You specifically use the word “terrorism.” Is this kind of harassment terrorism in a legal sense?Cohen: There’s no one legal definition of terrorism, but for the most part when people use the term as a legal or political or academic matter, they’re talking about people who resort to violence or a threat of violence in order to achieve political goals that they can’t achieve through other, normal political means. And we think that’s very appropriate for most of what we’re talking about here, because as much as the anti-abortion movement has been successful in restricting abortion and making it inaccessible for a lot of people, the extremists – the terrorists – want complete abolition of abortion, and they have not been successful at that. Roe v. Wade has been on the books for 42 years now, and they have been unsuccessful in their many attempts to make abortion illegal. So they’re saying, “What can we do to end abortion? … [Read more...] about How Abortion Providers Are ‘Living in the Crosshairs’
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Last year, Rutgers University researchers published the first-ever state-by-state audit of “informed consent” materials in all 23 states that require health care providers to refer patients to state-created booklets, with a focus on statements about fetal development. The project’s team of investigators – experts in embryological and fetal development recruited through the American Association of Anatomists – concluded that 31 percent of the information included in the materials was medically inaccurate, with the highest percentage of inaccurate information devoted to the first trimester of pregnancy, when the vast majority of women have an abortion. … [Read more...] about How Politicians Force Doctors to Lie to Women
It’s been 21 years since a girl from small-town Louisiana became the biggest pop star of her moment. Teenagers all across the world sang along to her debut album then, and people of all ages are still singing along now to the addictive chorus of its title song and the giddy, love-struck lyrics of “(You Drive Me) Crazy.” Under all the “oh bay-by bay-by’s,” though, there lies a forgotten love ballad: “E-Mail My Heart.” … [Read more...] about Did Britney Spears See the Future With ‘E-Mail My Heart’?
In stark contrast, before the arrest and Trump’s press conference, former president Barack Obama shared some thoughts on Floyd’s killing, writing, “This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America. It can’t be ‘normal.’” Obama’s statement on Facebook also included the heartwrenching viral video from 12-year-old gospel artist Keedron Bryant. Below is the former president’s statement in full: … [Read more...] about Trump Gives Press Conference, Says Nothing About Killing of George Floyd
“Dude I gotta tell you the George Floyd incident in Minnesota hurt. I cried when I saw that video. It broke me down. The ‘knee on the neck’ is a metaphor for how the system so cavalierly holds black folks down, ignoring the cries for help. People don’t care. Truly tragic.” … [Read more...] about Trump Expresses Condolences to Family of George Floyd: ‘I Understand the Hurt. I Understand the Pain’