Trump is trying to expand an international abortion restriction called the "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance" policy. It will lead many women in developing countries to seek unsafe abortions, a leading cause of maternal deaths globally. cnn.com/2020/09/14/pol…
The fact that his presidency is causing mass deaths in the U.S. and around the world, and he is still calling himself "the most pro-life president in history," truly boggles the mind.
I spent some time in Kenya in 2015 documenting the devastating effects of our global anti-abortion policies on women there. I met a 16-y-o rape survivor with a heartbreaking story. Here's the piece if you'd like to understand exactly what this looks like: highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/ke…

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It amazes me that so many people still view birth control as equivalent to a pack of condoms. I mean, contraception on its own is worth covering in health insurance, but women are also prescribed birth control for so many medical reasons--ovarian cysts, endometriosis, acne...
This point has been made over and over. I just want to reiterate how antiquated the idea is that your employer can cherry pick what medicine you have to pay for out of pocket because of... "morals"
Also, the people who tend to have "moral" objections to birth control are the same people saying abortion is murder. One greatly reduces the need for the other. Use logic.
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My grandmother is just a legend. I should probably write a whole book about her.
Alright, here's the story @ryanjreilly: Granny lived right on the coast when Katrina hit. We begged her to evacuate, but she'd lived through so many hurricanes that she refused to take this one seriously. She didn't tell us where she went. Then Katrina happened...
Her house was destroyed, as were many houses around hers. We didn't hear from her for about a week and couldn't locate her. We basically assumed she died and started lighting candles for her and crying. Then one day, out of the blue
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The website for the federal stockpile literally says it’s for states to use when they need it
Oh my god... it took the government less than 24 hours to change the copy on its website about stockpiles to make it look like Kushner was right. Unbelievable.
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