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State of Texas Health Dept. Now Spreading Falsehoods About Cancer to Scare Women Out of Having Abortions

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Comes as Dangerous Anti-Abortion Bill Moves Through Ohio Legislature

The latest version of the State of Texas’s abortion information booklet was released this week, and it contains false information based on debunked myths.

A Woman’s Right to Know“ includes much of the same misinformation as previous versions, most disturbingly the widespread myth that having an abortion increases risk of breast cancer.

“Research indicates that having an abortion will not provide you this increased protection against breast cancer,” the pamphlet states.

There is no evidence that abortion causes breast cancer, despite the pamphlet’s suggestion. A Breitbart article made this claim last year, citing a press release from the American College of Pediatricians, which is a small political group whose name is designed to confuse people into thinking it is the well-respected American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional organization. Also, pediatricians do not typically study abortion.

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the National Cancer Institute both find the link between breast cancer and abortion to be non-existent.

The American Cancer Society states point-blank, “scientific research studies have not found a cause-and-effect relationship between abortion and breast cancer.”

Texas’s booklet states, “No one can force you to have an abortion, not even your parents or the father of your baby.” But it does not state, “No one can force you to not get an abortion, not even your parents or the father of your baby.” 

It also states there are “medical risks of having an abortion,” while not noting there are medical risks during pregnancy and during childbirth.

The pamphlet also says, “Newborn babies are able to feel pain,” using that as the excuse to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. Science shows unborn babies do not feel pain until 24 weeks.

Clinics in Texas are required by law to give this pamphlet to their patients, so this lie is being spread to any woman seeking an abortion in Texas. The National Right to Life Committee claims that these laws are in place in 22 states.

Some providers around the country have attempted to undermine the pamphlets by explaining the science to their patients, as Dr. Willie Parker demonstrated in the documentary “Trapped.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1B55yFYxhs

The pamphlet lists death, cramping, vaginal bleeding, nausea, depression, and infertility as risks of having an abortion. All of these are risks of pregnancy.

The U.S. Supreme Court has already forced Texas to rescind some of its most extreme anti-abortion legislation, including a law which required clinics to operate like surgical centers, with doctors requiring admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Ohio, one of the other states that requires similar information be given to patients, also just passed anti-abortion legislation through the Senate in the form of a “heartbeat bill”, which limits abortion access to the first few weeks of a pregnancy, within a time that many women don’t even realize that they’re pregnant. The bill still has to pass through the House and be signed by Governor John Kasich before it becomes law.

The bill has been proposed multiple times and opponents say that if it passes it will be ruled unconstitutional.

 

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Bolton Blasted Trump’s Ukraine Extortion: ‘I Am Not Part of Whatever Drug Deal Rudy and Mulvaney Are Cooking Up’

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Three months ago then-National Security Advisor John Bolton warned administration insiders he would have no part of President Donald Trump’s off-the-books shadow government Ukraine extortion scandal. Bolton also apparently implicated both the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and the president’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvany.

“I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up,” Bolton told senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs Fiona Hill to tell White House lawyers, The New York Times reports in a bombshell article late Monday night.

Bolton, who resigned from the Trump administration hours before President Trump tweeted he had fired him, instructed Hill “to notify the chief lawyer for the National Security Council that Mr. Giuliani was working with Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, on a rogue operation with legal implications,” Hill told House of Representatives investigators on Monday.

Not one to shy away from confrontation himself, Bolton also called Giuliani, who is now reportedly under criminal investigation,  “a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up.”

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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Giuliani Demands Investigation of Ambassador Yovanovitch — but Can’t Even Spell Her Name

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Rudy Giuliani on Monday demanded an investigation into former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch — who had spent the day testifying before Congress.

Giuliani made the statement while retweeting a conspiracy theory by Tom Fitton of the far-right group Judicial Watch:

“No wonder [Trump] and President Zelensky of Ukraine agreed Ambassador Yonacovitch (sic) was a real problem,” Giuliani said, while misspelling Yovanovitch’s name.

“I wonder if Shiftless asked her about this? Will there be an investigation or is she another ‘Protected Person’ like Biden & Hillary,” Giuliani tweeted.

Despite being implicated in the scandal, Giuliani has continued to speak out in attempts to defend the work he did with Trump to solicit foreign election assistance.

 

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‘Complete Gibberish’ and ‘Garbled Nonsense’: Experts Weigh in on Trump Announcement of Sanctions ‘Soon’ Against Turkey

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“He’s Yeltsin, without the vodka.”

Experts are weighing in after President Donald Trump finally admitted action must be taken against Turkey’s ethnic cleansing of the Kurds, a move wholly enabled when President Trump pulled out U.S. forces from the region last week. There has been bipartisan and worldwide condemnation of Trump’s actions, which immediately led to the death of at least dozens of now-former U.S. allies.

In a statement posted to Twitter Monday afternoon, Trump threatened sanctions and the raising of tariffs on Turkey, “soon.”

“I will soon be issuing an Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions against current and former officials of the Government of Turkey and any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria,” Trump’s statement reads. “Likewise, the steel tariffs will be increased back up to 50 percent, the level prior to reduction in May. The United States will also immediately stop negotiations, being led by the Department of Commerce, with respect to a $100 billion trade deal with Turkey.”

Experts are weighing in, with some calling Trump’s threats too little, too late – especially given that Trump wholly and single-handedly created the disaster now confronting the world.

One, a researcher at the democracy and freedom watchdog Freedom House, called the president’s remarks “complete gibberish.”

Another, a senior editor at The Diplomat, an international affairs magazine called Trump’s statement “garbled nonsense.”

He also endorsed this observation:

Bloomberg News reporter notes there are not actually any sanctions yet, just a second round of threats:

Former Strategic Planner and Public Affairs official in the Office of the Secretary of Defense:

Crooked Media’s head writer:

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