Daily Archives: January 23, 2023

Early Abortion Looks Nothing Like What You’ve Been Told…


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Date: January 23, 2023

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“Primary care clinicians like us who provide early abortions in their practices have long known that the pregnancy tissue we remove does not look like what most people expect. After Roe v. Wade was overturned last summer in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and early pregnancy termination was banned across more than a dozen states, we felt it was important to make this information public and show the images we have seen more widely.

It’s important to us to counter medical misinformation related to early pregnancy because about 80 percent of abortions in the United States occur at nine weeks or earlier. So much of the imagery that people see about abortion comes from abortion opponents who have spent decades spreading misleading fetal imagery to further their cause.

Last fall, as members of the MYAbortion Network, a clinician-led organization dedicated to educating people about abortion and expanding early abortion services into primary care settings, we launched a multimedia project to provide accurate information regarding early pregnancy tissue after abortion.

The Guardian published our first photos on Oct. 19; they went viral, appearing in media outlets and getting shared widely on social media.

Many people, even those who support abortion rights, did not believe the photos were accurate. Some insisted we had deliberately removed the embryos before taking the photos. The images weren’t consistent with those often seen in embryological textbooks, magnified on ultrasounds or used in anti-abortion propaganda; these enlarged images are not what you see with the naked eye after an abortion. A Stanford gynecologic pathologist has validated our photos, but many people could not believe the pictures were presented unaltered.

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…showing these images is vital to counter misinformation, not only for patients but for our colleagues as well.

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Relief was how Jewel experienced seeing the pregnancy tissue. “I was really scared about all the horror stories and the trauma. The anxiety of coming here was worse than actually going through it,” she told Dr. Fleischman.”

Never much liked the grossly manipulative nature, of anti-abortion campaigns and harassers.

It is good to see these photographs released.

Fact is…most of what gets removed during any typical abortion, does not even possess the ability to feel pain, let alone the ability of cognition.


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What Power Does Amid Uncertainty…

Date: January 23, 2023

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“For centuries, men benefited from the jurisprudence of certainty while women and vulnerable people did their best to navigate the jurisprudence of doubt. We were told to trust that the lawmakers would protect us. For centuries women and vulnerable people fought to upend that power imbalance: Rules for you, power that answers to nobody for the rulemakers.

Maybe the irony of never learning who leaked the Dobbs opinion is that the court claims to care deeply yet doesn’t care to find out. And that is what “rules for thee but not for me” looks like. Maybe a population that lives in an unsettled legal system in which precedent, predictability, and order are gone, to be replaced by outcomes that are as yet undetermined, shouldn’t feel entitled to an accounting from the court about who stole a document in an unprecedented national betrayal that became part of another unprecedented national betrayal called Dobbs. The not-anniversary, the un-investigation, the expanding national jurisprudence of uncertainty—that’s the new rule of law.”

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The Most Mental Tweet Ever From A Corporate Journalist…

Date: January 23, 2023

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“The Intercept’s National Security Correspondent, James Risen, won a Pulitzer while at the New York Times for stories he wrote about George W. Bush’s warrantless wiretapping policies. With that kind of CV, Risen would seem to be the kind of journalist who’d be well aware of the clandestine villainy perpetrated by the CIA, FBI, NSA and other government agencies. Yet Risen recently tweeted, presumably in all sincerity, that the so-called “Deep State” is a myth and a conspiracy theory.

Jimmy and Pushback host Aaron Maté express their dismay and bewilderment that such an accomplished journalist could turn out to have brains made of clam chowder.”

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Limited Run Games UPDATE! Fired LRG Community Manager Speaks Out!…


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Date: January 23, 2023

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“Limited Run Games’ fired their community manager Kara Lynne over publicly looking forward to Hogwarts Legacy and for following the ‘wrong’ people on Twitter, and now she’s finally breaking her silence. Will this do anything to mend the damage to the company wrought by Bronycon founder Purple Tinker? Probably not…”

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A.I. Art Generators Get SUED by Comics Artists?!…


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Date: January 23, 2023

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“A.I. art is a hot topic right, and now some commercial artists including Sarah Anderson (comic artist of Sarah’s Scribbles) are joining in on a lawsuit over alleged copyright infringement. Will A.I. artwork ever replace human artists? Can it at least be slowed down or financial damage to creators minimized?”

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