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 …

How an immigration crackdown is hurting UK startups

The two people who sat down in reception without an appointment would not leave the startup’s office until the end of the day. Two months later, a letter followed informing the company it had been suspended from the United Kingdom’s register of licensed sponsors, the database of companies the government has approved to employee foreign workers. The business had 20 working days from the typed date to make “representations” and submit “evidence” and “supporting documents” to counter the “believed” infractions spread across 12 pages, threaded through with copious references to paragraphs, annexes and bullet points culled from the Home Office‘s official guidance for sponsors. Early in the new year another letter arrived, and an assessment process that had begun with …

Girl Hospitalized After Slipping And Impaling Her Neck On A Sharpened Pencil

A girl was hospitalized and given urgent surgery after she tripped and landed on a sharpened pencil, which penetrated her left common carotid artery. This artery supplies blood to the brain, neck, and face.  The 11-year-old was playing during recess when she slipped and fell onto the pencil, which was left poking out of the left side of her neck. She was initially taken to a regional health center before being urgently transferred by ambulance to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, with the pencil still in place, her doctors write in BMJ Case Reports. BMJ Case Reports 2019 There was no bleeding coming from the wound, and her vital signs were normal. Worryingly, the pencil was pulsating with her pulse.  The doctors ordered …

Jameela Jamil Slams Georgia Abortion Ban, Reveals She’s Had Abortion Herself

Jameela Jamil is speaking out against Georgia’s anti-abortion law that Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed earlier this month. series of tweets, the “Good Place” actress said the ban is “upsetting, inhumane, and blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women, a disregard for our rights, bodies, mental health, and essentially a punishment for rape victims, forcing [them] to carry the baby of their rapist.” “So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel.” Georgia’s so-called “heartbeat bill” would ban abortion as soon as a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, which typically occurs around six weeks into pregnancy. Many women are not yet aware of their condition at that time. And several civil liberties …

Missouri lawmakers approve extreme eight-week abortion ban

The legislation, which is expected to be signed by the governor, echoes even tighter restrictions passed by Alabama this week Missouri lawmakers on Friday approved legislation to ban approved, and the governor signed, a ban on abortions at any stage of pregnancy. Republican state senators there, fetal heartbeat bills by the extreme activists behind them, even though at six weeks supreme Roe v Wade, the landmark ruling guaranteeing the right to an abortion. Missouri Governor Parson should be ashamed of riding the disgraceful coattails of 25 white men in Alabama who just voted to ban safe, legal abortion, said Leana Wen, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Missouris bill has a provision saying that if Roe is overturned, all abortions …

Hillary Clinton: Abortion bills in Alabama and other states are ‘appalling attacks on women’s lives’

Washington DC (CNN)Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called the recently signed abortion law in Alabama, and other pieces of legislation that restrict access to the procedure, an example of “appalling attacks on women’s lives and fundamental freedoms.” “None of us should accept a future in which our daughters and granddaughters have fewer rights than we do. Choose a way to help, ask a friend to join you, and let’s get to work,” Clinton added, pointing her followers to advocacy groups and organizations that are working “to elect pro-choice candidates” and “organize for the future.” The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6 late Tuesday night and it found its way to Ivey’s desk on Wednesday. The measure appears aimed at setting up …

‘That show has ruined my life’: Jeremy Kyle guest speaks out

Exclusive: Dwayne Davison, labelled most hated guest ever, says he has faced sustained abuse Millions of Britons have watched Dwayne Davisons appearance on the Jeremy Kyle Show. He was labelled the most hated Jeremy Kyle guest ever. He wants them to know he struggled for work and was mocked in the street as a result, and tried to kill himself after sustained public shaming. Its the worst thing that has ever happened in my life, Davison said. They put the spoon in and stirred around my whole life. He said the show was designed to provoke participants into causing offence, footage was edited to portray them in an unflattering light, and any attempt at aftercare by the production team was …

How 3 Other States Are Attacking Abortion Rights After Alabama’s Ban

Kay Ivey (R) signed into law a abortion, sending shockwaves across the country Wednesday as abortion rights groups prepared to launch a massive legal battle.  Several other governors have signed restrictive abortion bans this year, including some that outlaw it as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, and more state bills are hanging in the balance. Here are three pending measures that could move forward in the coming days. This cutoff date of eight weeks, except in cases of medical emergency for the woman. The legislation would prohibit minors from obtaining an abortion without written parental consent in most cases, and it would outlaw doctors from performing abortions if they know the patient is seeking the abortion because of …

Praise after TV star tells of brain tumour

The charity tweeted its support on Saturday, following Chapman’s interview in the Mail. Image Copyright @BrainTumourOrg @BrainTumourOrg Symptoms of a brain tumour severe, persistent headaches. seizures (fits) persistent nausea, vomiting and drowsiness. mental or behavioural changes, such as memory problems or changes in personality. progressive weakness or paralysis on one side of the body. vision or speech problems Source: NHS Image Copyright @Botanygeek @Botanygeek Report Report Chapman said she was “devastated” not to be able to work on this year’s Chelsea Flower Show – which she has co-hosted for 13 years – but was following doctor’s orders. “You have to give yourself the best possible chance to heal,” she said. “You don’t get a second chance to recover.” The RHS …

What does the menopause do to the body?

But as women age and their store of eggs declines, ovulation, periods and pregnancies stop. And the body gradually stops producing oestrogen, which controls the whole process. This doesn’t happen overnight though. It can take several years for this crucial hormone to fall to low levels – and then it stays that way. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bones become weaker after the menopause, increasing the risk of osteoporosis When oestrogen production stops altogether, there is a long-term effect on the bones and heart. Bones can weaken, making fractures more likely, and women can become more vulnerable to heart disease and stroke. That’s why women are offered hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, which boosts oestrogen levels and helps to …

Maisie Williams Says Game Of Thrones Fame Made Her Hate Herself

Maisie Williams is opening up about how portraying one of television’s most famous characters impacted her sense of self-worth. Happy Place podcast released on Monday, the 22-year-old “when she was only 12 years old, spoke at length about how becoming famous at such a young age negatively affected her mental health and self-esteem. Many of these negative thoughts were sparked by what Williams would read about herself on social media, the actress added. Charles McQuillan via Getty Images Maisie Williams attends the “Game of Thrones” Season 8 screening in Belfast, Northern Ireland in April. “It gets to a point where you’re almost craving something negative, so you can just sit in a hole of sadness,” she said. Now as an adult, Williams …

Ocasio-Cortez: GOP Doesnt Care About Brown, Black Or Poor Babies

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday attacked the GOP when she claimed it “doesn’t care about babies at all — especially brown, black or poor ones.” Alabama’s strict new abortion law in a series of tweets in which she accused “the GOP extremists trying to invoke ‘the unborn’ to jail people for abortion” of hypocrisy for not supporting her signature policy proposal, the Green New Deal. Green New Deal aims to make the U.S. carbon-neutral attempted to paint it as a ruse to prevent people from driving cars or flying by airplane. “If they were truthful about their motives, they’d be consistent in their principles,” she added. “They’re not.” If the GOP really did care about babies, it would co-sponsor the …

EvenTomi Lahren Is Against Alabama’s Abortion Law! – Perez Hilton

Tomi Lahren comes out as an unlikely critic of Alabama’s controversial abortion law. On Wednesday, Governor Kay Ivey signed into law a bill that could punish doctors — who perform abortions — with life in prison.The law only allows exceptions “to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” for ectopic pregnancy, and if the “unborn child has a lethal anomaly.” On Thursday, the Fox News star shocked the Internet when she said the near-total abortion ban could force “women into more dangerous methods,” and that it is “too restrictive.” The conservative pundit wrote on Twitter:

Texas officer shoots and kills woman after stun-gun struggle

Police Lt. Steve Dorris said Tuesday that the officer shot at Turner after she hit him in the groin with the Taser. Turner did not fire the stun gun but it shocked the officer when it struck him, Dorris said. The lieutenant said police have since learned from the medical examiner’s office in Harris County that Turner, who was 44 and black, was not pregnant. She was pronounced dead at the scene, he said. A spokeswoman with the medical examiner’s office declined to comment. The officer, who police have not identified by name, has been placed on paid administrative leave, Dorris said. The department is reviewing whether the shooting was in line with its policy on the use of deadly …

More than 800 cases of measles in US, with NY outbreak continuing to lead

(CNN)The number of measles cases in the United States is now at 839 for the year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly measles update. Some good news this week is that no new states reported cases, leaving the number unchanged at 23. The states that have reported measles cases this year are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee and Washington. But still troubling: Sixty-six of the 75 new cases were in New York, according to a source familiar with the measles situation in the United States. Of those, 41 were reported by New York City, and …

More than 800 cases of measles in US, with NY outbreak continuing to lead

(CNN)The number of measles cases in the United States is now at 839 for the year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly measles update. Some good news this week is that no new states reported cases, leaving the number unchanged at 23. The states that have reported measles cases this year are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee and Washington. But still troubling: Sixty-six of the 75 new cases were in New York, according to a source familiar with the measles situation in the United States. Of those, 41 were reported by New York City, and …