And busting a myth about the use of fetal stem cells in the development of the COVID-19 vaccines

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On June 5, 2019, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the Trump administration, issued a statement that new acquisition of human fetal tissue from elective abortions was no longer allowed for use in research studies. Simultaneously, Health and Human Services (HHS) had announced new requirements for documentation and review by an “Ethics Advisory Board” of research grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts proposing the use of human tissue obtained from elective abortions. …

Mother's Day is second only to Valentine's Day in commercialization. And in induction of guilt.

This is an excellent article. Great analysis and food for thought.

Oklahoma surges to the lead in the red state’s most repressive anti-abortion laws race.

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Recently, Republican Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt signed three anti-abortion laws making abortion in Oklahoma not only not OK but nearly impossible to access.

HB 2441 is another misnomer “heartbeat” bill prohibiting abortion once a “fetal heartbeat” has been detected. It only makes exceptions for cases where the mother’s life is in danger. Any provider who performs an abortion after a “fetal heartbeat” is detected would be charged with homicide.

According to these legislators who are unencumbered by the thought process, a “fetal heartbeat” can be detected…


Thrifty Words 100 Challenge #13: Institutionalization

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Welcome Rogue Cop. Your institutionalization and reprogramming now begin. Your old identity is gone, along with your badge, gun, handcuffs, baton, authority, and manhood. You are our bitch now!

Unquestioning obedience to our total authority is expected. If not, harsh punishment will immediately ensue. I think you know what cruel punishment means.

You will be completely separated from the outside world. No visitors unless we say. You will be subjected to humiliating and degrading acts. Expect “will-breaking” punishment.

You won’t even have a name anymore, just a number. Welcome to the Jungle, Derek. …

The Biden administration increases access to mifepristone and moves toward reversing the Trump administration “gag” rule on federal abortion funding

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The weekly, Feminist News Digest of the Feminist Majority Foundation (to which I am a donor) recently reported two significant moves of the Biden administration toward restoring some of the reproductive rights stripped away during the Trump administration.

Mail delivery of the “abortion pill” (mifepristone, brand name Mifeprex)

On April 12, 2021, the Biden administration lifted the Trump administration-imposed ban on women receiving mifepristone pills required for medication-induced abortion through the mail. …

Anyone who purports that these restrictive new laws aren't meant to discriminate against minorities is simply denying the obvious reality.

And they are a "solution" without a problem. In 2020 the Georgia vote was counted three times. More than any other state. And there was no evidence of fraud. There was no evidence for voter fraud in any state in the 2020 election. But, because Trump said that there was, his voters accept that they was.

Voting is a basic right. These current efforts to restrict votes and deny people the right to vote in virtually all "red states" totally chaps my ass. Win elections by having good candidates with good ideas and policies, not by limiting who gets to vote!

James Knight

Old unreformed unf**kwithable professor with a rock & roll soul, still crazy after all these years and still running against the wind.

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