A few days before the procedure, Amanda received an e-mail from hospital administrators saying that the vaccine would be distributed that week. She felt she had been forced to make an impossible choice: taking a vaccine that has not been tested on pregnant women and risking harm to a potential pregnancy, or skipping the vaccine and the protection it offers. “What if I should have waited? What if I do get pregnant and I get covid?” she recalled wondering. “There are just so many unknowns.”
Some are leaving because they fear punishment for supporting the pro-democracy protests that swept the former British colony in 2019. Others say China’s encroachment on their way of life and civil liberties has become unbearable, and they want to seek a better future for their children abroad. Most say they don’t plan to ever go back.
Some of the most egregious situations of family separation are likely to change with a new administration: President-elect Biden has promised to dramatically increase refugee admissions and to reunify children and parents separated at the border by the current administration, and he will have the authority to do so by executive action. He could immediately resume overseas visa processing, as evangelical leaders have urged him to do. But other changes – such as reducing backlogs for family reunification visas or any process to allow undocumented immigrants to earn permanent legal status – will require bipartisan congressional action.
A growing number of evangelical Christians, who historically have championed “family values,” argue that the best way to achieve those policy changes – to keep families together and reunite families without eroding the rule of law – would be a restitution-based immigration reform.
Belgian #euthanasia system is broken ethically and legally. Deaths aren't reported, laws applied to those "tired of life" and medical consultation process is being gamed.#mnleg #disabilityrights @historykev @CCamosy @DisClothesline @johnpringdnshttps://t.co/nMQK8MBGLE
— EthicalCareMN (@EthicalCareMN) February 1, 2021
Even as the pandemic continues to rage and New York struggles to vaccinate a large and anxious population, Mr. Cuomo has all but declared war on his own public health bureaucracy. The departures have underscored the extent to which pandemic policy has been set by the governor, who with his aides crafted a vaccination program beset by early delays.
…This all sounds very progressive in theory. But the consequences are regressive in practice, since the indicia of male-ness and female-ness invoked by sex-spectrum enthusiasts will always be based on sexist ideals and stereotypes that our grandparents would have recognized.
If this sex-spectrum logic strikes you as awfully similar to playground bully logic, you’re right. Imagine the following scenario: James, 16, is a very effeminate boy. He gets relentlessly bullied in high school for his feminine appearance and mannerisms. His classmates tease, “What, are you a girl?” His teacher, upon overhearing this, consults his sex-spectrum chart and tells the class: “maybe.”
Another worrying corollary of this notion is that surgical intervention on intersex infants (sometimes called intersex genital mutilation) can change an individual’s actual location along a pseudo-scientific sex spectrum. A parent may then feel more justified in opting for other “corrective” surgeries, sometimes at odds with an infant’s true (gonadal) biological sex, in order to make their child “ideally” (in their minds) more male or more female. To be fair, most sex-spectrum advocates decry surgical intervention on intersex infants (and rightfully so, in my opinion), but fail to consider how their doctrines may encourage such practices.
“College students who provide care to children are more likely than those who are not parents/caregivers to say they have considered stopping taking courses in the past six months.” Support programs like @SupportGenHope @NicoleLynnLewis https://t.co/w1rPQQZxVS
— Selvon M. Waldron (@Horizon_SW) January 30, 2021
If a higher minimum wage were paired with a robust push to increase the skills of low-wage workers, employment reductions would be less severe. The wage floor would increase, but the number of workers who could command that higher wage in the market would also increase. Employment wouldn’t fall as far, and the benefits of a higher minimum wage could be enjoyed by more workers.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) February 1, 2021
"It turns out, humans are mammals and babies and young offspring need their mothers. And when they are separated from them before they’re developmentally ready, they experience stress" manifested in higher levels of Cortisol @bethanyshondark @Ricochet https://t.co/LWCvUQgyi7
— Brad Wilcox (@WilcoxNMP) February 1, 2021
History now accounts for a smaller share of undergraduate degrees than at any time since 1950. Whereas in 1970, 6% of American male and 5% of female students were history majors, the respective percentages are now less than 2% and less than 1%, respectively.
Paul Kennedy of Yale, author of one of the best-selling history books of all time, “The Rise and Fall of The Great Powers,” is among many historians who deplore what is, or rather is not, going on. He observed to me that while some public universities, such as Ohio State and Kansas State, have strong program in the history of war, “It’s in the elite universities that the subject has gone.”
“Can you imagine Chicago, or Berkeley, or Princeton having War Studies departments?” he asked. “Military history is the most noxious of the ‘dead white male’ subjects, and there’s also a great falling away in the teaching of diplomatic, colonial and European political history.”
"Post-Christian culture jettisons the concepts of atonement and forgiveness and consequently has nothing constructive to do with the realities of moral guilt and responsibility" @samueld_james https://t.co/Rs9PIjba3h
— Daniel Darling (@dandarling) February 1, 2021
"George McDonald proved that one man with determination and a good idea can make a big difference in the lives of thousands and in the heart of a great city." – @RobertDoar https://t.co/g6YMjiYJxr pic.twitter.com/bBziGFioxp
— AEI (@AEI) February 1, 2021
— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) February 1, 2021
— Matthew Continetti (@continetti) February 1, 2021
20. And the Babylon Bee makes me cry today: Google Deletes 100,000 Negative Reviews Of Planned Parenthood From Unborn Babies