I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born, but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth.
In a historic move this week, Uruguayan President José Mujica has signed into law a bill that waives criminal penalties for abortion in the first 12 weeks of gestation, with certain procedural requirements, and in the first 14 weeks of gestation in the cases of rape.
The law marks a significant development in realizing women’s human rights and preventing unsafe, clandestine abortions in the region.
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A huge development on the women’s rights front.
Nick Kristof on the Rape Kit Backlog in the United States
Good to see outrage at Mourdock’s comments on rape.Let’s be equally outraged by US backlog of 200,000 untested rape kits.— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) October 24, 2012
There are 200k untested rape kits cause many cops don’t see date rape as serious, think victim is to blame. THAT’s offensive!— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) October 24, 2012
When you get to thinking about it, holding an election in the middle of the work week doesn’t make any sense. How can our democracy thrive when voting, perhaps our most broad-reaching civic duty, must be squeezed into what odd hours we can find for it?…
So, in the spirit of a more engaged citizenship, we figured we’d do something about it: We want to make Voting Day a holiday. And here’s our plan:
IMPORTANT POST IS IMPORTANT.
Also, here is a state-by-state list of Employee Voting/Election Day Rights for the US.
Every citizen has the RIGHT to vote. #takebacktuesday
Globally, one out of seven girls is married before the age of 15.