A Brooklyn police captain puts acquaintance rapes lower on his priority list than sexual assaults by strangers; an implant to prevent HIV is now in development; and a Japanese cartoon character fights evil—and a burgeoning syphilis problem in the nation.
"It doesn't take much digging to see what's there is trauma, layers and layers of trauma," said Dr. Elizabeth Fitelson during the morning panel of Arresting Survival, a recent New York City conference focusing on domestic violence survivors.
A suit filed Monday charges the jail with the "cruel, unusual and inhumane practice" of placing pregnant women in solitary confinement.
Irrespective of prior failures to use the Kermit Gosnell case to incite the public, the anti-choice movement is now trying again, with a docudrama titled Gosnell, ostensibly to be released in early 2017.
A new report highlighting the "crisis of disappearance" in U.S. borderlands says it "is not a natural or inevitable phenomenon but rather is a direct consequence of US border-enforcement policies and practices. This deadly process has ripped holes in families and communities that will last for generations."
Permitting plaintiff Kimberly Stinnett to pursue civil action on behalf of a six-week-old embryo certainly seems like a dangerous step towards establishing fetal personhood rights that will interfere with a pregnant person’s privacy right.