The Daily Populous

Wednesday November 21st, 2018 evening edition

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The bill, HB 565, was introduced in March and is currently awaiting consideration in the health committee.

From fertilization to birth, the “unborn human” would be included under the definition of person in the criminal code.

There are no exceptions for rape, incest, or danger to the life of the pregnant person.

Many pregnant people are already living under a climate of criminalization if anything goes wrong with their pregnancy.

“Across the USA, the heavy-handed policing of pregnant women’s behavior is shattering patient trust in health services with devastating consequences.

Under the Ohio bill, a pregnant person or abortion provider could be subject to criminal charges, including the charge of murder.

In 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) signed a 20-week abortion ban into law, but vetoed the heartbeat bill. »

Judge strikes down Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks

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(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks, ruling that it “unequivocally” violates women’s constitutional rights.

Under U.S. Supreme Court precedent, states may not ban abortions before a fetus is viable, and the medical consensus is that viability typically begins between 23 and 24 weeks, Reeves wrote on Tuesday.

The Republican-controlled Ohio House of Representatives last week approved a measure that would ban abortions at six weeks, while Iowa’s law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected is tied up in a court battle. »

People who experience traumatic events as children are more empathetic as adults

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People who experience traumatic events as children are more empathetic as adults.

The study, published in PLOS One, indicates that people who experience traumatic events as children are better at responding to the emotional states of others as adults.

In both surveys, adults who reported experiencing a traumatic event in childhood tended to have higher levels of empathy. »

Jamal Khashoggi was barred from writing in Saudi Arabia after he criticized Trump, then left his native country

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But Saudi Arabia's government actually barred him from appearing in media there after he criticized President Donald Trump in late 2016, according to the US State Department.

Khashoggi had criticized Trump's stance and rhetoric on the Middle East in an appearance at a Washington, DC, think tank.

"The expectation that 'Trump as president' will be starkly different from 'Trump as candidate' is a false hope at best," Khashoggi said at the time. »

“He Doesn’t Believe in It”: Mark Zuckerberg Has Never Cared About Your Privacy, and He’s Not Going to Change

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I remember sitting in my cubicle in the newsroom, clicking around while I took notes about the privacy settings.

But anyone I’ve spoken to who knows Zuckerberg says it’s beyond unlikely that he’s going anywhere.

As for the board, from a numbers standpoint, Zuckerberg (and the board) likely don’t believe there should be a change at the company. »