got an ultimatum from her rheumatologist. If she wanted to stay on the treatment of choice for her condition, a drug called methotrexate, she was told she had to go on birth control despite her age and history of infertility.Subscri
Abortion restrictions can have harmful economic effects for individual women, state economies and businesses. Research released last year by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) estimated that abortion restrictions may cost the U.S. economy $105 billion per year. Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned, the cost could be twice has high, the president and CEO of IWPR says.
Social media personality Lauren Giraldo lost weight with her viral treadmill workout. A sports medicine doctor weighs in on how to try it safely.
- The Daily Beast
MR.Cole_Photographer via GettyA group of Boston researchers have designed a postcard-sized test that can detect both a SARS-CoV-2 infection and the presence of antibodies as a result of recent infection—providing a two-in-one punch that can both diagnose active COVID cases (including specifying which variant is responsible), as well as how well protected someone might be from future infections, thanks to antibody levels. The researchers hope their new portable device, which tests a patient’s sal
- The Hill
Story at a glance Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia found the most common lingering symptom among COVID-19 patients was fatigue, followed by headaches, a new study shows. The study analyzed the experiences of 200 people who contracted the virus during the early days of the pandemic and still had symptoms four months after…
- Country Living
Actress Halle Berry, 54, showed off her toned back and legs in a new swimsuit photo. The actress is known for her hardcore workouts and following a keto diet.
- BuzzFeed News
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