What is "Pro-Science?"
By: Gordy327 • Critical Thinkers • 223 Comments • 11 Likes • 29 seconds ago
““We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” ---Carl...”
There have been times where I have been labeled, either explicitly or implicitly, as "pro-science" and often meant more in a derogatory tone. That always strikes me as odd, when someone is labeled pro-science in a negative manner. This tells me that those who use the term pejoratively either do...
In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills
Via: Gordy327 • News & Politics • 59 Comments • 5 Likes • 4 months ago
At a time when conservative states are sharply limiting abortion access, California signaled a new frontier in abortion-rights on Friday with the passage of legislation that would require all public universities in the state to provide medication abortion on campus. The bill, which would use...
Sidestepping Texas Law, Austin Becomes First U.S. City To Fund Abortion Support Services
Via: Gordy327 • News & Politics • 20 Comments • 10 Likes • 5 months ago
As Texas continues to enact laws making it harder for women to obtain abortions — and impossible for towns and cities to provide funding for abortion care — a liberal stronghold city is sidestepping these restrictions to make the procedure more accessible. The city of Austin voted this week to...
Doctor acquitted in landmark Netherlands euthanasia case
Via: Gordy327 • News & Politics • 9 Comments • 3 Likes • 5 months ago
A nursing home doctor has been acquitted of the murder of an elderly woman with severe dementia following a closely watched euthanasia trial in the Netherlands. The court in The Hague concluded on Wednesday that the unidentified doctor, who has since retired, carried out euthanasia in...
Over 40 Prosecutors Refuse To Enforce New Anti-Abortion Laws
Via: Gordy327 • News & Politics • 13 Comments • 2 Likes • 8 months ago
Dozens of state and local prosecutors released a statement Friday vowing not to enforce extreme anti-abortion restrictions recently passed in their states. “As elected prosecutors with charging discretion, we choose not to prosecute individuals pursuant to these deeply concerning laws,” reads...
A wealthy televangelist explains his fleet of private jets: ‘It’s a biblical thing’
Via: Gordy327 • News & Politics • 88 Comments • 9 Likes • 8 months ago
“There's a sucker born every minute.”
In the waning days of 2015, renowned televangelist Kenneth Copeland laid out exactly why he needs a luxury private jet to do his job: you can’t “talk to God” while riding commercial. Criticized at the time for his use of extravagant planes, Copeland argued travel for his work would be difficult,...
Judge's order means Missouri clinic can keep doing abortions
Via: Gordy327 • News & Politics • 73 Comments • 6 Likes • 8 months ago
“"Don't like abortion? Then don't have one. Problem solved."”
A judge issued an order Friday ensuring Missouri's only abortion clinic can continue providing abortions, acting just hours before the St. Louis Planned Parenthood facility's license was set to expire. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services had said it would not renew the clinic's...
Online supplier of abortion pills defies FDA order to stop providing them in US
Via: Gordy327 • Religious and not News Chat • 46 Comments • 8 Likes • 8 months ago
As abortion becomes increasingly inaccessible in parts of this country, a Dutch physician is defying the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s order to quit providing abortion pills using the internet and the mail. The doctor, Rebecca Gomperts, has for years run Women on Web, a Netherlands-based...
Alabama Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in the State
Via: Gordy327 • Religious and not News Chat • 26 Comments • 2 Likes • 9 months ago
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, setting up a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade, the case that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to end a pregnancy. The legislation bans abortions at every stage of...