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Safe haven states: Where is abortion still legal now that Roe v. Wade is overturned?

U.S. Supreme Court has ruled to overturn the landmark Roe v.

Wade decision that has for decades affirmed the right to abortion, only some states across the country will still protect access.“The U.S. Supreme Court has taken the radical step of overturning Roe v.

Wade outright, thus unleashing uncertainty and harm onto people asking for nothing more than to exercise their fundamental right to bodily autonomy,” Dr. Herminia Palacio, Guttmacher Institute president and CEO said in a statement on June 24, the day of the Supreme Court decision.  The institute is a leading research and policy organization committed to the worldwide advancement of sexual and reproductive health and rights.“This decision comes when the need for abortion is actually growing in the United States,” Palacio said.

Abortion rights advocates and opponents seeks next step after Roe v. Wade overturn A total of 16 states and the District of Columbia have passed some form of legislation that ensures abortion is a protected right under state law.Abortion policies in Oregon are the most protective, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

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Potential 'pregnancy register' in Poland stokes privacy fears for women - - Eu - Poland - city Warsaw, Poland
Potential 'pregnancy register' in Poland stokes privacy fears for women
FILE - A protester holds a placard reading "Legal abortion, no compromises" during the protest. (Alex Bona/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)WARSAW, Poland - The government of Poland, where a near-total abortion ban is in place, faced accusations Monday of creating a "pregnancy register" as the country expands the amount of medical data being digitally saved on patients.Women's rights advocates and opposition politicians fear women face unprecedented surveillance given the conservative views of a ruling party that has already tightened what was one of Europe's most restrictive abortion laws.They fear the new data could be used by police and prosecutors against women whose pregnancies end, even in cases of miscarriage, or that women could be tracked by the state if they order abortion pills or travel abroad for an abortion."A pregnancy registry in a country with an almost complete ban on abortion is terrifying," said Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk, a left-wing lawmaker.The matter gained attention Monday after Health Minister Adam Niedzielski signed an ordinance Friday expanding the amount of information to be saved in a central database on patients, including information on allergies, blood type and pregnancies.The health ministry spokesman, Wojciech Andrusiewicz, sought to allay concerns, saying only medical professionals will have access to the data, and that the changes are being made at the recommendation of the European Union.Tens of thousands of people marched across the U.S.
What colour of your period blood says about your health – and when to see a doctor -
What colour of your period blood says about your health – and when to see a doctor
period shows up it usually brings a whole host of not-so-fun things with it, including cramps, bloating, fatigue and cravings.But there is a silver lining to what is often the worst time of the month; your period can actually provide you with some very important insights into your health.For example, irregular periods can be a sign of polycystic ovary syndrome, hormone imbalances or thyroid problems, while no period at all might have you reaching for a pregnancy test.Another part of your period that can tell you about your overall health is the colour of your blood.It’s normal for menstrual blood to change from day to day throughout your period, but it’s still important to keep an eye out for any unusual changes.Here’s everything you need to know about what the colour of your period blood says about your health.While bright red blood can be scary to see, there is nothing to be alarmed about.Bright red blood is just fresh blood that indicates a steady flow.You’ll usually get bright red blood at the start of your period during the days when you have your heaviest flow, as this is when the blood is new.Brown blood is quite common to see during your period and is usually just a sign of old blood that has lost its red colour because it has oxidised.Brown blood can come at the start of your period because there may be blood left over from your last period.
Fitness star makes history by flaunting baby bump on Women’s Health cover - - Australia
Fitness star makes history by flaunting baby bump on Women’s Health cover
pregnant.Her husband Ed Kavalee is also starring on the front page of Men’s Health Australia..This is the couples second child and it is due in the next few weeks.Tiff said she felt “honoured and empowered to be the first pregnant woman to ever grace a @womenshealthaus magazine cover”, writing it was once “taboo to show your bump”.“Over my 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, I have seen it evolve into a landscape that now embraces the beauty of pregnancy as well as post-partum bodies,” she wrote on Instagram.“It was once taboo to show your bump in tight clothing – let alone a naked bump – or even as I have … exercising and staying active while pregnant.“I’m proud of my strong pregnant body and believe the bump and a woman’s ever-changing body should be celebrated in all its glory at every shape, size and stage of life.”Tiff had a very difficult pregnancy with her first child and gained 30kg (around 4.7st).She has been very vocal about tackling “bounce back culture”, even giving a Ted Talk on the topic back in 2019.“As much as there’s pressure after you have the baby to ‘bounce back’, you don’t have to have that toxic positivity [mindset] all the time where you’re just loving every minute … Just take that pressure off, bounce forward. Prioritise your own self-care,” she said.Fans of Tiff’s have been quick to commend the fitness star for her positive message, describing the mum-of-one as “a wonderful role model”.“Love this.
Health watchdog NICE reveals 'landmark' better care for those exposed to alcohol in womb - - Britain
Health watchdog NICE reveals 'landmark' better care for those exposed to alcohol in womb
Health watchdog NICE has revealed a “landmark” initiative today to vastly improve the care of those exposed to alcohol in the womb.Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) affects around 3% of the UK population - three times as many as autism - yet more than half of Brits (53%) have NEVER heard of it.FASD is a neurodevelopmental condition that arises from alcohol exposure in the womb, with 428 associated conditions linked to “devastating consequences” - from brain damage to physical and developmental issues.Today, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said that any child thought to have been exposed should be given an assessment.Any child confirmed to have been exposed should be sent for a neurodevelopmental assessment, and those confirmed to have FASD should be given a management plan for their needs.It also said women should be given early advice not to drink in their pregnancy, and have their alcohol consumption noted on records.This is part of a 20-year fight by campaigners and families living with FASD, who feel they have been largely “unsupported”.The spokeswoman for National Organisation for FASD, Joanna Buckard, said: “The NICE Quality Standard is a major leap forward in the fight to reduce alcohol-exposed pregnancies by giving women the information and support they need and, vitally, to create brighter futures for those with FASD and their families.“Too many people with FASD up to now have been left undiagnosed and unsupported, with sometimes devastating and avoidable consequences.”Professor Raja Mukherjee, who heads the FASD National Specialist Clinic and was on the NICE Quality Standard Committee, said: “FASD is a complex condition which affects brain and body.“There are over 428
Call the Midwife star shares 'overwhelming' health battle after epic BBC series finale - - Britain
Call the Midwife star shares 'overwhelming' health battle after epic BBC series finale
BBC One series finale.On Saturday (19 February), viewers were glued to their screens as they tuned in for the final episode the popular period drama after 11 series on air.But after watching the nail-biting episode, the 37-year-old opened up about her own complications during her second pregnancy after watching her difficult illness featured on the show.The mum-of-two – who has played the role of Nurse Trixie Franklin since 2012 – took a break from the show this year as she prepared to welcome her little one to her growing family.She happily announced the birth of her second daughter during the countdown to Christmas last year, but it’s fair to say her birth was less than perfect.And after watching the emotional episode over the weekend, the blonde bombshell has decided to share her own personal experience with Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy (ICP).The NHS defines the illness as a liver disorder caused by bile acids, which help the gut to digest food, and prevent the flow of food properly.The rare illness affects one in 140 pregnant women in the UK with his main symptom being itching without a rash which requires urgent medical attention.In a lengthy Instagram post, Helen explained how the disorder affected her second pregnancy with her 221,000 followers online.She wrote: "After last night’s final episode of Call the Midwife, it seemed the right time to talk about my experience with Cholestasis in Pregnancy."In 2017 when I gave birth to our daughter Wren, I was diagnosed with this condition."I knew there was a high chance that I would suffer again with my second pregnancy, but I was under the most incredible specialists/doctors/midwives/health worker at Guys and St Thomas’s.
Woman in stitches as 'stupid' mate confuses pregnancy test result with Covid -
Woman in stitches as 'stupid' mate confuses pregnancy test result with Covid
Covid lockdown was introduced, which means by now most of us are used to testing ourselves to see if we have been infected with the virus.Many people may now associate the phrase ‘positive result’ with a confirmed case of the infectious virus that has caused the pandemic.But, that was not always the case.This was clear when a woman messaged a friend with a picture of her pregnancy test - which gave a positive result.Having snapped a photo of the white stick portraying two red lines, the women wrote “positive” with a neutral face emoji.However, there was a bit of a modern day mix-up.Just like how lateral flow tests show two red lines for a positive result, the friend thought they tested for Covid - not for being pregnant.The confused friend replied: “Damn, I hope you feel better.”Along with a prayer emoji, they added: “Quarantine.”Stunned at the response, the pregnant woman slammed: “Are you stupid?”A screenshot of the text was posted to Facebook by user Amber Lee Clark which has now racked up thousands of likes and 33,000 shares.People were left in stitches at the confusion so tagged their mates with laughing emojis whilst they poked fun at the mix-up.One person chuckled: “I hope she takes all the necessary precautions that the CDC has lined out. Don’t need that s*** spreading”Another added: “Name your kid Covid.”Whilst a third user related: “Remember when I sent you my Covid results and you thought I was pregnant?”Someone else shared: “I laughed too hard at this.” Get all the biggest Lifestyle news straight to your inbox. Sign up for the free Daily Star Hot Topics newsletter
Call the Midwife Helen George's life - health battle, co-star romance and troll row -
Call the Midwife Helen George's life - health battle, co-star romance and troll row
BBC period drama.She made her debut all the way back in 2012, and as of 2022 still stars in the programme, with her character Trixie best known as a glam nurse keen on gossiping.Speaking about her character, Helen said she is “the fun loving, party going midwife who’s always up for a drink and a fag and to go out with the boys and have a good dance. She relishes trying to set up her fellow midwives with other guys and push them into relationships and get them married off but with a twinkle in her eye.“Fundamentally though she’s a midwife and that’s what she’s there to do.”But what about Helen’s life away from the cameras?As so much of Helen’s life has been dedicated to her tenure on Call the Midwife, it’s hardly surprising that she would eventually find romance on that very set.Though she was previously married to Oliver Boot from 2011 until 2015, the pair went on to divorce.And it was during the 2016 Christmas special of the programme that Helen met her soulmate Jack Ashton, best know for playing Reverend Tom Hereward in the period drama.The pair regularly share updates on their romance, with Helen admitting during an interview on This Morning that Jack was “furious” with her for not getting enough bed rest during her pregnancy.Speaking on the show, she explained that she doesn’t get much time to relax, telling the hosts: “Not really.