We have at least 700 maternal deaths per year. Many of them are preventable with quality care and, yes, abortion. That doesn't include the thousands of pregnancy-related diseases, complications and injuries women sustain and are affected by for life. There are also over 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system. With these statistics in mind, as well as the lengths desperate women have gone to in the past to save their lives through back-alley abortions before Roe vs.
As migrant children continue to die in our custody, be assaulted by their "caregivers" and never see their parents again, are you thinking about how this makes us monsters? What on earth are we going to do about this? There's absolutely nothing that can be done to make up for the harm already inflicted, but the children that are still in custody need to be reuinited with their families.
So many "10 year challenges" are making their ways around the Internet, and while some of them have been fun, such as the share your first Facebook photo and your latest one, many have been offensive, nasty and, in this case, depressing. Greenpeace released a 10-year challenge featuring photos of the environment from 10 years ago versus our environment today and we can't say we're all that shocked. Can you?
This Saturday, March 24, will be the day of the March for Our Lives event across the country. The mission is simple: the people demand that their lives become a priority over guns and that school shootings be stopped. It is outrageous when a politician can enact legislation against storing pets in plane storage one day after a terrible act yet still remain inactive on this issue after deaths every week.
If you're sent to prison, for any reason, you're usually still allowed visitors. It may be on certain dates during certain times, but you can still see your loved ones face to face, which is important since we are, after all, social mammals who need that kind of contact. Now some prisons are canceling all in-person visits, instead forcing inmates to see their loved ones via video chat.
Like 45, plenty of people are saying that "both sides" were violent at a Charlottesville Unite the Right rally this week and we all know that saying something like that is complete baloney. Can you imagine saying that both sides were in the wrong during the Halocaust? That's the kind of reasoning that Donald Trump would have you use, which really doesn't involve much reasoning and a lot of parroting.
Have you been taking action against Trump and company ever since January? Here are a few action items of note this week. Keep in mind that a phone call or better yet, an in-person visit is the most powerful, so use these online petitions as jumping off points. You can also write letters to your local paper about these issues or call your radio station
Pro-Choice people all across the country are hoping one thing right now: that Supreme Court justice Ginsberg miraculously stays alive for another 50 years.
Donald Trump has been president for less than an entire season and there have already been so many sweeping changes in both policies and the political climate of the country that one would be hard-pressed to pinpoint the worst disaster of his presidency as of yet. Given his propensity to tweet out his feelings as he sees fit and to anger world leaders, it’s likely that the worst is yet to come.
A young man and young woman in their mid-twenties were sentenced to a combined 35 years in jail after they decided to harass a black child at his birthday party. Not only did they drive around the party with a truck full of confederate flags, but they also yelled racial slurs at the child and issued death threats to the child and birthday party guests.