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Toxicology test for pregnant women

Toxicology test for Pregnant women

A toxicology screen is a test used to determine if an individual has been exposed to certain legal or illegal drugs. 1,608 more words


Girls' Progressive Portrait of Women's Right to Choose

Sarah Todd

The HBO series Girls dodged its first abortion plot line, rendering a character’s appointment at the clinic unnecessary when she started bleeding unexpectedly (whether this was a miscarriage or a belated period was left unclear). 1,053 more words


How a Baby Was Born Encased in an Amniotic Sac

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Silas Johnson is barely a day old and is already an internet sensation. The Los Angeles infant was born three months early, and was remarkably still completely encased in his amniotic sac, making it appear as if doctors delivered a large bubble with a tiny baby inside. 419 more words

Between 2006 and 2010, Unintended Pregnancy Rates Declined in a Majority of States

Between 2006 and 2010, Unintended Pregnancy Rates Declined in a Majority of States
Source: Guttmacher Institute

In 2010, more than half of all pregnancies were unintended in 28 states; in the remainder of states, a minimum of 36% of pregnancies were unintended, according to “Unintended Pregnancy Rates at the State Level: Estimates for 2010 and Trends Since 2002,” by Kathryn Kost.

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TotoHealth Saving Lives

When mother walked out of Pumwani Maternity Hospital on the evening of June 15, 1988, she must have been elated by my weight on her hands, that nine months of an enormous task of carrying me in her womb had finally ended. 850 more words


Octopus's garden: A TED Fellow with a radical approach to saving fisheries

Eco-entrepreneur Alasdair Harris is passionate about conserving marine biodiversity, and he’s doing it in unusual ways. While most marine conservationists focus on what’s in the water, Harris’ company… 3,109 more words

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proposed texas bill would give legal representation to fetuses inside brain-dead women

Texas State Representative Matt Krause (R-Ft. Worth) is pushing a proposal that would give legal representation to fetuses if the mother is brain dead. The case of Marlise Muñoz, who was declared brain dead but kept on life support for two months, is what sparked the proposal for such a bill. 75 more words

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