Women Open Up About Their Abortion Stories With The Hashtag #YouKnowMe As Response To Alabama Abortion Law

Philipps has been openly pro-choice and decided to first share the story of her abortion on her show after Georgia signed their “fetal heartbeat” bill into law. “The statistic is that one in four women will have an abortion before age 45. That statistic sometimes surprises people,” she said to her audience, “and maybe you’re sitting there thinking, ‘I don’t know a woman who would have an abortion,’ well, you know me I had an abortion when I was 15 years old and I’m telling you this because I’m genuinely really scared for women and girls all over the country.” #2 Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the controversial abortion bill passed by The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6, that …

Health at Scale lands $16M Series A to bring machine learning to healthcare

Health at Scale, a startup with founders who have both medical and engineering expertise, wants to bring machine learning to bear on healthcare treatment options to produce outcomes with better results and less aftercare. Today the company announced a $16 million Series A. Optum, which is part of the UnitedHealth Group, was the sole investor. Today, when people look at treatment options, they may look at a particular surgeon or hospital, or simply what the insurance company will cover, but they typically lack the data to make truly informed decisions. This is true across every part of the healthcare system, particularly in the U.S. The company believes using machine learning, it can produce better results. “We are a machine learning …

80k People Live In This Closed City Which Was Kept Secret For 49 Years And Is The Most Contaminated Place On Earth

Apart from the Chernobyl disaster, we rarely hear about nuclear accidents in the former USSR. However, there were plenty of them but they were all kept a secret from the general public. One particular installation – City-40 – was the first Soviet plutonium production complex and the site of three massive nuclear incidents. Up until the ’90s, City-40 was not placed on the map, there were no road signs to lead one there, and its inhabitants officially did not exist. However, despite the complete isolation, to this day its residents are not keen on leaving the closed-off haven – the majority are not even considering the possibility. Such is the strange paradox of closed cities – a phenomenon which was …

Trump Administration Is Transporting More Migrants From Border To Other U.S. Cities

Since Dec. 21, the official said, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released roughly 180,000 migrants into the U.S. interior, transporting them by plane, bus or van from the border to other cities in Texas and Southern California. Since March, CBP has released “more than 40,000 family units” on the condition they agree to appear before an immigration judge at a certain date. All the migrants who have been transported away from the border have undergone “initial intake,” the official said, which includes gathering their biographical information and carrying out a medical screening to ensure that they can travel. told USA Today he was alerted Thursday by local Border Patrol officials to expect flights beginning in about two weeks. “This is a …

Rare Genetic Variants Identified As A “Major Cause” Of Lupus

Scientists at the Australian National University have discovered that certain rare genetic mutations are a “major cause” of lupus, an occasionally fatal autoimmune disease that involves the immune system attacking the body’s organs and tissues. Lupus, which affects 1.5 million Americans and 5 million people worldwide, currently has no cure and its exact cause has always been hazy. It’s thought to be influenced by a combination of genetics, hormones, and environmental triggers such as sunlight. The autoimmune response may even be triggered by a gut bacterium called Enterococcus gallinarum. With current treatments, lupus is rarely deadly, but it comes with a whole host of unpleasant symptoms. These range from tiredness and pain to a characteristic butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks …

The Awful, Perfect Timing Of The Abortion Battle

They went off. While many of the many Democratic men running for president also issued statements, there was something different ― more personal, more passionate ― about the way the women responded. It felt unprecedented. Powerful. There was more than just talk of preserving Roe v. Wade. Sen. Warren proposed Congress pass laws to protect abortion and outlined what that would look like. Gillibrand also said she’d take legislative steps to protect choice, including overturning the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal funds to pay for abortions, except in rare cases. Photo Illustration: Isabella Carapella/Huffpost; Images: Getty The leading women in contention for the 2020 Democratic nomination spoke out against the recent tide of abortion restrictions. During the 2018 …

Alabama Passes Bill That Directly Compares Abortion To The Holocaust

The strictest abortion laws in the US have been passed in Alabama by a group of 25 white men. The laws, if they are deemed constitutional, will see abortion banned in the state even in the cases of rape and incest. The only exemptions for the law will be where completing the pregnancy will be a danger to the physical (not mental) health of the mother. Under the laws, doctors could face 99 years in prison for carrying out an abortion, and 10 years for attempting to terminate a pregnancy. Supporters of the law, which is likely to be deemed unconstitutional, are hoping that any challenges to the law will end up in front of the Supreme Court, where it …

US ‘nuclear coffin’ on island in the Pacific could be ‘leaking’ radioactive sludge into the sea

A huge concrete dome was built over a crater left by a nuclear blast on Runit Island. (EPA) The island nation was where 67 American nuclear weapons tests were conducted, which included the 1954 “Bravo” hydrogen bomb, the most powerful ever detonated by the U.S. and about 1,000 times bigger than the A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. In the Marshall Islands, many residents were forced to leave their land and thousands of others were exposed to radioactive fallout. “I’ve just been with the president of the Marshall Islands [Hilda Heine], who is very worried because there is a risk of leaking of radioactive materials that are contained in a kind of coffin in the area,” Guterres, who is touring the South …

Maisie Williams Opens Up About Overcoming Her Hatred – Of Maisie Williams – Perez Hilton

Onscreen Arya Stark’s journey is coming to an end; but in real life Maisie Williams is still early on in hers. Cast in Game Of Thrones at just 12 years old, the actress showed prodigious talent right from the start, winning a handful of awards and even being nominated for an Emmy. She absolutely nailed her performance and became an instant star. Unfortunately, along with that level of fame came commensurate expectation. No, not from the outside — from Maisie herself. The Daisie app co-creator sat down with interviewer Fearne Cotton for the latest episode of her Happy Place podcast and opened up about how she treated herself in her early days of celebrity. “I was so set on trying to look like I was really …

We don’t have a gun problem. Americans are just super extra evil, crazy, and stupid.

A gun is an inanimate object. It can’t do anything on its own. Like any other tool, the person using a gun determines its use, right? Therefore—obviously—our astronomical number of guns and comparatively loose gun laws aren’t to blame for America’s 33,000 firearm deaths per year. Guns aren’t the reason that Americans are ten times more likely to be killed by guns than citizens of other developed nations. Guns aren’t why our gun-related murder rate is 25 times higher and our gun suicide rate is eight times higher than 22 other high-income nations. [1] I mean, a gun can’t shoot itself, therefore guns have nothing to do with gun death statistics. The fact that the U.S. accounts for 90 percent …

Colorado, Maryland Officials Call For Alabama Boycott

enacting a law Wednesday that effectively bans abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest. That includes pulling business from any investment managers, brokers and consultants who have a headquarters ― or even a regional office ― in the state, Franchot said. published on Facebook Thursday morning. In one particularly damning section, he writes: “It is my hope that this will put the ‘leaders’ of Alabama, and those of other states who may be contemplating abusing public laws for theocratic gratification, on notice that this is, indeed, 2019,” Franchot concludes. “Gratuitous attacks on the freedoms and the well-being of women will come at a prohibitive price.” AAron Ontiveroz via Getty Images Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold …

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro Got His Six-Pack Abs Through Plastic Surgery! – Perez Hilton

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro with a dad bod? Not in this life! The Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star has always been known for his physique — and has stayed in incredible shape even after having a kid last year. Incredible… as in unbelievable? Yep. Ronnie’s six-pack abs are no longer the result of a highly disciplined, hard-working lifestyle — they’re the product of advancements in medical science. Ronnie His lack of time (and presumably energy — kids are a LOT of work!) pushed him to take another route to his fitness goals. As he says to the audience: “Today I’m going to step out of my element and try something new with my body.” That something new isn’t just new to Ronnie. Apparently …

How the (plant-based) sausage is about to be made

It’s been a big year for Impossible . The bay area based food startup kicked the year off with a new take on its titual burger, and just last week announced the closing of a $300 million round hot on the heels of its Burger King distribution. What comes next for the company likely won’t come as much of a shock to anyone steeped in the world of plant-based meat replacements. Engadget got a bit of behind-the-scenes time at the startup’s Redwood City location, discovering that sausage is next up on the Impossible menu. From the sound of things, the breakfast food will mostly be made up of the same stuff as the company’s burger patties, right down to the …

Kate offers ‘peek’ at Back to Nature Garden

Image copyright @kensingtonroyal Image caption The garden was co-created with Andree Davies, Adam White and the RHS In a letter to experts, she wrote that it was “heart-breaking” to know there is a “long way to go” to ensure all children grow up “happy, healthy, and equipped to be able to take every opportunity that comes their way”. Image copyright @kensingtonroyal Image caption The garden will be filled with forest scenes Earlier this year, landscape architect Ms Davies told the Daily Telegraph that the duchess had brought the idea of forest bathing to the discussions. The Japanese concept is the practice of spending time in woodland to help relaxation. The garden features a swing seat hanging below a high-platform treehouse, …

Part fund, part accelerator, Contrary Capital invests in student entrepreneurs

First Round Capital has both the Dorm Room Fund and the Graduate Fund. General Catalyst has Rough Draft Ventures. And Prototype Capital and a few other micro-funds focus on investing in student founders, but overall, there’s a shortage of capital set aside for entrepreneurs still making their way through school. Contrary Capital, a soon-to-be San Francisco-based operation led by Eric Tarczynski, is raising $35 million to invest between $50,000 and $200,000 in students and recent college dropouts. The firm, which operates a summer accelerator program for its portfolio companies, closed on $2.2 million for its debut, proof-of-concept fund in 2018. Contrary Capital celebrating its Demo Day event last year Last year, Contrary kicked off its summer accelerator, tapping 10 university-started …

Mississippi law banning abortions as early as 6 weeks heads to federal court

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN)It was only six months ago that federal district Judge Carlton Reeves struck down a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, holding that the state was “wrong on the law” and that its Legislature’s “professed interest” in women’s health amounted to “pure gaslighting.” “We have come very far in the last two years,” Trump tweeted. Reeves is no stranger to the President’s tweets. He gained national prominence last month when he delivered a speech at the University of Virginia Law School evoking the history of the South to publicly criticize Trump for his attacks on judges. Quoting from Trump’s tweets, campaign speeches and interviews, but never using the President’s name, Reeves said: “When politicians …