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When Doctors Tell You Your Baby May Have Down Syndrome, That Info May be Misleading

In a previous article, I spoke about the pressure that doctors often put on the parents of disabled unborn babies to abort. One study cited in that article found that: … [d]espite the shock and grief they may experience upon hearing the news of a fetal anomaly, the pregnant woman and her partner are usually […]

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by dirt.Recommended Reading:Tracy: [Content Note: Transphobia; violence] TDoR Is Forever, but Transphobia Doesn't Have to Bestavvers: [CN: Sexual assault; rape culture] On Ched Evans, Rehabilitation, and...Show More Summary

New Research on How to Support Abortion Storytellers

This week, we released Saying Abortion Aloud, a report and set of recommendations for those sharing their personal abortion stories publicly and the advocates who support them. Image: Shutterstock The post New Research on How to Support Abortion Storytellers appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Harvard’s student daily has created a searchable database of Title IX complaints filed between 2002 and 2014. Roxane Gay on Bill Cosby: “One accuser should be more than enough.” Rights groups offer software to detect government spying. On anger and strength. Continually baffled that The Onion does some of the best writing on campus gender-based violence…  

What Happened When One Canadian Dad Took a 37-Week Parental Leave? (Nothing Bad.)

The state of American child care is pretty abysmal. Day care is not well-regulated, the quality is often poor, and it’s expensive: In 35 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more than a year’s in-state college tuition. We are the only...Show More Summary

This Pro-Life Sand Castle May be the Most Amazing Sand Castle You’ve Ever Seen

A sand sculpture created at an event in Florida captures the miracle of a human baby! Artists from as far away as the Philippines competed in the 5th annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Competition on Nov. 14-18. Founded in 2010, the competition takes place every November over the course of 7 days, […]

Ohio’s Extremist Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Headed to House Floor

HB 248, which represents at least the second time Ohio has tried to pass a heartbeat ban, was pushed hastily to a vote in the House Health and Aging Committee. Image: Shutterstock The post Ohio’s Extremist Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban Headed to House Floor appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Republicans Sue Over Affordable Care Act

And here we go:House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president's executive authority.The lawsuit — filed...Show More Summary

Watch Gary Klein and Lindsey Thiry preview USC vs. UCLA

USC, ranked 19th in the College Football Playoff rankings, plays No. 9 UCLA on Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

Two Women Facing Terminal Brain Disease Two Profoundly Different Legacies

I am convinced that anyone who read our stories about Brittany Maynard would come away knowing two things. We were deeply respectful of what she was going through and the enormous impact her terminal brain disease had on this young woman and her family. But just as our hearts were filled with compassion for Brittany, […]

Coca-Cola gave L.A. residents 'free' rain barrels. What's the catch?

I like recycling. I like innovative solutions to California’s drought. And I like ice cold Coca-Cola. So I figured I’d love Mayor Eric Garcetti’s announcement last week that the city will provide 1,000 free rain collection barrels -- and workshops on how to use...

Border authorities fear immigration action might spark second 'surge'

President Obama's latest plan to fix the country's immigration system includes stepped up security along the southern border overwhelmed by an surge of more than 68,000 unaccompanied children.

New York Activists Turn to Civil Disobedience As Last Resort to Fight Regulatory Capture

Award-winning author and anti-fracking activist Dr. Sandra Steingraber is going to spend Thanksgiving in jail. And it won’t be her first stay there. She spent last Earth Day there as well. She is returning to jail in upstate New York...Show More Summary

Gear: Four apps that can keep fitness on track

Do you need to be coerced into working out by paying a non-compliance fine? Would you like to find a cool mountain-bike route on your business trip to Milwaukee next week? Or how about running with a music mix automatically synchronized to your pace, or having a yoga instructor come to your...

For Immigrants After Obama’s Executive Order, Mix of Joy, Sorrow, Determination

Dozens of immigrants and activists gathered at the Washington, D.C., offices of United We Dream on Thursday to hear what President Obama would say to the nation about their families and their community. Image: Dante Atkins The post For Immigrants After Obama’s Executive Order, Mix of Joy, Sorrow, Determination appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Cecile Richards Says Aborting My Baby “Wasn’t a Difficult Decision”

The head of the nation’s biggest abortion business recently doubled down on her claim that aborting her own child “wasn’t a difficult decision.” Earlier this year, LifeNews broke the story that Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards thinks apparently it was no big deal to take the life of her unborn child. Planned Parenthood does over […]

Abortion Speak-Outs Can Combat Our Own Stigma Too

Thursday's live-streamed "one in three" speak-out made me realize that even as a staunch reproductive rights advocate, a clinic escort, and a feminist, I still have to battle my own internalized abortion stigma. Image: Shutterstock The post Abortion Speak-Outs Can Combat Our Own Stigma Too appeared first on RH Reality Check.

House GOP Sues Obama, Could Make Health Care Pricier For Low-Income Americans

The lawsuit claims the administration abused its authority in delaying the implementation of a key portion of the Affordable Care Act. Image: Shutterstock The post House GOP Sues Obama, Could Make Health Care Pricier For Low-Income Americans appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Pro-life blog buzz 11-21-14

by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli American Life League’s Judie Brown exposes Oregon’s “triple X”-rated Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference, calling it a “field trip to hell.” The Vine highlights the weekShow More Summary

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