Netflix Warns It May Rethink Entire Georgia Investment Over Abortion Law

Netflix has vowed to fight Georgia’s new “heartbeat” abortion law in court alongside the American Civil Liberties Union and, if need be, reconsider the company’s whole investment in the state. statement to Variety published Tuesday, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos sounded the alarm on the law banning abortion once cardiac activity is detected in an embryo ― which bill sponsors “We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Sarandos said. “It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court. Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there, while also supporting partners and artists who choose …

Tamron Hall Announces Birth Of Baby Boy Moses

Tamron Hall has announced the birth of her baby boy, Moses.  publicly announcing her pregnancy. The new mom said the picture was taken by husband and dad Steven Greener.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) on Apr 25, 2019 at 6:16am PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) on Mar 4, 2019 at 9:06am PST Hall continued, “So, it’s clear a daytime talk show isn’t the only thing I’ve been trying to produce! There have been many tears, but today I embrace the smiles. My husband Steven and I are beyond excited!” “ In early 2017, Hall and NBC would be joining the morning lineup later that year. Then NBC …

This Is The Troubling Reality Of Trump’s Policy On Birth Control, & Why I’m Pushing Back

Shutterstock Trump’s Title X Policy Will Affect Teens & Birth Control & Here’s Why I’m Pushing Back By Eleanor Genevieve Grano 5 hours ago Getting birth control can be a difficult process for many teens in the United States. I know, because they tell me so. As the community outreach and youth engagement coordinator for Jane’s Due Process, I hear every day from young people who cannot involve a parent or a legal guardian in decisions about their health care. The majority of teens who contact me on the Jane’s Due Process text hotline (866-999-5263) and express their need for confidential birth control share with me not only that they don’t want to get pregnant, but that their parents are …

Fem tech startup Inne takes the wraps off a hormone tracker and $8.8M in funding

Berlin-based fem tech startup Inne is coming out of stealth to announce an €8 million (~$8.8M) Series A and give the first glimpse of a hormone-tracking subscription product for fertility-tracking and natural contraception that’s slated for launch in Q1 next year. The Series A is led by led by Blossom Capital, with early Inne backer Monkfish Equity also participating, along with a number of angel investors — including Taavet Hinrikus, co-founder of TransferWise; Tom Stafford, managing partner at DST; and Trivago co-founder Rolf Schromgens. Women’s health apps have been having a tech-fuelled moment in recent years, with the rise of a fem tech category. There are now all sorts of apps for tracking periods and the menstrual cycle, such as …

In Latin America, the business of trolling threatens Twitters disruptive power

Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo This American Life did a special on politics in Afghanistan. They noted that in order to be a politician in Afghanistan, one needs to command a personal armed militia. That’s how politics is practiced in a fragmented country with a long history of violence, and without a stable, credible centralized authority. In the quaint and relatively peaceful Andean nation of Ecuador, snuggled between Colombia and Peru, a similar phenomenon takes place: politicians don’t require armed guards, but they do require their digital equivalent: Twitter troll centers, or businesses that sell online harassment as a service. Indeed, much of the country’s public debate, or lack thereof, is now defined by the anonymous accounts that threaten, cajole and, ultimately, aim …

Areas Surrounding The Notre Dame Are Now Saturated With Unsafe Levels Of Lead

The areas closest to the recently burned Notre Dame are closed due to unsafe levels of lead contamination reaching between 32 and 65 times the limit recommended by French health authorities of 0.3 grams per kilogram, reports the Associated Press. France banned the use of lead in paints in 1948 but the 12th-century cathedral’s roof and infrastructure largely consisted of the toxic chemical element. The roof of the cathedral melted, releasing high levels of lead that may have made its way to the outside plaza, homes, buildings, and adjacent roads. Additionally, hundreds of tons of lead were used in the construction of the cathedral’s frame and the church spire that collapsed during the fire, the Weather Channel reports. Two weeks following the …

Louisiana Police Sucker Media With Offer To ‘Test’ Meth For Zika

The Harahan Police Department on Saturday made a Zika virus. ***WARNING: *** If you have recently purchased meth in any area of Louisiana it may be contaminated with the Zika Virus. Please bring all of it to your local Police Department and they will test it for free. If you’re not comfortable coming to us, an officer will be glad to come to you and test your Meth in the privacy of your home. Please spread the word! We’re available 24/7/365. Be Safe! ~Ofc Moody Zika, according to the “Louisiana police are asking people who might have crystal meth in their possession to … have it ‘tested’ for the Zika Virus,” WVUE-TV provided readers with a list of possible symptoms …

Teen Vogue Uses Snapchat to Teach Girls How to Get Abortions Without Their Parents Permission

ShareTweetPin From publishing a post-abortion gift guide to instructing a 16-year-old how to get an abortion without parental consent, Teen Vogue has run the gamut on glamorizing and championing the murder of the unborn. Most recently, the popular teen magazine went to new lengths by publishing content on Snapchat repurposed from an earlier article entitled “How to Get an Abortion if You’re a Teen.” In the article, advice columnist Nona Willis Aronowitz responds to a letter from a 16-year-old girl who wanted to have an abortion without her parents finding out. Aronowitz, who has zero credentials as a counselor, lawyer, or doctor, told the girl that there was no shame in getting pregnant as it’s a natural result of sex …

Tennessee bill would impose assault charges if baby’s born addicted after mom uses drugs

The bill, backed by State Rep. Terri Weaver, R-Lancaster, and State Sen. Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, would allow prosecutors to charge women who use illegal narcotics during pregnancy and harm the child as a result, Fox 17 reported. Lawmakers included a provision that would allow someone to avoid prosecution if she is enrolled in a recovery program before birth and completes the program afterward, regardless of the child’s state. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP A similar bill was passed in Tennessee in 2014 on a trial basis, allowing a defense if women went on treatment after the child was born, WREG reported. If passed, the bill will take effect July 1. Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on …

Hospital Warns Hundreds May Have Been Exposed To Measles After Child Brought To The ER

As many as 200 people may have been exposed to the measles virus after a 7-year-old girl visited the emergency department at the University of California Davis Medical Center with a rash that turned out to be measles. A 7-year-old boy with a terminal illness was evaluated in the same room as the patient with measles before doctors became aware of the virus and closed the room for cleaning, reports a local CBS affiliate.  Following exposure, the hospital sent out letters to the patients and other hospital visitors alerting them of possible exposure. “You will need to notify your primary health care provider(s) and your child’s provider(s) of this possible exposure to discuss your possible risk of infection, vaccination history, …

Judge notes ‘sad irony’ of men deciding abortion rights as he strikes Mississippi’s abortion law

(CNN)A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a Mississippi state law that sought to forbid most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, writing a sharply worded opinion with implications for states weighing similar measures. Judge Carlton Reeves, district judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, wrote that the law “unequivocally” infringes upon a women’s 14th Amendment due process rights and defies Supreme Court precedents. Citing evidence that viability begins at between 23 and 24 weeks, Reeves wrote that “there is no legitimate state interest strong enough, prior to viability, to justify a ban on abortions.” “The state chose to pass a law it knew was unconstitutional to endorse a decadeslong campaign, fueled by national interest groups, to ask the Supreme Court …

Japan’s fertility crisis even worse than before as births fall sharply

(CNN)Japan’s fertility crisis is worsening, with data from the first seven months of this year showing the sharpest drop in births in 30 years, according to preliminary government data. Japan’s birth rate has been falling since the late 1970s. In 2005, it reached a record low of 1.26, but then seemed to be on a path of recovery until it started to fall again in 2016, according to government figures. By 2018, it was at 1.42. To maintain a stable population, countries need a fertility rate of 2.1. Last year, it was 1.72 in the United States but only 0.98 — or less than one baby per woman — in South Korea, where fertility rates have fallen to their lowest …

The secret to closing the nation’s skills gap: moms

For years, Americans have been talking about the growing skills gap: 7 million science, technology, engineering and math jobs are predicted to open by 2028, according to the labor market analysis firm EMSI, and employers fear there won’t be enough skilled workers to fill them. Americans have been talking, too, about how closing the gender gap is crucial to solving this problem. While women constitute nearly half the US workforce, they hold just 29% of STEM jobs. 4 signs a company is a good employer for women Shell is tying executive pay to carbon emissions. Here’s why it could create real impact America is facing a leadership crisis. It’s on us to fix it Excellent technical programs are often designed …

Arizona Lawmaker Wants Porn To Fund Trump’s Border Wall

border wall by squeezing money out of every Arizonan who patronizes pornographic websites. Rep. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford, recently introduced AZ Central reported. The money collected by the state, according to the proposal, would form a number of grants, which would, among other things, help sex abuse victims and fund the president’s proposed The bill defines pornographic content as “patently offensive” material that lacks “literary, artistic, political or scientific value.” It references the banning of “revenge porn” websites and addresses specific anatomical areas that cannot be visible in images: Mike Stabile, a spokesman for the Free Speech Coalition, “It’s pretty clearly unconstitutional,” said Stabile, whose Similar bills have been proposed, According to the Arizona Mirror, the bill appears to be linked …

30 Photos That Look Ordinary Until You Know The Backstory

Photography is a form of art that can freeze the emotions of the moment in time. The development of the art has influenced the world in remarkable ways and it provided people with power to define the eras they live in. protesting burning monk, or a distressing shot of a reply View More Replies… #2 The Three Unsung Heroes Of Chernobyl If not for these three men in the picture – Alexei Ananenko (second left) and soldiers Valeri Bezpalov (center) and Boris Baranov (far right) – millions of lives would have been lost during the catastrophe of Chernobyl. Ten days after the meltdown, the plant’s water-cooling system had failed, and a pool had formed directly under the highly radioactive reactor. …

These warming ‘space pants’ use technology to help people with chronic pain Future Blink

Image: James Devaney/GC Images/Getty Images Justin Bieber has stopped crying in public long enough to announce his soon-to-be parenthood. Don’t get your hopes up – it was a terrible prank. The singer conveniently revealed his wife Hailey Baldwin’s pregnancy on April Fools’ Day, posting a sonogram dated  Feb. 2. The screenshot lists 8.3 cm, which is right in the ballpark for a three-month-old fetus, according to the Cleveland Clinic. This is one of the first indications the that the photo was likely a prank.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Apr 1, 2019 at 1:02pm PDT It’s worth noting that the ultrasound Bieber posted is literally a photo from the Wikipedia page about …