AUSTIN — The pre-abortion drugs were kicking in, and the seven women in a light pink waiting room were coaching each other through dizziness and chills. “It’s OK, You’ve got this,” one woman said. “I’m drowsy,” said another, curled up in a comfy chair. About half of them had a blanket and a spot to curl up in at this point before the procedure. Elsa Vizcarra’s job that day was to try to interview to all of them. Vizcarra, a University of Texas researcher, spent the better part of a year sitting with nearly 600 abortion patients at a dozen clinics around Texas to understand what led the women to these waiting rooms and what barriers they faced to get there. This story is based on her account of some of those conversations and clinic visits — Vizcarra and UT withheld details on locations of the clinics, and on the women interviewed, to protect their privacy. Mostly, she was struck by their resilience — to drive more than … [Read more...] about This researcher interviewed 600 women at Texas abortion clinics. Here’s what she saw.
5 weeks 2 days ultrasound
A regularly updated look at the injuries that are causing the biggest stir across the NBA by James Herbert @outsidethenba Mar 30, 2019 at 3:46 pm ET • 21 min read Players are being shut down left and right as the regular season is almost over and, for teams that are not battling for playoff position, there is little sense in making anyone play through significant pain. The most interesting injury situation around the league, though, involves an MVP candidate and the team with the league's best record. Milwaukee managed to avoid major injuries for the vast majority of the season, and now, in addition to the various things afflicting Malcolm Brogdon, Nikola Mirotic, Pau Gasol and Donte DiVincenzo, superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo's gimpy ankle has become a concern.Antetokounmpo has downplayed the injury and insisted that he doesn't want to miss time, but Milwaukee has just six games left and has essentially locked up the top spot in the … [Read more...] about NBA injury report: Return timeline, updates, impact for Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jusuf Nurkic, Jrue Holiday, other injured stars
By Jeff Collins | Southern California News Group PUBLISHED: March 19, 2019 at 5:02 am | UPDATED: March 19, 2019 at 7:38 am Travis Page, owner of Clover’s Lawn Service, rakes leaves at an Opendoor house on Joltaire Way in Winchester in December. Opendoor became the fourth iBuyer to start operating in Southern California. Although iBuyers have been active since 2014, the online home-buying model didn’t reach Southern California until 2017. (Photo by Frank Bellino, contributing photographer) Southern California is relatively new to the iBuyer trend, which prefers markets with large expanses of cookie cutter tract housing to make it easier to accurately price houses. While iBuying has been in full swing in places like Phoenix for several years, the first iBuyers started working in Southrn California in 2017. In the past six months, RedfinNow expanded from the Inland Empire into Orange and Los Angeles counties. Opendoor and Zillow Offers recently announced plans to expand … [Read more...] about What’s an iBuyer? These companies will buy your home quicker, but at what cost?
A mother of a special needs baby who was urged by her doctor to have an abortion, and then dismissed from the practice when she chose life, has channeled her energy into founding an organization that reaches out to other parents with special needs babies. Hannah Sudlow, founder and executive director of Evelyn’s Treehouse, posted on Facebook Wednesday that news of states such as New York – that passed legislation allowing abortion up until the time of birth – “compelled” her to share her own story.In an email interview with Breitbart News, she said she was “appalled by the New York legislation, because that would have applied to me.” On Facebook, Sudlow wrote that when she discovered she was pregnant just after becoming engaged, she felt ashamed and discouraged. After she and her fiancé were married and 20 weeks into the pregnancy, she had an anatomy ultrasound and an amniocentesis, and then discovered her unborn daughter had been … [Read more...] about Mom of Special Needs Baby ‘Appalled’ by NY Abortion Law: ‘I Will Always Choose Life’
THE DAY AFTER Christmas, the Los Angeles Lakers announced LeBron James would be "day-to-day" with a strained groin. After James missed weeks, his agent went on the record with reporters and told them it was actually diagnosed as a 3-6 week injury after the MRI on Dec. 26. Last year during the NBA Finals, James punched a white board in frustration after a Game 1 loss. After multiple MRIs, it was discovered he had a small cracked bone in his hand. James didn't miss any games. His production, which had been prolific throughout the playoffs, tailed off over the next three games, especially his shooting percentage. He personally announced the injury at the postgame media conference when the series was over. These two injury situations with the league's highest profile player have highlighted an issue that is bubbling just below the surface as the NBA strikes gambling-related deals and ramps up its association with the sports betting industry after decades of combating it. Gamblers … [Read more...] about ‘Day-to-day’ LeBron and the challenges of disclosing NBA injuries