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The hidden legal abortion provider: USPS

Jarod Facundo – American Prospect: “Given the situation after the Dobbs ruling, where women in as many as 22 states already have or will soon have no access to abortion where they live, this means that the largest abortion provider in America, in effect, is the United States Postal Service, which can deliver abortion medications throughout the country. States are trying to limit or even criminalize this option, and how it transpires will be critical for abortion access…”

5 ways to protect your personal data in a post-Roe world

Fast Company: “The world changed for many people on Friday, June 24 when the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade. Although the opinion had been leaked two months prior, the ruling was a gut punch nonetheless for millions of women—and none moreso than the hundreds of thousands who were already considering an abortion. With the… Continue Reading

HHS – Know Your Rights: Reproductive Health Care

This is a new website via Health and Human Services – ReproductiveRights.gov: “Reproductive health care, including access to birth control and safe and legal abortion care, is an essential part of your health and well-being. While Roe v. Wade was overturned, abortion remains legal in many states, and other reproductive health care services remain protected… Continue Reading

Successful 10-second one-legged stance performance predicts survival in middle-aged and older individuals

Araujo CG, de Souza e Silva CG, Laukkanen JA, et al. Successful 10-second one-legged stance performance predicts survival in middle-aged and older individuals. [Free fulltext including data] British Journal of Sports Medicine Published Online First: 21 June 2022. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2021-105360 Objectives Balance quickly diminishes after the mid-50s increasing the risk for falls and other adverse… Continue Reading

Lawmakers v. The Scientific Realities of Human Reproduction

New England Journal of Medicine: “The just-announced U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization represents a stunning reversal of precedent that inserts government into the personal lives and health care of Americans. Yet it was not unexpected. In the long, painful prelude to the decision, many states have severely limited access… Continue Reading

The case against the Supreme Court of the United States

Vox Commentary – “The Court was the midwife of Jim Crow, the right hand of union busters, the dead hand of the Confederacy, and now is one of the chief architects of America’s democratic decline. By Ian Millhiser: Alito’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization may literally be the worst-kept secret in the… Continue Reading

Gallup’s Global Emotions Report 2022

“Gallup’s annual Global Emotions Report measures people’s positive and negative experiences worldwide, giving leaders insights into the emotional health of their societies, which traditional economic indicators don’t capture. In 2021, people worldwide felt more worried, stressed and sad than at any time in the past 16 years. They also had fewer positive experiences than they… Continue Reading

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs – we need to protect reproductive health data

Sara Jacobs: “On June 24, 2022 “the Supreme Court of the United States released their decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, finding there is no constitutional right to an abortion and effectively overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision from 1973. “This decision is outrageous and has dangerous and far-reaching implications for Americans’ right to privacy… Continue Reading

Abortion donation link fairy

@helmsinki Replying to @SCOTUSblog – The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, Eliminating the Constitutional Right to an Abortion: “I have created a document with info about abortion funds specific to each state: https://bit.ly/AbortionFundsTwitter. I encourage y’all to share this information and follow/donate to the orgs I have cited! There’s also a website version: https://donateabortions.com.… Continue Reading

With Roe overturned, updated ABA Legal Fact Check explores doctrine of legal precedent

“With the decision today by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the landmark abortion decision of Roe v. Wade, the posted ABA Legal Fact Check has been revised to reflect the developments to assist reporters and the public to better understand the legal principle of stare decisis, or legal precedent, and how it came to be.… Continue Reading

Who will be most impacted by rising temperatures in California?

New online mapping tool helps the state prepare for extreme heat: “Last summer was the hottest in California’s history. And as this summer kicks off, we’re bracing for more record-breaking temperatures. Heat is the deadliest effect of climate change in California. While it affects everyone, it disproportionately impacts low-income residents and communities of color.  “Heat… Continue Reading

What the data says about abortion in the U.S.

“Pew Research Center has conducted many surveys about abortion over the years, providing a lens into Americans’ views on whether the procedure should be legal, among a host of other questions. In our most recent survey, 61% of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal all or most of the time, while 37% say it should… Continue Reading