FOLLOWING the death of his estranged wife and author of The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes' mistress Assia Wevill tragically ended her own life and killed their four-year-old daughter Shura. Here's what we know about the tragedy. Who was Assia Wevill? Assia Wevill was born on May 15, 1927 to a Jewish father and German mother. Her family fled from Nazi Germany at the beginning of WW2 and emigrated to Palestine, where she met her first husband, Sergeant John Steele. Biographers Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev suggest her first marriage was essentially a loveless relationship. Nonetheless, in 1946, Wevill and her husband moved to London, before setting off to Canada. There, she attended the University of British Columbia and met her second husband, Richard Lipsey. While on a ship to London in 1956, she met 21-year-old poet David Wevill - with whom she began an affair. She later divorced Lipsey and married Wevill in 1960. What was her relationship with Ted Hughes? After moving to … [Read more...] about Who was Ted Hughes’ mistress Assia Wevill, how did she die and what happened to their daughter Shura?
What happens if abortion pill fails
By Elizabeth Castillo, CALmatters | CALmatters July 28, 2018 at 7:00 am Jessica Rosales recalls plunging into a downward spiral after discovering that her birth control had failed and she was pregnant. A financially unstable third-year student at UC Riverside, she immediately sought an abortion — something the campus student health clinic did not provide. Instead, she was referred to private medical facilities off campus. One wouldn’t accept her insurance; the other didn’t provide abortions. Her grades slipped, she said, and she frequently slept the days away to escape her circumstances. Eventually, she traveled 6 miles to a Planned Parenthood clinic that performed the procedure. Ten weeks had passed. “My situation could have been avoided if the student health center was there and provided medication abortion for students on campus,” Rosales said. A bill advancing in the Legislature would make California the first in the nation to require that … [Read more...] about California may soon be first state to require public universities to offer abortion pills
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Reader Center Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJosephine Sedgwick July 9, 2018 Voters in Ireland this spring struck down a 35-year-old constitutional ban on abortion, one of the strictest in Europe. In Poland, politicians are making a renewed push to restrict abortion. A bill to legalize abortion is narrowly advancing through Argentina’s Congress. And in the United States, the departure of Justice Anthony Kennedy and President Trump’s selection to succeed him is expected to redraw the well-established legal battle lines over abortion rights. Behind the roiling public debates are deeply personal experiences: an unintended pregnancy, rape, family influence, a medical crisis, feelings of loss Even in places We selected the 13 stories below from distant pockets of the globe. They reflect the spectrum of abortion laws and the important roles … [Read more...] about ‘I Couldn’t Tell Anyone’: Women Around the World Reveal Intimate Stories of Abortion
Jerome Check firmly believes that mifepristone, better known as the abortion pill, can extend and improve the lives of terminally ill lung cancer patients who have run out of treatment options. He has enough circumstantial evidence of this that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave him permission to formally test the drug in 40 advanced-stage patients. His clinical trial is the first step toward getting mifepristone approved as a palliative therapy. But Check has a problem. The 72-year old Melrose Park infertility specialist can’t get oncologists to send him patients. After 2½ years, he has enrolled only two of the 40 he needs. Both are doing very well on their daily mifepristone pill. Check’s problem doesn’t stem from skepticism about the potential benefits of the controversial drug, or his scientific credibility. The root of his trouble seems to be that he’s not an oncologist, and he has no “sponsor” – no deep-pocketed … [Read more...] about Can the abortion pill treat advanced lung cancer? This infertility expert wants to find out