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In these last weeks, we have seen the wheels set in motion to overturn the landmark 1973 judgement Roe vs Wade with the US President, Donald Trump, nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. While this nomination has been hampered by pending sexual assault charges, the fear is very real that it is just a matter of time. Abortion access in the U.S. has become increasingly limited: fewer clinics sometimes just one clinic in states like Mississippi; services available only a few days a week; unnecessary tests including making the girl or the woman see the ultrasound - an attempt to personify the fetus and hence dissuade abortion; parental consent if it involves a minor and a 24-hour waiting period after signing the consent form; and in some cases, even the need to obtain a court order. While attempts to overturn Roe vs Wade will have devastating effects on American women, women all across the world will feel the aftermath. Not only will this affect America's global policy across … [Read more...] about The fight for abortion rights will never end-PART 1
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Chelsea Conaboy August 31, 2018 As a confirmation fight over another Supreme Court seat looms, the abortion debate in the United States sounds much the same as it always has. In the 45 years since Roe v. Wade affirmed a constitutional right to abortion access, groups on both sides of the heated debate deploy many of the same slogans that appeared on protest signs in 1973. In the interim, though, scientists have made leaps in understanding human development in its earliest stages. Reproductive technologies that raise some of the same issues as abortion — does life begin at conception? — have become common while generating a fraction of the public controversy. The nature of abortion itself has shifted, from a surgical procedure to one that at least in early pregnancy can be induced with a series of pills. And researchers have systematically answered questions … [Read more...] about The abortion debate doesn’t change, but the science of abortion does
Nursing staff are being forced to choose between finishing paperwork and treating patients, as the chronic staff shortages in the NHS continue to hamper the care staff can give, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned. In a major report on nurse morale the RCN says the profession is “on the brink”, with the 43,000 vacant full-time nursing posts across the UK hampering their ability to do the job to the best of their ability. The shortage is a major source of public concern as well, with a YouGov poll of the public revealing 74 per cent of people think there are not enough nurses to run the health service safely – and addressing this was their top priority for the NHS. “We warned this would happen, but were called scaremongers,” chief executive Janet Davies is expected to say of the damage caused by Conservative government pay restraint policies. Read more Patients’ ‘lives at risk’ because of lack of specialist cancer nurses … [Read more...] about Nurses made to ‘choose between paperwork and patient care’ because of staff shortages, RCN warns
Significant numbers of people are worrying themselves unnecessarily about “mythical” causes of cancer such as power lines, artificial sweeteners and drinking from plastic bottles, a study has found. The biggest misplaced fear was stress which – fortunately – does not cause cancer but was identified as a factor by 40 per cent of people, closely followed by food additives and electromagnetism. Researchers said it was concerning that real risk factors, such as sun burn, drinking alcohol and eating red meat, were still not known about. Read more Drinking alcohol can cause cancer by damaging DNA, finds study Sleeping with your mobile phone could cause cancer and infertility Nearly 90% of women at risk of breast cancer shun preventative drugs The easy access to misinformation online and through social media was one of the factors which the team from University College London (UCL) and the University of Leeds said was driving unfounded fears. For a study, published … [Read more...] about Stress, additives and electromagnetism top list of ‘mythical’ cancer causes, study finds