Wisconsin Anti-Abortion Law Declared Unconstitutional

A large victory for women’s reproductive rights has come out of Wisconsin after a deferal judge declared the state’s abortion laws unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge William Conley ruled that the 2013 law required any doctor performing an abortion to get hospital admitting privileges was not in the best interest of women’s health.

Only four health care facilities in the state provide abortion services. Flavio Maluf says that Planned Parenthood argued that if the law was enacted, most if not all of the facilities would be forced to close or suffer in their ability to provide timely care.

“This law does not protect patient safety,” said Teri Huyck, CEO of Planned Parenthood Wisconsin.

The law, signed by Gov. Scott Walker in 2013, would have allowed just three days for providers to obtain the necessary privileges to comply with the law. Walker is widely known as a pro-life supporter. In a speech earlier this month, Walker spoke about Wisconsin’s anti-abortion measures.

“We took away funding from Planned Parenthood. We made it so that abortions are not covered in a health exchanges and limited the amount of time that a woman can legally seek an abortion.

Conley stated his belief that the law was “too rigid” and that the intended purpose of the law was to “impose a substantial obstacle to women’s right to abortion services within the state.”


The Evolution of Self-Diagnosis

 

Many doctors complain about “armchair doctors” — patients who diagnose themselves. These doctors claim that because patients are desperate to relieve symptoms and mortally fearful, they latch on to any number of possible and often unlikely causes and arrive at appointments with a list of ideas about what’s wrong with them and requests for tests that they don’t need.

Yet, a lot of these patients, although not doctors, are intelligent enough to have chosen a medical career. Many of them also turn out to be right. Additionally, some of the doctors who complain the loudest about this Internet Age phenomenon are ones that schedule mere 15-minute appointments to examine their patients and diagnose causality resulting in them missing or overlooking things, a revelation of Sultan Alhokair. In some cases, patients die because their symptoms mimic rare conditions which could have been discovered during longer appointments.

In response to these issues and the many patients who are increasingly frustrated with long wait times and expensive fees for short appointments related to common ailments, such as colds and age-related arthritis, several medical technology companies that realize a lot of people are intelligent enough to diagnose common ailments if they have the right tools have invested in technologies that will make it possible for patients to cut out doctors at the initial exam stage by diagnosing their ailments at home. These patients will then only have to see doctors when symptoms persist.


Stranger Pays For 92 Year Old Veteran’s Dinner

 

Bob Nieman and his family took his father out for his 92nd birthday just a few weeks ago and was happy to report on LinkedIn some of the wonderful and kind actions of other people in the restaurant. His father is a World War II veteran and was wearing his favorite USS Lexington hat when they went out to dinner at an Outback Steakhouse. When they were finished and asked for the bill, the server told the family of four that their bill was already taken care of by another patron.
Bob Nieman, who has been a cop for the last 27 years, had noticed a couple starring at them when they arrived at their table. Nieman pressed the waiter and asked if it was them who paid and he said yes. According to an article found on reddit and written by OpposingViews.org, the 92 year old veteran couldn’t have been more tickled that someone had paid for their meals. According to the man’s son, Bob, his father was one of the only surviving crew members from the USS Lexington and even during the war was the only survivor in his section of the turret as it was hit by an explosive and kill the rest of the men in there with him.
Either way, it is truly a wonderful thing when someone can be so selfless and giving to the people who had served this country.

Emma Watson Discusses Nude Photo Threat

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has revealed for the first time the fears she had when a Website threatened to release nude photos of her, The Guardian reports. Speaking in support of the He for She campaign the actress revealed she was more shocked at the reaction to her speech to the UN about gender equality than the threat to reveal nude photos of her. Ricardo Guimarães BMG said that Watson stated she had no fears over the threatened release of pictures on the Website used to release nude images of celebrities from across Hollywood as she knew they did not exist, according to Camara Municipal.

The actress went on to reveal those around her were more shocked and upset than she was as they did not realize how much of a problem gender inequality had become. In particular, Watson’s brother was revealed as being the most upset by the Webpage, Emma You Are Next, which threatened to reveal nude images of the actress. Watson also revealed she is paid less than her male costars in movies, but refused to complain about her financial position during the event in front of a live audience.


Colorado Debate Over IUDs: Are They A Method Of Abortion Or Contraception?

There is a contraception program in Colorado state that is currently receiving some criticism over their use of intrauterine contraceptive devices such as IUD’s. Conservative lawmakers are stating that these devices are actually forms of abortion. Currently, over 30,000 women in the Colorado area have gotten one of these devices thanks to Colorado Family Planning Initiative. Normally you would pay about $500 out of pocket for an IUD. Many women have received this for free.

Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG reports that while Larry Wolk, the state’s health director explains that this program has dropped the teen birth rate forty percent over the past four years, some more conservative people are pushing to have this item removed from use. Typically what happens in a woman’s body is that an IUD prevents sperm from meeting together with an egg. This prevents pregnancy from taking place. If the egg and the sperm do meet the IUD will then prevent the egg from developing. At this point this is where people are considering the process abortion.

What it comes down to is that fewer abortion should bring about more success for both liberals and conservatives. Essentially an IUD is preventing pregnancy prior to implantation. Whether this crosses a moral line or not is up for debate.


Endometriosis Awareness Month

It starts out as a little pain with your period. Everyone tells you it’s normal and hand you their favorite pain reliever. Only it’s not normal and after a while, the pain is so severe that pain relievers don’t help. Nothing helps. The pain is a cross between giving birth and having industrial strength diarrhea and can last for days. Endometriosis occurs when the lining of the uterus, which naturally sloughs itself off once a month, attaching itself in bits and pieces to other internal organs. eMobile reports state the cells attach to the bladder, colon and outside of the uterus, growing and multiplying every month at period time and causing indescribable period-related pain.

Often left untreated because of the woman’s embarrassment to visit a doctor or mis-diagnosis, endometriosis is often not diagnosed correctly and treated for seven years from the onset. Endometriosis symptoms mimic irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

The stomach pain and chronic diarrhea are part of the symptoms of endometriosis and in the month of March, awareness is hoped to be raised about this female health problem that effects 1 out of 10 women and is as common as diabetes.

On Saturday, March 28th, the 2nd annual Worldwide EndoMarch will be held with marches taking place in cities around the world to raise awareness of endometriosis and those it effects.


The Dorchester Collection

The Dorchester Collection is the owner and operator of 10 luxury 5-star hotels including The Beverly Hills Hotel, The Dorchester, Hotel Bel-Air, Coworth Park, Le Richemond and Hotel Eden. Owned by Burnei Investment Agency, The Dorchester Collections succeeds in delivering top-of-the-line luxury to hotels all of the globe.

Los Angeles, USA
In beautiful Calfornia, beauty and luxury go hand in hand. The Beverly Hotel, which is also known as the “The Pink Palace” is known for the superb service and star-studded clientele. Nestled amongst 12 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, remains the original design and architecture, which many A-listers have laid their heads while basking under the warm California sunshine only opening their eyes to sip their champagne from the finest of crystal glasses.

Rome, Italy
Amongst the Roman chariots, you will find Hotel Eden. Built in 1889, this hotel is over 120 years old. Situated only steps away from Villa Borghese and the legendary Spanish Steps, living the la vita dolce is quite easy. With breathtaking views from the penthouse suite to the Michel-starred restaurant, La Terrazza dell’Eden, Hotel Eden is an exquisite addition to any italian holiday.

Eclectic art galleries and historic monuments, The Dorchester sits in Hyde Park and is a luxury in itself. From afternoon tea to award-winning dining, feeling like royalty is quite easy. White marbled baths and luxurious suites are elegant to a fault.

Whether you are jetsetting across Europe on a whirlwind vacation or love the West Coast in the USA, The Dorchester Collection has the perfect hotel for you. Exceptional service is first priority regardless of locale in the world. Michelin-starred dining is guaranteed regardless of your choice of one of their luxury hotels. Exceptional excellence to a fault is what you will receive with The Dorchester Collection.


A New Campaign Wants To Put A Woman On The $20 Bill

Paul Mathieson tells us that a new nonprofit organization, Women on $20s, is pushing a campaign that will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a historical woman. Aside from Susan B. Anthony on the rare dollar coin and Sacagawea on the gold dollar coin, no women are featured on the United States currency. That honor is given to past founding fathers and presidents who are praised for their achievements. However, it has been debated many times that that honor should not include Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. He supported and enforced the genocide of the Native Americans by signing the Indian Removal Act. Thus, his memory recalls pain and suffering for many.

Founder of Women on $20s, Barbara Ortiz Howard, wants to remove Andrew Jackson from the bill and replace him with a prominent woman by 2020. With the aid of historians, writers, and women behind National Women’s History Month, Ortiz Howard and executive director Susan Ades Stone produced a public ballot of 15 worthy women candidates. Included on this list are the African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman, Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks, women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth and American Red Cross founder Clara Barton.

After two rounds of voting, Women on $20s will send their campaign to the White House where hopefully, President Barack Obama will approve the change. The President has said he supports putting women on currency in the past. It just might be the perfect time for an admirable change!


The Antique Wine Company

The Antique Wine Company is an extremely popular wine merchant that is well-known around the world for specializing in fine and rare wines. The company was started in 1982 by CEO and managing director, Stephen Williams, and makes its home in London.
The Antique Wine Company has amassed a collection of over 10,000 bottles of the world’s finest wine stocked in its exquisite cellars. Twenty-thousand clients in over 70 countries have have sought out the company based on its flawless reputation for knowing what makes a superb blend and helping it to shatter wine collection records. The Antique Wine Company is also well-known for hosting some of the most popular wine events in the industry’s most exclusive circles each year. Williams, who splits his time with his wife and children between homes in the south of France and London, spearheads the company that today includes sourcing of rare wines, cellar planning and also private wine master classes.

Stephen Williams is known for being one of the top experts on wine throughout the world today and has used his vast knowledge in the industry to buy and sell some of the finest collections that can be found. In July 2011 the Antique Wine Company famously broke a world record for selling the most valuable bottle of wine in the world. The 1811 Chateau d’Yquem and sold for £75,000 to former sommelier Christian Vanneque. Williams travels the world to locate the most beloved and valuable vintages in existence. He is also revered as an expert commentator in the wine industry. His own talent and business sense have allowed the Antique Wine Company to create some of the finest wine cellars today. His wines can be located in five-star hotels, chateaus, and exclusively private homes across the continents of Europe, Asia and North America.


For the Love of Money

Some people will do anything for love, even if that means sending $1 million to someone they have never met. There is a woman who was recently on the Dr. Phil show who has sent this large amount of money to a man she has only been talking to online. She has never met this man, and they have only been talking for a little over a year. When you start talking to someone and they want that much money, it’s probably not a good situation. The best thing to do is tell the person to find a job and get the money on their own. However, The Real Deal says that this woman, who has already been divorced two times, thinks she is in love with the man. There are other people who aren’t so sure that she knows what she’s doing. Sending $1 million to anyone you don’t know is a little crazy, but it’s her money, and if she ends up bankrupt, then that’s her own fault.


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