I Didn’t Kill My Baby
Via: sandy-2021492 • Op/Ed • 15 Comments • 3 Likes • one month ago
“When he was born, my husband at the time and I knew he couldn’t survive. That doesn’t make me a murderer.”
On Feb. 5, during the State of the Union address, President Trump implied that women like me executed our babies after birth. On Tuesday, he repeated that same lie on Twitter after the nonsensical Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Act failed to gain enough votes in the Senate to move forward. The...
How a 3 a.m. bar fight left a WV delegate blind
Via: sandy-2021492 • News & Politics • 9 Comments • 3 months ago
More than 12 years after Eric Porterfield lost his vision in a parking lot brawl, his legal battle against the bar where it happened continues. Porterfield, now a Republican member of the House of Delegates from Mercer County, started that night in 2006 at a strip club in Harvey,...
Woman who called Michelle Obama an 'ape' defrauded FEMA of $18K
Via: sandy-2021492 • News & Politics • 10 Comments • 3 months ago
The West Virginia woman who made national headlines in 2016 when she was placed on leave from a county development organization over a demeaning Facebook post about then-first lady Michelle Obama has now pleaded guilty to defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency out of thousands of...
Outlawing Late Abortion Seemed Like Such a Reasonable Idea Until I Needed One Myself
Via: sandy-2021492 • News & Politics • 19 Comments • 4 months ago
Before I found myself in this dire position, I never understood the need for third trimester abortion. In my naivety, I did not realize that extreme actions are inspired by extreme circumstances. Good people in hard times must do hard things. Government interference, like abortion bans, makes...
W.Va. mom says her daughter was bullied after they balked at Bible classes in public school
Via: sandy-2021492 • News & Politics • 208 Comments • 5 months ago • LOCKED
The chill set in not long after word got out that Elizabeth Deal’s little girl was not taking the Bible class at her West Virginia public grammar school. Her daughter, Jessica Roe, then a first-grader, felt it first. When her teacher and the pastor who ran that class realized they didn’t...
An Epidemic Is Killing Thousands Of Coal Miners. Regulators Could Have Stopped It.
Via: sandy-2021492 • News & Politics • 1 Comments • 5 months ago
A multiyear investigation by NPR and FRONTLINE found that Smith and Kelly are part of a tragic and recently discovered outbreak of the advanced stage of black lung disease, known as complicated black lung or progressive massive fibrosis. A federal monitoring program reported just 99 cases of...
Purdue’s secret OxyContin papers should be released, appeals court rules
Via: sandy-2021492 • News & Politics • 36 Comments • 5 months ago
A Kentucky appeals court on Friday upheld a judge’s ruling ordering the release of secret records about Purdue Pharma’s marketing of the powerful prescription opioid OxyContin, which has been blamed for helping to seed today’s opioid addiction epidemic.
Conservative Pastor: ‘God Is Burning Down California’ Because The Gays
Via: sandy-2021492 • Religion & Ethics • 22 Comments • 6 months ago
““God is burning down California” because the citizens of the state “legitimize the sin of homosexuality” according to controversial conservative...”
Swanson is a radical anti-LGBTQ radio host and conservative darling beloved by such GOP politicians as Ted Cruz. Commenting on the wildfires raging in California, Swanson, speaking on his “Generations” radio program, claimed that the wildfires are God’s punishment on the state for its years of...
Why Are Americans Still Uncomfortable with Atheism?
Via: sandy-2021492 • Religion & Ethics • 368 Comments • 7 months ago
American antipathy for atheism is as old as America. Although many colonists came to this country seeking to practice their own faith freely, they brought with them a notion of religious liberty that extended only to other religions—often only to other denominations of Christianity. From John...
Dr. Katherine Hoover, accused of fueling West Virginia's opioid crisis, still thinks she didn't do anything wrong
Via: sandy-2021492 • News & Politics • 3 Comments • 8 months ago
“She issued more than 335,000 opioid prescriptions — more than any other doctor in West Virginia. When the feds raided the clinic, she fled to the...”
From December 2002 to January 2010, more than 335,130 prescriptions for painkillers were issued under the name of Dr. Katherine Hoover at the West Virginia clinic where she worked — a rate of about 130 per day, assuming she worked seven days a week. Another doctor who worked with her in...