Friday, October 18, 2019

MixedTimes - Dr. Susan Berry

Maine GOP Mayor Bucks State’s Abandonment of Columbus Day

Maine GOP Mayor Bucks State’s Abandonment of Columbus Day

The Republican mayor of Waterville, Maine, issued a proclamation declaring October 14 “Columbus Day” in his city as he bucked a new state law that renamed the holiday “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Federal Judge Blocks Georgia ‘Heartbeat’ Law

Federal Judge Blocks Georgia ‘Heartbeat’ Law

A federal judge temporarily blocked Georgia’s abortion law that bans the procedure once a fetal heartbeat can be detected at about six or seven weeks of pregnancy.

GOP Senators Condemn Facebook Censorship of Pro-Life Organization

GOP Senators Condemn Facebook Censorship of Pro-Life Organization

Four Republican U.S. senators have sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg condemning the social media platform’s decision to censor a pro-life organization’s videos based on the views of two abortionists as “fact-checkers.

House Republicans to Hold Hearing on Born-Alive Act

House Republicans to Hold Hearing on Born-Alive Act

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (LA) and his colleagues announceda hearing on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, legislation that would protect babies born alive after abortion from infanticide.

Labor Unions Strike Back Against Janus Ruling in States

Labor Unions Strike Back Against Janus Ruling in States

Leaders of public sector labor unions are determined to use state legislatures to undermine the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which declared mandatory public union dues unconstitutional.

Study: There Is No Single ‘Gay Gene'

Study: There Is No Single ‘Gay Gene'

A new study has concluded that while no single "gay gene" exists, same-sex sexual behavior is likely influenced by the interaction of many genetic and environmental factors.

College Board Drops Student ‘Adversity Score’ on SAT

College Board Drops Student ‘Adversity Score’ on SAT

The College Board announced it would be dropping its controversial “adversity score” on the SAT college entrance exam that informed schools of the socio-economic background of students taking the test.

Federal Judge Blocks Missouri Abortion Law

Federal Judge Blocks Missouri Abortion Law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Missouri’s comprehensive abortion law that bans most abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy, less than 24 hours before the law was set to go into effect.

Art Gallery Features ‘Normalizing Abortion’ Exhibit

Art Gallery Features ‘Normalizing Abortion’ Exhibit

A Dover, New Hampshire art gallery will feature an exhibit titled “Normalizing Abortion: Self-Portraits and Stories,” the aim of which is to showcase the abortion experiences of local women.

Poll: 60% of Americans Favor Free Public Four-Year College

Poll: 60% of Americans Favor Free Public Four-Year College

A new pollpublished at school reform journal Education Nextstates a free ride at a public four-year college is a popular concept in the country, with 60 percent of Americans supporting the idea.

Poll: Democrats Divided on School Choice Along Racial, Ethnic Lines

Poll: Democrats Divided on School Choice Along Racial, Ethnic Lines

Apollreleased by Education Nextfinds those who identify as Democrats are divided on the issue of school choice along racial and ethnic lines, with black and Hispanic Democrats more supportive of charter schools and school vouchers than whites in the party.

Planned Parenthood: Abortion ‘No Matter What’

Planned Parenthood: Abortion ‘No Matter What’

Planned Parenthood is living up to its slogan as it attempts to portray itself a victim of the Trump administration’s rule asserting that abortion is not family planning.

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