POLITICS 07/27/2018 02:33 pm ET Reversing Roe would not make abortion illegal everywhere at once, but states — or even Congress — could ban or further restrict it. Lisa Belkin Brandishing a wire coat hanger, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon took the podium at a rally against the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court earlier this month. Kavanaugh is thought to satisfy Donald Trump’s pledge to appoint justices who will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. Nixon’s voice shook as she predicted that a newly conservative court would take the country back to a time when women — including her own mother — resorted to self-administered abortions with, yes, coat hangers, or to illegal and unlicensed practitioners to end their pregnancies. “We must never, ever, ever, go back to a time when any woman feels she has to make this kind of a choice,” she said, raising the hanger high. “And this is why we … [Read more...] about What Would The World Be Like Without Roe v. Wade?
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WELLNESS 07/18/2018 12:38 pm ET You've got options. Nicole Pajer On Assignment For HuffPost Packing can be a daunting process, and forgetting something is a typical occurrence with any trip. If you leave your toothbrush at home, you can ask the hotel concierge for a backup or pop over to a local market to pick one up. But what if you jet off to paradise leaving your birth control pills on your nightstand? Obviously, keeping consistent with your birth control is vital to its effectiveness and preventing unintended pregnancy. So, we talked to some experts to get their take on what to do if you accidentally vacation without your contraception. Here’s what you should know and your plan of action: Attempt To Get A Replacement ASAP “The biggest issue with missing one to two weeks of your birth control is the risk of an unintended pregnancy,” said Dr. Kathleen Borchardt, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Houston Methodist Obstetrics and Gynecology … [Read more...] about What To Do If You Forget Your Birth Control Pills On Vacation
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
Happy Friday! Ending a week in which I’ve been wondering if we all have been dropped into the first act of a supervillain movie since the news that the mysterious brain-injury-caused-by-sound has seemingly spread from Cuba into China. Here’s some other whodunits — health policy thrillers, right? — for this three-day weekend. Lawmakers were busy: Ahead of Memorial Day, the Senate sent a bill that would overhaul the VA health system and expand the Choice Program to President Donald Trump. While the legislation sailed through the chambers, critics say it’s too drastic a move toward privatized care, a hot-button topic that’s not going anywhere soon (especially with the Koch brothers’ billions behind it). On the other side of the building, the House approved a “right-to-try” bill (… coincidentally also backed by the Koch brothers … ), reviving the measure that had stuttered over the past few months. • The New York … [Read more...] about Best Reads Of The Week With Brianna Labuskes
CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Last fall, after watching the death toll from opioids climb unchecked for years, Dr. Rahul Gupta, the man in charge of combating one of the worst health crises in America, decided to do something no one had ever tried. He ordered his staff to do an in-depth analysis of every person in his state who had died of a drug overdose over the preceding year—all 887 of them. Since 2014, West Virginia has held the grim distinction of having the highest overdose death rate in the country, according to Centers for Disease Control figures. In 2016, West Virginia’s death rate, according to the most recent federal data, was 52 per 100,000 people—nearly three times the national average. The next highest state, neighboring Ohio, had 39 deaths per 100,000. What West Virginia lacked, though, were the hard numbers that might point officials to a way out of a disaster that showed no signs of abating. Story Continued Below “We wanted to know who each person … [Read more...] about The Immigrant Doctor Who’s Solving West Virginia’s Opioids Crisis