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Day 36

#RajyaSabha starts
Papers being tabled right now

Amit Shah can be seen
As per reports he is set to make a statement on situation in #JammuAndKashmir

Chair makes an announcement
Surendra Singh Nagar, Sanjay Seth, Bhubaneshwar Kalita resigned

Chair accepted their resignation as he found those voluntary and they were not willing to reconsider

Chair then reads out hours allotted for discussion of pending Bills

Chair then announces that #Parliament Building has completed 92 years, calls it temple of #democracy

Appeals to PM to expand and modernize #Parliament House in run up to India's celebration of 75th year in 2022
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Let's talk about #Lupron.
Lupron is the most commonly prescribed "puberty blocker" given to gender non-conforming children.

It's also given to convicted pedophiles to chemically castrate them.
Lupron injection was first approved by the FDA for treatment of advanced prostate cancer in 1985.

However, it proved to be ineffective for treating end stage prostate cancer until it was later used in combination with other pharmaceuticals.
In spite of this, Lupron is a top-earning drug for its manfacturers, formerly developed by Takeda-Abbott Pharmaceuticals.

Why should a relatively ineffective drug for end-stage prostate cancer be so profitable?

The majority of profits come from off-label uses.
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New York is considering legalizing paid commerical surrogacy.
"Compassionate surrogacy" is already legal; men are seeking to create a new law allowing commercial use of women's bodies; the bill refers to women as "gestational carriers".
Surrogacy: Erasing the Mother

"The main conceptual problem in surrogacy — the production and sale of a child — reduces both women and children to commodities in commerce: things."
"Often, several eggs are implanted to ensure that one of them will produce; but if that results in multiple embryos, the birth mother may be forced to have an abortion for fetal reduction."
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