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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Her water had broken. By the time she arrived at the hospital, she had lost too much amniotic fluid for her son to survive -- but hospital staff didn't tell her that. read more

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a horrifying bill Wednesday that will let the state take transgender minors away from their families if they are receiving gender-affirming care. The new law will allow the state to take custody of a child if they have been "subjected to or [are] threatened with being subjected to" gender-affirming care, which includes puberty blockers and hormone replacement therapy. Florida courts could modify custody agreements from a different state if the minor is likely to receive gender-affirming care in that second state. The text refers to gender-affirming care as "sex-reassignment prescriptions or procedures" and qualifies this care as a form of "physical harm."

Friday, May 12, 2023

A detainee held in the US prison camp at Guantnamo Bay who was used as a human guinea pig in the CIA's post-9/11 torture program has produced the most comprehensive and detailed account yet seen of the brutal techniques to which he was subjected.

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

Deborah Dorbert's son Milo died in her arms on March 3, shortly after he was born, just as her doctors had predicted he would. "He gasped for air a couple of times when I held him," said Dorbert, 33. "I watched my child take his first breath, and I held him as he took his last one." She said her pregnancy was proceeding normally until November, when, at 24 weeks, an ultrasound showed that the fetus did not have kidneys and that she had hardly any amniotic fluid. read more

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Rodgers, a trans woman, had applied to play in the lower-tier tournament with the Kilsyth Cobras, sparking a backlash and prompting BA to convene a panel to make ruling. The panel " made up of BA chief medical officer Peter Harcourt, Olympian Suzy Batkovic and sport and exercise physician Diana Robinson " decided Rodgers was ineligible to play. A BA statement said the "eligibility of prospective elite level transgender athletes" was decided "on a case-by-case basis, accounting for and balancing a range of factors".


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