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  • She Got Pregnant at 18 and Did Something That Today, Few Teens Do

    04/09/2018 4:57:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 99 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 8, 2018 | Kelsey Harkness
    Kelly Clemente found out she was pregnant when she was 18. She had just finished her first semester of college, and up until then, described herself as your typical “all-American girl.”She got good grades, was a member of a sorority, and ran on the track team.When she saw that pregnancy test, “My life is over,” she thought.“I was like, it doesn’t even matter. Nothing matters anymore,” Kelly told The Daily Signal.Kelly, unlike most girls her age, was familiar with the implications of an unplanned pregnancy. In high school, she volunteered at HOPE in Northern Virginia, a nonprofit that creates gift...
  • Study Shows High Use Of Marijuana Among Pregnant Women

    01/01/2018 9:24:04 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 179 replies
    the maven` ^ | Ginny Reed
    California - A new study has found that smoking marijuana is increasing among pregnant women in California, which leads to health concerns about the unborn child. The study was published on Dec. 26 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, according to Fox News, and used the medical records of 279,000 women residing in California who were on Kaiser Permanente, a health care service. Women who agreed to participate were asked to answer a questionnaire when they were about eight weeks pregnant, and take a drug test to see if they tested positive for marijuana use. In the study,...
  • Thanking God for the Miracle That is You

    11/23/2017 11:01:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    My heart leapt this week when I placed my hands on your mommys belly for the first time and felt you move. Dear beloved grandchild, you are a squirmy one! My daughter giggled at my squeals of joy from feeling you softly dance inside her. Little does she know that one day very soon your movements will be powerful kicks instead of gentle flutters. Your mom and dad have decided to wait until your birth to discover if you are a boy or a girl. And they will rejoice in learning your identity, knowing that it is the Creator of...
  • Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

    11/18/2017 8:07:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | November, 18, 2017 | Nicholas Kristof
    As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach. This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K. and Al Franken underscore that liberals can be skunks as much as anyone else. Yet if one looks at blue and red state populations as a whole, its striking that conservatives champion family values even as red states have high rates of teenage births, divorce and prostitution. In contrast,...
  • DADDY CAN BE MUMMY Womb transplants could allow men to have babies tomorrow, claims expert

    11/04/2017 4:37:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    The Sun ^ | November 4, 2017 | Victoria Fletcher
    Richard Paulson, president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, said eight children had already been born to women after transplants. And he told a meeting in San Antonio, Texas: Theres plenty of room to put a uterus in there. Men and women have the same blood vessels. He said the next step would to be trials involving transgender women to help them become natural mothers. Such ops are not allowed in the UK. However, medical ethics lawyer Dr Amel Alghrani joined calls this year for the NHS to consider them. Last night critics said transgender women may want to...
  • Pentagon advocates requiring women to sign up for military draft

    10/24/2017 7:15:25 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Pentagon says the country should stick with mandatory registration for a military draft, and it advocates a requirement for women to sign up for the first time in the nations history. The recommendations are contained in a Defense Department report to Congress that serves as a starting point for a commission examining military, national and public service. Congress ordered the Pentagon report, and the office of the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness completed it in the early months of the Trump administration. Currently, only male citizens and residents age 18-25 are required to register, for a pace...
  • New Hawaii Law Forces Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Tell Women About Abortion

    07/16/2017 5:25:08 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 36 replies
    CBN ^ | Sunday, July 16, 2017 | CBN News
    Under a law signed on Wednesday, pro-life pregnancy centers in Hawaii will be forced to tell patients about free abortions provided by the state. And if they don't, they could face fines up to $1,000 dollars for a repeated offense. There are currently five pro-life centers in the state. "This clinic does not provide abortion services or abortion referrals. Only ultrasounds performed by qualified healthcare professionals and read by licensed clinicians should be considered medically accurate," reads the mandatory notification the centers will have to provide patients with. "Hawaii has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to...
  • Abortion Must Cease In America

    06/29/2017 3:08:42 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 14 replies
    June 29, 2017 | Patriot777
    The Word of God tells us within the Ten Commandments, "Thou shalt not kill". If this Nation, which professes in the Constitution and in the Pledge of Allegiance, "One Nation Under God", continues its genocide of the unborn (which at conception is a human life per Holy Scripture), I believe The Almighty will unleash upon the United States disaster enough to wipe out every infant slaughterhouse and every city in which they are located. President Trump has the ability to use an Executive Order banning all abortion, and build centers across the nation to take care of women from conception...
  • California vs. Pro-Life Pregnancy Clinics

    06/17/2017 9:01:49 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | June 16, 2017 | Sapna Rampersaud
    Three pro-life, faith-based nonprofit clinics in California are suing the states attorney general, Xavier Becerra, for infringing on their First Amendment rights. These clinics LivingWell Medical Clinic, Inc.; Pregnancy Care Center of the North Coast, Inc.; and Confidence Pregnancy Center, Inc. offer free unplanned-pregnancy-related services to hundreds of women each year. It would be against their deeply held beliefs to advocate abortion. But California law requires them to. Since 2015, the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act has required certain pregnancy clinics to notify their patients that the state offers free and low-cost abortions...
  • Women in 30s now having more babies than younger moms in US

    05/19/2017 7:54:57 AM PDT · by Morgana
    yahoo ^ | May 17, 2017 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) For the first time, women in their early 30s are having more babies than younger moms in the United States. Health experts say the shift is due to more women waiting longer to have children and the ongoing drop in the teen birth rate. For more than three decades, women in their late 20s had the highest birth rates, but that changed last year, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • No, the AHCA Doesn't Make Rape a Preexisting Condition

    05/07/2017 4:17:56 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    2017 Reason Foundation ^ | May. 5, 2017 11:45 am | Elizabeth Nolan Brown|
    Nothing in the new Republican health care bill specifically addresses sexual assault or domestic violence whatsoever. What it does say is that states can apply for waivers that will allow insurance companies, under certain limited circumstances, to charge higher premiums to people based on their personal medical historiesthat's it. (States that are granted the waivers must also set up special high-risk insurance pools to try and help defray costs for these people.) Under Obamacare, no such price variances based on preexisting conditions are permitted. Historically, conditions that could trigger higher premiums or coverage denials have been mostly chronic diseases and...
  • Oklahoma abortions: Women may need partners' permission

    02/14/2017 7:15:02 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14th February 2017 | BBC News
    A proposal which would force women to get permission from their sexual partner to allow them to have an abortion has passed the first hurdle in Oklahoma. The bill would mean women needed written consent from a man for a doctor to carry out a termination. The bill's author, state legislator Justin Humphrey, who has described pregnant women as "hosts", said it would give the father a "say-so". Critics say it degrades women. The fact Oklahoma lawmakers decided to move the measure toward a full vote by the legislature comes at a time the anti-abortion movement is growing bolder under...
  • This couple is crowdfunding their pregnancy

    01/09/2017 6:45:11 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    Copyright 2017 Ithaca Times ^ | Updated Jan 6, 2017 | By Nick Reynolds
    Once theyd dated a few years, Julia and Greg eventually got married in May 2013, fresh off a year of caring for Gregs mother in Pennsylvania. Immediately after, counting four years together, the two decided they would try to start a family. They tried for a few months, thinking eventually it would happen, but one day the pair got to the point where they were going to local doctors, trying to figure out what the problem was. Sometime last year, they decided to see what the next step looked like. This, the couple said, led them into seeking professional, medical...
  • A Worm in the Apple

    09/15/2012 4:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Apple is a great American success story and we can say of the late Steve Jobs: You did build that. But theres a problem with Apple in China. The Beijing governments forced abortion policy is worming its way into the factories of Apple, Inc. Twenty-four of these factories, it is reported, have helped the Communist governments brutal efforts to prevent so-called unauthorized births to Chinese mothers. Exiled human rights champion Chen Guangcheng is reporting on the collaboration of Apple in compulsory pregnancy testing of Apples Chinese employees. Chen told Bloomberg news agency that Apple should refuse to comply with such...
  • Student Changes Christian College's Policy After Getting Kicked Out for Being Pregnant

    09/17/2016 10:22:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    nbc.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Susan Donaldson James
    In 2015, when officials at Claflin University in South Carolina learned senior honors student Kamaria Downs was pregnant, they kicked her out of the dorms and told her to move off campus. "I was taken aback," the now 23-year-old elementary school teacher from Greenville told NBC News. "First, I wasn't even sure how they found out, and second, they were not offering me any type of housing." For Downs, who had pre-paid for her dorm room and meal plan, living at home more than two and a half hours away from her Orangeburg school wasn't an option. So she ended...
  • Sailor's surprise birth while deployed on USS Eisenhower was a rare event. But it wasn't a first.

    09/15/2016 4:55:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 15, 2016 | Brock Vergakis
    Word quickly spread around the world this week that a sailor gave birth aboard an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, and for good reason. Births aboard U.S. warships are rare. Births aboard a ship on a combat deployment are rarer still. But theyre not unheard of. The Navy does not keep statistics on the number of children born aboard its ships, but archived media reports show this is not the first time a sailor has had a baby at sea or aboard a ship in a combat zone. In one instance, a child died a day after being born...
  • Lifelike baby dolls designed to deter teenagers from having children actually RAISE pregnancy rates

    08/25/2016 12:43:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2016 | Ben Spencer
    Lifelike baby dolls designed to deter teenage girls from having children actually raise pregnancy rates, a major study suggests. The teenage pregnancy prevention programme, which is used in schools around the world, does not seem to work, according to the first proper trial to test it. Girls who took part were more, not less, likely to become pregnant compared to those who did not take part.
  • NYC Mayor Orders Bars to Serve Pregnant Women [semi-satire]

    05/18/2016 4:29:26 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio banned bars operating in the city from refusing to serve alcohol to pregnant women. This is despite virtually universal medical advice against the consumption of alcohol by expectant mothers. The Mayor said he is "cognizant of the damage that might be done to an unborn child if its mother imbibes, but the possibility of harm is not a sufficient reason for a business establishment to discriminate against these women. Under New York's laws a woman has an unconstrained right to kill her unborn child if she so chooses. The less extreme option of...
  • NYC Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women (Crazy Mayor's Human Rights Commission Counters "Discrimination")

    05/11/2016 7:52:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 9th May, 2016 | Annie Hayes
    New York Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women Policymakers in New York have released new guidance which compels bartenders to serve pregnant women alcohol if they ask for it. Published on Friday 6 May by mayor Bill de Blasio and human rights commissioner Carmelyn Malalis, the document aims to precisely state what actions constitute discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy. The purpose of the document is to ensure that pregnant women are not discriminated against by employers and are provided a safe environment to work in. The guidelines read: Judgments and stereotypes about how pregnant individuals should behave, their physical capabilities...
  • New mom asks Honda for new car after backseat birth (Excellent readers comments)

    05/06/2016 3:08:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 3, 2016
    A New York moms plea for a new car after unexpectedly giving birth to her daughter in the backseat of her Honda is going viral. Fox 29 reported that Beth Newell, an editor for Reductress, a feminist website, tweeted a photo of her newborn, Maeven, on Sunday with the message .@Honda, earlier today I gave birth to my daughter in the back of a Honda Fit. It is a mess. Can I have a free car?