With Roe v. Wade overturned , exceptions to abortion bans — such as in the case of rape or incest, or for a pregnant person’s safety — are expected to be the only avenue to getting abortions in many states. But meeting the qualifications for those asterisks to the bans can be complex and traumatizing, experts say. For starters, exceptions for rape and incest are uncommon. The Guttmacher Institute , a research organization that supports reproductive rights, anticipates 26 states certain or likely to ban abortion now that there are no federal protections. Among those 26 states, there are about 41 abortion bans total, with some states having more than one ban, it said. Just 10 of the 41 bans have exceptions for rape and incest. In the states that do have rape and incest exceptions, requirements vary. Many, such as Utah, require victims of sexual assault to file a police report. Given that more than 2 out of 3 sexual assaults go unreported, according to the Rape, Abuse … [Read more...] about Post-Roe, exceptions to state abortion bans won’t be easy to acquire
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Democrats are betting that anger over the reversal of Roe v. Wade will take down Republicans in the 2022 midterms . This is a plausible, if desperate , hope. The theory is that the “winning” side of such a long struggle will now be pacified, while the “losing” side is energized and outraged. And abortion rights—with some limits— remain broadly popular on a national scale . The political calculus over the right’s biggest victory in a half-century is so scrambled that even former President Donald Trump is reportedly worried about this . But Republicans have a secret weapon: Democrats’ penchant for progressive overreach . We are already seeing signs at multiple levels—among activists, elite celebrities, and politicians. It raises the question: Could there be a backlash against the backlash? Let’s start with the most serious: activist overreach. Since May’s leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in the Dobbs case, pro-life crisis pregnancy centers … [Read more...] about Will Raging Liberals Cause an Anti-Democrat Backlash?
Britain is ramping up a feud with the European Union by pressing on with a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal it signed with the bloc. Legislation that rewrites trade rules for Northern Ireland is scheduled to get its first major House of Commons debate on Monday, the first step on what could be a rocky journey through Parliament. The legislation, if approved by lawmakers, would remove checks on goods entering Northern Ireland from the rest of the U.K., thereby scrapping parts of a trade treaty that Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed before Britain left the EU in 2020. Mr. Johnson said he thought the plan could be approved “fairly rapidly” if Parliament cooperates, and that the measures could become law by the end of the year. “What we are trying to do is fix something that I think is very important to our country, which is the balance of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement,” Johnson told reporters at the Group of Seven summit in Germany. The British government … [Read more...] about U.K. presses on with Brexit rules rewrite; EU calls it illegal
After nearly two years of Hong Kong’s national security law, critics condemning it seem more anxious to have their worst fears vindicated than disproved. The city was said to be plunging headlong into a cauldron of tyranny. That has not happened, though. Instead, the status quo spanning business activity and civil institutions is better protected from disruptive strife than before. Protesters who rejected such legislation might be taking a vital civil order for granted. Democratic societies champion such laws for themselves to help preserve their democracy. In Washington, one morning’s mob violence at the Capitol Building has seen criminal prosecutions more than a year later. Legislators in the US Congress who expressed support for Hong Kong’s months-long protests are busily investigating their protesters while strengthening security on their own turf. What is the reality in Hong Kong since the promulgation of the security law? Peace and order have returned to the streets and … [Read more...] about Two years on, national security law proves its worth in safer, more stable Hong Kong
Chhavi Mittal has been sharing her journey and her fight with breast cancer ever since she was detected with it. Her friends, fans and well-wishers have been sending her luck and love as she is coping up. The actress has been declared cancer free. However, she has to undergo radiotherapy to get better. And, her radiotherapy session is starting from today. Like always, the TV actress shared how she is feeling as she is getting ready to take on this journey. Sharing a small video which is a montage of her pictures and wrote, “Just when I started feeling normal, a new journey begins. My radiotherapy starts today and I’ve been told to expect some side effects which I’m not comfortable with. I’ve been asked before by many, if chemo or radiotherapy is the patient’s choice. Well technically you need to sign the consent form… but in all fairness it’s your doctor who decides your line of treatment because he’s the expert. And his focus is on saving your life, not avoiding side effects.” … [Read more...] about Chhavi Mittal Braces Herself for Radiotherapy’s Side Effects: ‘Determined to Conquer This Journey’
The first thing Kathryn Nicholas will tell you about her 11-year-old son Jason is that he's a bright, curious kid who can build elaborate machines out of Legos and remember the code names and payloads of bombers. "He has a phenomenal desire to see how things work," she says proudly. But reading, for Jason, was a train wreck. In first grade he was assigned to special-education classes with three mildly retarded children. Two years later, despite extra help, he still couldn't decipher a sentence, and his mother was worried that he would soon become so discouraged that he would give up trying. Then she heard about Virginia Wise Berninger, an educational psychologist at the University of Washington who studies dyslexia, a disorder that makes learning to read extremely difficult. As part of her ongoing research, Berninger tested Jason and then invited him to a summer program for dyslexic boys. The kids didn't just play letter games. They did science experiments, studied biodiversity, met … [Read more...] about Dyslexia And The New Science Of Reading
Actress Chhavi Mittal and all her friends, fans and followers are aware of the fact. She was diagnosed with breast cancer a few weeks back. While she has now been cancer free, the actress is on her path to recovery. In fact, very shortly, she will start taking radiotherapy as well. Now, she has shared a health update. Taking to her Instagram, Chhavi Mittal revealed that today is not a great day for her. She wrote, “There are days I feel energetic and then there are days I feel effete. Like totally dead. Immunity is at an all time low.. cold water gives me a throat ache, AC gives me the sniffles! And I know something is not right when the gym feels like drudgery! She further mentioned, “Today is also the day I prep for the radiotherapy and I won’t deny I’m a bundle of nerves. Not for the prep but for the cycles to begin from Monday ♀️” She ended her note by saying, “To all my fellow cancer warriors, esp the ones going through chemo… its not easy, but it’s also not the end. Hang in … [Read more...] about Chhavi Mittal Is Prepping for Radiotherapy, Reveals Her Immunity Is ‘All Time Low’; See Post
Russian missiles struck the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday, a day after a key eastern city fell to pro-Russian forces in a major set-back for Ukraine and as world leaders gathered in Europe to discuss further sanctions against Moscow. Up to four explosions rang out in central Kyiv in the early hours, in the first such attack on the city in weeks. Two more blasts were heard on the southern outskirts of the city later in the day, a Reuters reporter said. "The Russians hit Kyiv again. Missiles damaged an apartment building and a kindergarten," said Andriy Yermak, head of the president's administration. Ukraine's police chief, Ihor Klymenko, said on national television that five people had been wounded. As Europe's biggest land conflict since World War Two entered its fifth month the Western alliance supporting Kyiv was starting to show signs of strain as leaders fret about the growing economic cost, including surging food and energy prices. British Prime Minister Boris … [Read more...] about Russia strikes Kyiv as G7 summit opens
Zharnel Hughes has forgiven CJ Ujah despite being stripped of his Olympic silver medal. European 100m champion Hughes was part of the 4x100m squad who lost their medal from Tokyo after Ujah failed a drugs test last summer. Team-mate Richard Kilty has said he will never forgive Ujah but Hughes remained more philosophical. “What do you want to hear? CJ is a great guy, regardless. What happened to him is unfortunate, sadly,” he said. “I don’t show him any disrespect. I haven’t spoken to him in a long time, but the last time I spoke to him, he apologised and said sorry. Recommended Swimmer’s coach dives into pool to save her after fainting during world championships England vs New Zealand LIVE: Latest score and updates from day four of third Test Wimbledon order of play: Day 1 schedule including Emma Raducanu and Andy Murray “I forgive him. Sometimes these things do happen, which is very sad in his case, but I wish him … [Read more...] about Zharnel Hughes forgives CJ Ujah after being stripped of Olympic silver medal
WHEN Joe Biden steps into the Oval Office in January, he will already have fulfilled his No 1 campaign pledge: to oust President Trump. That likely will turn out to have been the easy part. It will be much harder for Biden to deliver on his broader promises to push far-reaching progressive initiatives to address the health, economic and social crises besetting the nation. Senate Republicans are poised to deep-six Biden’s agenda in Congress, whether they keep control or Democrats eke out a one-vote majority. Biden’s party is already roiled by competing demands from anxious centrists and restless progressives. The broad, ideologically diverse coalition that united behind Biden out of disgust for Trump is quickly fracturing. “This administration will be dealing with a lot of incoming all at once, ” said Vanita Gupta, a former Obama administration official who now runs the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, an influential progressive coalition. Linking arms for an … [Read more...] about Biden has achieved his No 1 campaign promise: Beat Trump. Now what?