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U.S. must ensure access to safe abortions: U.N. rights office

Missouri's Republican governor, Mike Parson, signed a bill into law on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. "We are very concerned that several U.S. states have passed laws severely restricting access to safe abortion for women, including by imposing criminal penalties on the women themselves and on abortion service providers," U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravi...
Tags: Science, Alabama, United States, Geneva, Reuters Television, Ravina Shamdasani, Mike Parson


Missouri follows Alabama by passing restrictive abortion bill

Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Friday that prohibits women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. The legislation allows for an abortion after the eighth week only in the case of medical emergencies. On Wednesday, Alabama banned abortions at any time, with the same exception.
Tags: Science, Alabama, United States, Missouri


Corporations, events face boycott threats over U.S. abortion laws

A day after Maryland and Colorado officials told staff not to travel to Alabama to protest its abortion law passed Tuesday, people took to Twitter to say they were cancelling convention visits and beach vacations in the state. Hangout Fest, a May 16-19 music festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama was targeted, with activists urging radio station SiriusXM to stop advertising the event and artists such as Cardi B, Travis Scott, Khalid and The Lumineers to boycott it.
Tags: Science, Maryland, Colorado, Alabama, Cardi, Gulf Shores Alabama, Travis Scott Khalid


Missouri assembly passes restrictive abortion bill, days after Alabama

The lower house of the Missouri General Assembly passed a bill on Friday to prohibit women from seeking an abortion after the eighth week of pregnancy, days after Alabama enacted the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. The House of Representatives gave its final legislative approval in a 110-44 vote after protesters were removed from the public gallery. Missouri senators overwhelmingly approved the legislation on Thursday.
Tags: Science, Alabama, United States, Missouri, House Of Representatives, Missouri General Assembly


Missouri poised to pass restrictive abortion law, days after Alabama

Missouri senators overwhelmingly approved the legislation early on Thursday and Republican Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign it into law. On Wednesday, Alabama banned abortions at any time barring the same exception. Renewed efforts to roll back Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973 have been emboldened by two judicial appointments by President Donald Trump that have given conservatives a solid majority on the Supreme Court.
Tags: Science, Alabama, Donald Trump, U S Supreme Court, Mike Parson


Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law

A day after the southern state passed the country's most restrictive abortion law, Maryland's Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot said he would advise his state's $52 billion pension fund to divest from Alabama, and urged other states to follow suit. Colorado's Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold called for a boycott of Alabama and urged the Election Center, an organization that trains election officials from across the country, to move out of the state. The hashtag #BoycottAlabama g...
Tags: Science, Maryland, Colorado, Alabama, State, Mercedes Benz, Peter Franchot, Jena Griswold


Alabama boycott builds as states retaliate against abortion law

A day after the southern state passed the country's most restrictive abortion law, Maryland's Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot said he would advise his state's $52 billion pension fund to divest from Alabama, and urged other states to follow suit. Colorado's Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold called for a boycott of Alabama and urged the Election Center, an organization that trains election officials from across the country, to move out of the state. The hashtag #BoycottAlabama g...
Tags: Science, Maryland, Colorado, Alabama, State, Mercedes Benz, Peter Franchot, Jena Griswold


Factbox: Alabama abortion ban triggers Twitter reaction storm

Celebrities, activists and politicians swarmed social media to air their opinions on a new law, signed on Wednesday, that almost totally bans abortion in Alabama. Singer Lady Gaga led the chorus of outraged voices with many women tweeting under the hashtag #YouKnowMe to declare they had abortions and were unashamed. Here is a sampling of Twitter posts and hashtags: Lady Gaga (@ladygaga), 78.6 million followers: "It is an outrage to ban abortion in Alabama period, and all the more heinous that...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Lady Gaga


Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions after eight weeks

The vote came a day after Alabama's governor signed into law a ban on abortions at any time absent a medical emergency. The bills, along with similar measures proposed in more than a dozen other states, are the latest effort by conservatives to challenge Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision from 1973 establishing a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy. "This comprehensive, life-affirming legislation prohibits abortions once a heartbeat has been detected, prohibits abortion...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Missouri, U S Supreme Court, Missouri Senate, Roe


Alabama governor signs strict abortion ban into law

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed a bill to ban all abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest, in the latest bid by political conservatives challenging the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy. U.S. abortion-rights activists had already vowed to go court to block enforcement of the Alabama measure, which ranks as the nation's strictest anti-abortion law. The decision by Ivey, a Republican who opposes abortio...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Senate, Alabama, Ivey, Kay Ivey


Abortion restrictions carry political risk for Republicans in 2020

The move by states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio to impose drastic restrictions on abortion could bolster Republicans' support from religious voters wary of President Donald Trump but risks alienating moderates, political experts said on Wednesday. Ahead of the 2020 election, when Democrats will try to parlay support among women voters to oust Trump from office, the issue of abortion is already featuring prominently in many Democratic candidates' case to voters. Most of the Democrats seeking ...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Democrats, Ohio, Donald Trump, Trump, Alabama Georgia, Kay Ivey


U.S. abortion-rights activists vow to challenge landmark Alabama ban

U.S. abortion-rights activists on Wednesday vowed to challenge an Alabama bill banning abortion in almost all cases, including pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, that is part of an effort to get the Supreme Court to reconsider its 1973 ruling allowing it. The state's Republican governor, Kay Ivey, has a week to sign or veto the bill, which would become the nation's strictest anti-abortion law. Leana Wen, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said her group would ch...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Alabama, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Leana Wen, Kay Ivey


Republican Alabama governor mulling nation's strictest abortion law

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday was mulling whether to sign the United States' strictest abortion law, part of a multistate effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider women's constitutional right to abortion. The Republican governor is a strong opponent of abortion but has so far withheld comment on whether she would sign the bill. Legislation to restrict abortion rights has been introduced this year in 16 states, four of whose governors have signed bills banning abortion if an ...
Tags: Science, Alabama, United States, U S Supreme Court, Kay Ivey


This Marine Went to Boot Camp and Discovered He Had Cancer (He Beat It)

"Cancer took away everything, but it also gave me everything. It took away my mind, my body, my spirit, but it also gave me everything, because I realized we're not going to live forever, we're going to die one day."Lance Cpl. Caleb Eudy first stepped on the yellow footprints in 2016, and on April 26, he'll finally depart Parris Island, South Carolina as a United States Marine. Though recruit training is typically just three months long, for Eudy it was an uphill battle that took 956...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Marine Corps, Huntsville, Parris Island South Carolina, Eudy, Lance Cpl Caleb Eudy, Cpl Andrew Neumann


Alabama Senate debates bill banning nearly all abortions

If so, Alabama would become the latest in a procession of U.S. states to advance anti-abortion bills, part of a strategy by anti-abortion activists to get the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill was previously approved by the Alabama House of Representatives. Republican Governor Kay Ivey has withheld comment on whether she would sign it but generally is a strong opponent of abortion.
Tags: Science, Alabama, U S Supreme Court, Alabama Senate, Kay Ivey, Alabama House of Representatives Republican


Alabama teachers donate 100 vacation days to colleague so he can care for daughter fighting cancer

When an Alabama teacher needed more time off from work to care for his sickdaughter, his colleagues stepped up in a big way
Tags: Science, Alabama


Blue Origin strikes a deal with NASA to use a historic rocket test stand in Alabama

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture has signed an agreement with NASA for the use of a historic test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Under the terms of a Commercial Space Launch Act agreement, Blue Origin will upgrade and refurbish Test Stand 4670 to support testing of its BE-3U and BE-4 rocket engines, NASA said today. “This test stand once helped power NASA’s first launches to the moon, which eventually led to the emergence of an en...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Alabama, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Huntsville, Marshall Space Flight Center, Jim Morhard


Researchers interpret Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave

For the first time, a team of scholars and archaeologists has recorded and interpreted Cherokee inscriptions in Manitou Cave, Alabama. These inscriptions reveal evidence of secluded ceremonial activities at a time of crisis for the Cherokee, who were displaced from their ancestral lands and sent westward on the Trail of Tears in the 1830s.
Tags: Science, Alabama, Manitou Cave Alabama


Teens drop eloquent climate change testimony on Congress

There's a brand new committee in the U.S. House of Representatives -- the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis -- and the group used its first-ever hearing to call on four young environmental leaders to testify. Their age is particularly relevant, as these youthful citizens are destined to experience the worsening consequences of a globally disrupted climate.Two of the witnesses were teenagers, including 18-year-old Aji Piper, a plaintiff in the ongoing "children's climate lawsuit." Pi...
Tags: Europe, Science, Congress, Alabama, America, Nasa, Earth, House Of Representatives, United Nations, Palmer, Louisiana, Portland Oregon, North Carolina, Illinois, Piper, Michael Mann


Trump desperately wants the US in another space race that simply doesn’t exist

Donald Trump threw NASA for a loop shortly after taking office when he directed them to find a way to get humans back on the Moon. Putting astronauts on the Moon is obviously easier said than done, but NASA has been piecing together how such a mission might work ever since.Now, at a meeting of the National Space Council in Alabama this week, Trump ordered Mike Pence to light a fire under NASA and speed up the process. Repeatedly pointing out that he was essentially relaying the wishes of Trump, ...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, Russia, US, Alabama, Nasa, United States, International Space Station, Moon, European Space Agency, Donald Trump, Boeing, Roscosmos, Trump, Mike Pence


Senators block progressive Green New Deal proposal

The Senate on Tuesday voted down a procedural measure to advance the Green New Deal, a wide-reaching proposal that would address climate change. Forty-three Democrats voted "present" in protest of the measure, even though many of them have said that they support the framework of the resolution. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Angus King of Maine, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Doug Jones of Alabama voted no with the Republicans.
Tags: Science, Senate, Alabama, West Virginia, Maine, Arizona, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Doug Jones, Green New Deal


VP Mike Pence sets 5-year deadline for landing Americans at moon’s south pole

Vice President Mike Pence today called for American astronauts to return to the moon in five years, laying down a challenge comparable to the 1960s-era Space Race. "We're in a space race today, just as we were in the 1960s, and the stakes are even higher," Pence declared during a meeting of the National Space Council at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. He pointed to China's Chang'e-4 mission, which put a lander and a rover on the moon's far side in January. He ...
Tags: Science, China, Russia, Alabama, Nasa, Mike Pence, Chang, Marshall Space Flight Center, National Space Council


Tornado forecasting improves, but still deaths keep coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes in forecasting tornadoes you can get everything technically right, and yet it all goes horribly wrong. Three days before the killer Alabama tornado struck, government severe-storm meteorologists cautioned that conditions could be ripe for twisters on Sunday. Then, an hour before the tragedy, they warned that a strong tornado could occur […]
Tags: Science, News, Washington, Alabama, Ap, Nation


Like 'giant knife,' tornadoes slash eastern Alabama, killing 23

The tornadoes, spawned by a late-winter "supercell" thunderstorm, ripped through Lee County on Sunday with cyclonic winds of up to 170 miles (274 km) per hour, at step four of the six-step Enhanced Fujita (EF) scale of tornado strength. Mobile homes were tossed on their sides and ripped open, their contents strewn over a ravaged landscape littered with debris and gnarled, uprooted trees. There are slabs where homes formerly stood, debris everywhere, trees are snapped," Lee County Sheriff Jay J...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Lee County, Jay Jones, Enhanced Fujita EF


Like 'giant knife,' tornadoes scar Alabama, killing at least 23

Alabama residents and rescue workers on Monday dug through the remnants of homes destroyed by a spate of tornadoes that killed at least 23 people, including two children, the deadliest U.S. twisters in almost six years. The tornadoes ripped through Lee County on Sunday with winds of at least 150 miles per hour (240 kph), at the midpoint of the six-step Enhanced Fujita scale, which meteorologists use to measure tornado strength. At least two and as many as five tornadoes hit an area of eastern ...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Georgia, Lee County, Beauregard, Fujita


Alabama tornadoes kill 23, including 3 children; like 'giant knife'

The tornadoes ripped through Lee County on Sunday with winds of up to 170 miles per hour (274 km per hour), at step four of the six-step Enhanced Fujita scale, which meteorologists use to measure tornado strength. At least two tornadoes struck an area of eastern Alabama near the Georgia border in the space of a few hours on Sunday afternoon, with some of the worst damage in the tiny community of Beauregard, according to the National Weather Service. Mobile homes were tossed on their sides and ...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Georgia, Lee County, Beauregard, Fujita, National Weather Service Mobile


Alabama residents survey wreckage after tornadoes kill at least 23

The tornadoes ripped through Lee County on Sunday with winds of at least 150 miles per hour (240 kph), at the midpoint of the six-step Enhanced Fujita scale, which meteorologists use to measure tornado strength. At least two and as many as five tornadoes hit an area of eastern Alabama near the Georgia border in the space of a few hours on Sunday afternoon, with some of the worst damage in the tiny community of Beauregard, according to the National Weather Service. Mobile homes were tossed on t...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Georgia, Lee County, Beauregard, Fujita, National Weather Service Mobile


Alabama rescuers search for the missing after tornadoes kill at least 23

Rescuers in Alabama on Monday dug through the remnants of homes and businesses destroyed by a spate of tornadoes that killed at least 23 people, including children, the deadliest such storms to strike the United States in almost six years. The tornadoes ripped through Lee County on Sunday with winds of at least 150 miles per hour (240 kph), at the midpoint of the five-step Enhanced Fujita scale, which meteorologists use to measure tornado strength. At least two and as many as five tornadoes hi...
Tags: Science, Alabama, Georgia, United States, Lee County, Beauregard, Fujita


Alabama tornadoes kill at least 23, including children

The tornadoes ripped through the state's Lee County on Sunday with winds of at least 150 miles per hour (240 kph), at the midpoint of the five-step Enhanced Fujita scale, which meteorologists use to measure tornado strength. Mobile homes were tossed on their sides and ripped open, their contents strewn on the ground, live television images showed. There are slabs where homes formerly stood, debris everywhere, trees are snapped," Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told a morning news conference.
Tags: Science, Alabama, Lee County, Jay Jones, Fujita


At least 23 dead in Alabama tornadoes, winter not over for northeast

The storms inflicted their worst damage on Lee County, Alabama Sunday, an area that includes the state's largest city of Auburn, destroying numerous homes and businesses. Meanwhile, about 10 inches of snow was expected to fall in the New York City area by Monday morning with the arrival of another arctic blast, prompting all schools in the city to be closed and New Jersey to declare a state of emergency. Punishing cold winds will make it feel 15 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in Chicago Monday ...
Tags: National Weather Service, Science, New York City, Alabama, Chicago, New Jersey, Auburn, Lee County Alabama



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