.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Rodney Bordeaux, president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. (Katherine Frey/Washington Post)Storms hit hard on the Rosebud Sioux reservation, but these reports sounded especially dire: A torrent of floodwater was cascading over the top of He Dog Dam; Cut Meat Creek was threatening the only road into a neighborhood. Across the homeland of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, sensors on a half-dozen dams and creeks pinged red alerts of high water to the cellphones of tribal emergency responders. In his ofﬁce, Rodney Bordeaux, president of the Rosebud Sioux – also known as the Sicangu Lakota – ﬁelded reports from his safety-of-dams team while preparing to head out to see for himself. Meanwhile, any minute now on this March morning, the heavy downpour was forecast to … [Read more...] about What do Native Americans want from a president?
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Stephanie Ebbert Globe Staff January 28, 2019 Reproductive rights advocates in Massachusetts and across the country are launching aggressive campaigns for the new year to bolster access to abortion services in left-leaning states, in anticipation of further restrictions in conservative ones.The effort is part of a nationwide strategy by groups, including Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, and NARAL Pro-Choice, to create safe havens for women seeking abortion services at a time when a newly conservative Supreme Court could overturn the 46-year-old Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion legal. Roe’s determination that the right to an abortion is protected, with some restrictions, under the 14th Amendment’s right to privacy, is all that is stopping some states from banning abortion or further limiting the time span in which a pregnant … [Read more...] about In Mass. and beyond, an effort to bolster access to abortion
Sarah Elizabeth Richards, The Washington Post Published 9:52 am PST, Monday, January 7, 2019 During Carrie Wells'sfirst OB/GYN visit after learning she was pregnant this summer, the 30-year-old was surprised when her doctor suggested a blood test that could detect her baby's risk of Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities as early as 10 weeks. At her age, she hadn't been worried about conceiving a child with a genetic disorder. Wells's obstetrician/gynecologist explained that the test, called a "cell-free DNA" screen, analyzes the fetal genetic information that travels from the mother's placenta and poses no risk to the baby. The doctor had been routinely prescribing it for her patients who were older and higher risk, now she was prescribing it to younger women, as well. The doctor's reasoning: women under 35 had more babies overall and account for 80 percent of country's 6,000 annual Down births, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. … [Read more...] about An early, safe prenatal test gains popularity
Labour is calling for parents-to-be to be banned from using a blood test to find out the sex of their baby in the early stages of pregnancy. It comes amid fears the test can lead to the termination of baby girls due to a preference for boys in some cultures.The non-invasive pre-natal test (NIPT) is used to detect Down's syndrome and other genetic conditions and is being rolled out by the NHS as an additional part of its antenatal screening offer.Labour MP Naz Shah, shadow minister for women and equalities, said it could force expectant mothers and fathers to adopt methods such as NIPT "to live up to expectations of family members"."NIPT screenings should be used for their intended purpose, to screen for serious conditions such as Down's syndrome," Ms Shah told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme."The government needs to look into this exploitative practice and enforce appropriate restrictions." A combined blood and ultrasound test is offered to parents-to-be on the NHS in the … [Read more...] about Labour calls for ban on early baby gender test
Sandra G. Boodman, The Washington Post Published 6:48 am PDT, Sunday, September 16, 2018 The prominent New York City gynecologist didn't bother to conceal his disdain. "Stop practicing Google medicine," Lina Kharnak remembers the doctor chiding her when she asked about a possible cause of her worsening leg and back pain. The disease about which she was inquiring, he said brusquely, has different symptoms. Three months earlier, Kharnak, 49, a Manhattan lawyer, had heard something similar from another doctor. Both specialists offered to prescribe drugs to treat some of her symptoms, she said, but made it clear they blamed her worsening health on excess weight. Nearly three years would elapse before a third specialist confirmed this spring the diagnosis Kharnak had asked about. By then, her health had deteriorated so significantly that she had to undergo nine hours of complex surgery to remove a dead kidney and repair damage to other organs. For the first time in seven … [Read more...] about Doctors dismissed her, but she turned out to be right after years of needless suffering