The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 8th, 2021 morning edition

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) angered quite a few doctors and pundits on Tuesday, after misleadingly claiming that his state's extreme new abortion ban still allows rape or incest victims "at least six weeks" to get an abortion.

He went on to make clear that Texas will work "tirelessly" to make sure "we eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas.".

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX): "It doesn't require that at all, because obviously it provides at least 6 weeks for a person to be able to get an abortion."

I'm sorry to be this cynical, but #SB8 doesn't exactly disincentivize rape in any way — EricaGrieder (@EricaGrieder) September 7, 2021.

It's what Greg Abbott does right after he lies through his teeth in this response.

Because of the way pregnancies are dated, there absolutely is not 6 weeks to get an abortion after rape.

Abbott also on Tuesday signed into law the contentious, state GOP-backed elections overhaul, which will introduce a whole slew of voting restrictions in Texas. »

The Other Afghan Women

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They were members of the Taliban, who were waging an offensive to wrest the countryside back from the Afghan National Army.

The pounding of artillery filled the air, announcing the start of a Taliban assault on an Afghan Army outpost.

Unlike in relatively liberal Kabul, visiting women in these hinterlands is not easy: even without Taliban rule, women traditionally do not speak to unrelated men. »

Gov. Abbott said Texas will 'eliminate all rapists from the streets' so women don't have to worry about the new antiabortion law having no exception for rape

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Gov. Abbott said Texas would work to rid the state of rapists while talking about its abortion law.

To achieve this, the governor pledged to "eliminate all rapists" in Texas, the local NBC affiliate KXAN reported.

"Let's make something very clear: Rape is a crime," Abbott said while signing a major GOP election-reform bill. »

A ‘rewilding revolution’: How 9 million trees reforested England

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It now covers 200 square miles across three counties, linking the two ancient woodlands of Charnwood and Needwood.

Old coal mines and quarries have been repurposed as parks and nature reserves - and 5,000 jobs have been created.

Having grown up in a Midlands mining town and then leaving just as the National Forest was starting to take shape, this story means a lot to me. »