Planned Parenthood turns down U.S. subsidies in fight over abortion referrals

(Reuters) – Planned Parenthood said on Monday it would no longer accept grants from a federal program subsidizing reproductive healthcare for low-income women after the Trump administration banned participants in the program from referring women to abortion providers. FILE PHOTO: Planned Parenthood’s employees look on as anti-abortion rights advocates […] Click here to view original web page at www.reuters.com

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ICE releases hundreds rounded up in Mississippi as children left behind

Several hundred individuals who were arrested during an immigration roundup across Mississippi on Wednesday — leaving their children without parents in some cases — have been released , a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman said Thursday. Young children were seen crying on local news reports about being separated […] Click here to view original web page at www.msn.com

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Mom’s ‘I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave’ Memo Should Change Corporate Policy

A Google employee’s memo alleging the company discriminated and retaliated against her for being pregnant has been seen by more than 10,000 employees at the Silicon Valley tech company. The memo, titled “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why,” was posted to an internal […] Click here to view original web page at www.workingmother.com

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Many teen girls pressured by partners to get pregnant

(Reuters Health) – Nearly one in eight sexually active teen girls are pressured by their partners to have unprotected sex and try to conceive when they don’t want a baby, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as reproductive coercion, a form of relationship abuse that can […] (Reuters Health) – Nearly one in eight sexually active teen girls are pressured by their partners to have unprotected sex and try to conceive when they don’t want a baby, a U.S. study suggests.  Researchers focused on what’s known as reproductive coercion, a form of relationship abuse that can involve things like poking holes in condoms, hiding birth control pills, physically hurting girls who refuse to have unprotected sex, or threatening to break up with them if they don’t want a baby.  The study team examined survey data from 550 sexually active girls 14 to 19 years old who sought care from high school health centers. Overall, 12% reported experiencing reproductive coercion within the past three months, and 17% reported physical or sexual abuse.  “Abuse among all types of romantic relationships is common,” said Amber Hill, lead author of the study and a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania.  “Reproductive coercion, another form of relationship abuse, involves a range of behaviors that include pressuring a partner to become pregnant when they don’t want to be, destroying birth control or preventing the use of birth control, and removing condoms during sex (to get her pregnant),” Hill said by email. “Reproductive coercion impacts teens as well as adults and leads to poor health outcomes, such as unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.” Click here to view original web page at www.reuters.com

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