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'I Effectively Have Become an Instrument of State Abuse of Power': Abortion in Missouri Now
In Missouri, where the state’s last remaining abortion clinic is in a legal battle to keep its doors open, Republicans have imposed another invasive and unnecessary requirement for anyone obtaining an abortion: now, patients must undergo a pelvic exam at least 72 hours prior to the procedure.
A pelvic exam “includes putting your fingers and other instruments in the vagina, when really that gives no medical information,” Dr. Colleen McNicholas of the St. Louis Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services, Missouri’s last abortion clinic, told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “It doesn’t do anything to help the patient, or myself, choose what is the best approach for their abortion care.”
Strict US Anti-Abortion Laws Forced a Woman to Give Birth to a Baby Without a Skull
Men and Abortion
Emboldened by the placement of two Conservative justices on the Supreme Court, state legislatures have begun racing to become the test case for overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade case. Alabama has passed perhaps the most extreme of these laws, effectively banning all abortions without exception. Georgia’s law appears to cover miscarriages as well as abortions. Quite a few other states have passed or are working on legislation that appear to be on-their-face violations of the Roe v. Wade decision.
I’ve noticed that, on my social media stream, so many men are as silent as they were during the peak of #MeToo. It’s understandable that men would want to step aside and let women do most of the talking, and we should. However, we shouldn’t be completely silent.
So what should we say?
The Good Men Project
Recent abortion bans will impact poor people and people of color most
Why So Many Women Choose Abortion Over Adoption
A 7-year-old was tortured to death for not learning Bible verses
Three people have been charged in connection to the death of a 7-year-old in Wisconsin who was beaten and buried in the snow.
Ethan Hauschultz, 7, died last April after being severely beaten as part of a punishment for not learning Bible verses.
Colo. Teen Gets Life Sentence for Sexually Assaulting and Then Killing His 10-Year-Old Stepsister
A Colorado teen who molested his 10-year-old stepsister before bludgeoning her to death in 2017 acknowledged his guilt in court recently, and learned a life sentence will be imposed during his sentencing hearing next month.
Aidan Zellmer, 16, pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of Kiaya Campbell on June 7, 2017, in the city of Thornton, Colorado, PEOPLE confirms.
Man gets 60 years for impregnating 11-year-old in Texas
13-year-old arrested after telling Siri he was 'going to shoot up a school'
A Mom Allegedly Poured Water On Her Sleeping Baby's Face For Keeping Her Up At Night And Posted It On Facebook
Authorities in South Carolina have charged a woman with cruelty to children after she allegedly recorded herself pouring water on her sleeping baby’s face and then posted it on Facebook, calling it “payback” for keeping her up at night.
On Saturday night, Caitlin Alyse Hardy filmed herself tipping a water bottle onto her sleeping 9-month-old daughter’s nose and mouth twice, causing her to wake up while coughing and sputtering, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The 33-year-old then allegedly posted the video to her Facebook page with the caption, “Payback for waking me up all kinda times of da night...” with three laughing emojis.
Woman Allegedly Beat Boyfriend’s Toddler Son to Death, Was ‘Frustrated’ She Had to Watch Him
A Michigan woman is accused of beating her boyfriend’s 1-year-old son to death.
Amber Lynn Reeves, 24, has been charged with one count of manslaughter and a count of second-degree child abuse in the death of Logan Tracy, PEOPLE confirms from online court records.
According to multiple news outlets, Reeves was dating the father of Logan Tracy. When the father left her alone with the toddler on Oct. 9 in her Jackson home, she allegedly flew into a rage and beat the boy, according to prosecutors. He died two days later.
Police: Woman accused of killing son searched ways to do it
A 19-year-old woman accused of drowning her month-old son in a bathtub did more than 100 online searches for ways to kill an infant, police in a Phoenix suburb said Thursday.
Before 3-Year-Old's Death, Nev. Boy's Mom Allegedly Watched Boyfriend Douse Him with Hot Water
As his mother watched, a 3-year-old Nevada boy was allegedly doused with water heated on the stove by the woman’s boyfriend because the child was “acting disrespectful” and “wouldn’t listen,” according to an arrest report in the boy’s death investigation.
The boy, Daniel Theroit, was dead the next morning, Las Vegas Metro Police say in the arrest report for his 20-year-old mom, Cassie Smith, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH URGED PLAYER TO 'COMMIT SUICIDE,' WATCHED STUDENT URINATE, COMPLAINTS ALLEGE
Hundreds Arrested in Multiday Protests of Supreme Court Nominee
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing in the Senate this week was frequently disrupted as protesters were removed from the hearing room by police, with more than 200 people arrested.
Protesters are removed during the fourth day of Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 7, 2018.
In an unusually intense episode of civil disobedience on Capitol Hill, the four-day Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was targeted for “creative resistance” by liberal activist groups, said Linda Sarsour, Women's March board member.
“This is a travesty of justice! Adjourn the hearing!” Sarsour, 38, yelled on Tuesday morning as she was the first to be taken out of the hearing room by police officers.
Obama calls on California to rise up against ‘anger and division’ of Trump and GOP
NUNS ARRESTED AFTER YEARS OF ALLEGED PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE AT ORPHANAGE
Eleven nuns were among the 12 people who were arrested and charged on Thursday for years of alleged physical and sexual abuse against children at a Catholic orphanage in Scotland.
“Twelve people, 11 women and one man, ages ranging from 62 to 85 years, have been arrested and charged in connection with the non-recent abuse of children. All are subject of reports to (the) Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal. A further four individuals will be reported today. Inquiries are continuing, it would be inappropriate to comment further,” a spokesperson from Police Scotland, the national police force of Scotland, said, according to The Guardian
Toddler Dies Just Before Her 2nd Birthday from 'Unbelievable' Injuries as Mom Is Arrested
When toddler Paisley Hudson arrived with her mother at the hospital in Anderson, Indiana, on Saturday morning, the little girl was unresponsive but it was unclear exactly what had happened to her.
Hours later, Paisley died. At 23 months old, she was just shy of her second birthday.
It wasn’t until after her autopsy that doctors learned Paisley had suffered a fractured skull, internal bleeding and bruises almost beyond counting — all signs of severe physical abuse.
Pennsylvania Pediatrician Charged With Sexually Abusing More Than 2 Dozen Children
Charges have been filed against a Pennsylvania pediatrician who in January was arrested for molesting more than two dozen children, in many cases while their parents were in the exam room.
Johnnie Wilson Barto was charged on Monday with sexually abusing 29 children over the course of more than 20 years, Buzzfeed reports. The 69 counts include charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, multiple counts of aggravated indecent assault, and multiple counts of indecent assault and endangering the welfare of children.
Woman Sexually Assaulted in Bathroom During Foo Fighters Wrigley Field Show
Family Allegedly Forced Woman with Autism to Live in Cage and Eat Her Mom's Ashes: Prosecutors
Utah Dad Allegedly Stabbed Infant Son to Death on Homemade Altar, Then Stashed Body in Closet
Australian Bishop Convicted of Sex Abuse Cover-Up Resigns
Texas Mother Is Accused of Selling Her Young Son and Trying to Sell Two Infant Daughters
Authorities are accusing a Texas mother of selling her 7-year-old son and trying to sell her two young daughters.
Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday that 29-year-old Esmeralda Garza of Corpus Christi was arrested Friday. She remained in the Nueces County jail on Wednesday on a charge of sale or purchase of a child. Bond was set at $100,000. Jail records did not list an attorney for her.
Sheriff: Man kidnaps daughter, then kills daughter and self
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's Infant Daughter Was Taken by Family Friend After Ex Jen Harley's Arrest
A family friend stepped in to take care of Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and his ex Jen Harley’s 12-week-old daughter after the couple got into a heated argument Sunday night.
A spokesperson for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirms to PEOPLE that Harley, 31, was arrested for domestic battery after an incident in which she briefly dragged the Jersey Shore star with her car while their infant daughter was in the backseat.
According to the spokesperson, “the child was picked up by a family friend before officers arrived on the scene.”
BABY MAMA TOLD COPS HE HIT HER
Parents torture & kill 10-year-old after he says he ‘likes boys’
Investigators said that a 10-year-old child who died recently after years of physical abuse may have come out as gay just before he was killed.
Last Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call at Anthony Avalos’s home and were told by his mother Heather Barron that the child had “suffered injuries from a fall.”
He had severe head injuries and cigarette burns on his body, and his mother and her boyfriend Kareem Leiva had been reported numerous times for child abuse.
Man caught on video beating gay couple says he’s innocent because his dad is gay