Senate Bill Would Limit Government Role In Reproductive Health Issues

first_imgSenate Bill Would Limit Government Role In Reproductive Health IssuesJanuary 22, 2019, Victoria RatliffTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS—Two years ago, Ali Brown found herself needing emergency contraceptive services after becoming pregnant while a copper intrauterine device, or IUD, was still in place.Her regular physician was unavailable to see her for at least two weeks, so Brown turned to Planned Parenthood and received treatment within 24 hours. And without that quick treatment, she said she wouldn’t have been able to deliver a healthy son.That is why Brown was at the Statehouse Tuesday as part of a press event to support Senate Bill 589, which would grant all Hoosiers complete reproductive freedom.Ali Brown talked about her experience with Planned Parenthood when she needed medical services quickly. Photo by Carolina Puga Mendoza, TheStatehouseFile.comIt was the 46thanniversary of the historic Supreme Court case, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion across the country. As the press event continued inside the Statehouse, anti-abortion advocates from Indiana March for Life protested outside the building.“My vision is to build an Indiana where families thrive in safe and healthy communities,” said Sen. Jean Breaux, D-Indianapolis, who authored SB 589 with the goal of helping Hoosiers like Brown get the medical services they need.Rev. Anastassia Zinke, senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Indianapolis, said that reproductive rights shouldn’t be a matter of politics. She has been asked to counsel women, men, and couples who attend her church as they made hard decisions about their reproductive health.“I have yet to meet a person who is asking his or her legislator to play this role,” Zinke said.She wants Hoosiers to make their own decisions about the reproductive health and doesn’t want them determined by legislators in Indianapolis, who do not face these issues daily.Breaux agrees.“It is my hope that we stop playing politics with our health and our lives, and instead work together to shape an Indiana where we strengthen families by protecting Hoosier rights,” she said.Tracey Wilkinson, assistant professor of pediatrics at Indiana University, said that Hoosiers should have control over whether they want certain reproductive health services or not.“Hoosiers, not politicians, should be the ones making decisions about their contraception, pregnancy, abortion, adoption, and parenting,” she said.Three bills have been filed in the current legislative session to limit abortion services, including House Bill 1430 which dictates that human life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by human sperm and Senate Bill 210 makes it legal for a health care provider to refuse abortion services if it violates their religious, moral or ethical beliefs.Breaux’s bill has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee, however, it has not been scheduled for a hearing. The anti-abortion House bills have been assigned to the Public Policy Committee and SB 210 has been assigned to the Health and Provider Services Committee. There have been no hearings scheduled on any of the bills.FOOTNOTES: Victoria Ratliff is a reporter for, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

American Mayor tells Donegal companies his city is open for business

first_imgThe Mayor of Worcester in the US, Joseph Petty, has told Donegal companies that they are open to business.Mayor Petty welcomed civic leaders, businesses and officials from the North West region of Ireland who arrived in Massachusetts yesterday to showcase the region as a prime location for business and to look at new opportunities for companies wishing to expand their business trade links in the US market.In his welcoming address Mayor Petty said Worcester was open for business to companies from Ireland North West and praised the co-ordinated efforts of both Councils and the support agencies in putting forward a strong case for building relations between Ireland North West and Worcester, and the wider Massachusetts region. The delegation which is jointly led by Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Mayor Alderman Hilary McClintock, the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Terence Slowey, along with officers from both Councils, local businesses and participating organisations such as Udaras na Gaeltachta, Ulster University, Letterkenny Institute of Technology and the North West Regional College.While the visit has a trade and investment focus, it also features strongly on education and culture and the good work that has been done over the years to develop linkages between the City of Boston and the wider Massachusetts knowledge corridor.Speaking following their arrival in Worcester, Seamus Neely CEO with Donegal County Council said the 17 companies who joined the delegation had added a new dimension to the joint delegation. They include companies from the digital tech, education, agri-food sectors and creative industries who are delighted to get the opportunity to source business in US export markets.Derry City and Strabane District Council CEO John Kelpie said the collaboration between all agencies was key to promoting Ireland North West as a good place to do business. During their visit, the delegation will launch a new video and brochure showcasing the North West region as a location for business and investment and will attend meetings with businesses, potential investors and key influencers, as well as visit a number of sites such as Harvard and the State House and will participate in the Golden Bridges Conference.One of the businesses included as part of the delegation is Qubizm, which creates radical and innovative resources for the teaching and learning of mathematics. The company’s founder Franz Schlindwein, himself a former secondary head of mathematics, is confident this US visit will allow him to showcase his first product – Izak9, to the US market, highlighting the importance of making math education more fun and rewarding for students, especially in the context of the challenges currently faced by US schools in delivering the common core math curriculum. While Izak9 is already getting some traction internationally, he is very keen to explore the opportunity the US market presents and to meet with organisations and individuals involved in math/STEM education, especially the teaching universities.Another company that has travelled as part of the delegation is Modern Democracy, a Derry based digital technology provider that produces a unique digital democracy platform and consultancy packages to help electoral service professionals improve and transform service delivery. The company’s founder Siobhan Donaghy says the US trade visit is the perfect platform for the company to meet with decision makers in electoral management in the US and to look at competitors operating in the US. She says: “It is our vision to become the leader in the digital transformation of democratic services nationally and internationally and being part of this NW trade mission is a key opportunity for us to showcase our innovative solutions and share our expertise with the elections industry in the US. We are really excited about the meetings that have been set up for us and are very keen to make the most of this fantastic opportunity to sell our products directly to State and City government election officials.”John McNamara from Sendmode at CoLab LYIT specialises in mobile marketing, mobile vouchers and SMS marketing. He says he plans to use the visit to research the feasibility of the US market and its potential to help maintain growth in his business.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Alderman Hilary McClintock says the mission will build on the region’s cultural, political and economic linkages while the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Terence Slowey says it will allow the region to tell its unique story and showcase the area’s attributes as a good place to do business. For further information visit>.The companies travelling as part of the delegation are as follows:GoWalkTalk; Gartan Technologies; Irish Gap Year; Irish Fish Canners; Qubizm; SLM Connect; Consilium Education; SLM Connect; Oideas Gael; Hanna Hats; Kelsius; Sendmode; Modern Democracy; Kinnegar Brewing; Studio Donegal; O’Donnell’s Bakery; Randox; Donegal Socks; O’Neill’s Sportswear.Follow us on twitter @dcsdc @donegalcouncil #IrelandNWMass2016 American Mayor tells Donegal companies his city is open for business was last modified: November 14th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Harrison to make return to ring

first_imgAudley Harrison is to return to boxing in a 10-rounder against Chelsea’s Ali Adams in Brentwood on 14 April.It will be the Wembley heavyweight’s first fight since losing a one-sided world title clash with David Haye in November 2010.Harrison, 40, was crowned Olympic champion in 2000 but has been much maligned during his professional career, and the third-round stoppage by Haye was his fifth defeat.“Anyone can lose but I didn’t lose with dignity. I was never going to retire after that performance,” said Harrison.“I’ll have too much for Ali Adams. I intend to show I still have a future in the game.”Adams, who was born in Iraq, is 10 years younger than Harrison and has a record of 13-3-1.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

How Much Fresh Air Does Your Home Need?

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has had a residential ventilation standard since 2003, when ASHRAE 62.2 (“Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings”) was first approved for publication. (For more information on providing fresh air for homes, see Designing a Good Ventilation System.)Until recently, the basic ventilation rate formula established by ASHRAE 62.2 back in 2003 — 7.5 cfm per person plus 1 cfm per 100 square feet — has remained unchanged. (The standard assumes that the number of occupants in a home equals the number of bedrooms plus one.)However, the latest (2013) version of ASHRAE 62.2 includes a significant change in the decade-old ventilation formula. Under the new formula, high-performance homes will need to be ventilated at a higher rate, namely 7.5 cfm per person plus 3 cfm per 100 square feet. This means that for a tightly built 2,400-square-foot home with 3 bedrooms, the minimum airflow rate of the ventilation equipment has jumped 89%, from 54 cfm to 102 cfm.This new formula has been criticized by some building scientists, especially those who have long argued that even the older formula — the one specifying a lower ventilation rate — was probably too high. The most prominent critic of the new formula is Joseph Lstiburek, a principal of the Building Science Corporation in Massachusetts and one of the original members of the ASHRAE committee that developed the 62.2 standard.One of the most prominent defenders of the new formula is Max Sherman, a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the former chairperson of the ASHRAE 62.2 committee. (Sherman is also a Holladay Distinguished Fellow, an ASHRAE honorific named after my grandfather.)The 2010 version (and earlier versions) of ASHRAE 62.2 asserted that the (old) formula used to determine the minimum airflow rate of ventilation equipment was based on the assumption that all homes deserve an “infiltration credit” of… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

Ateneo holds off NU to keep perfect slate

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City After taking a slim two-point lead at the end of the third, 67-65, the Blue Eagles ramped it up in the fourth going on a 15-5 run with Matt Nieto capping it off with a booming triple 2:22 left that gave Ateneo an 82-70 lead.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said it was NU’s zone defense that forced them to create shots from distance, and it was a challenge they had to respond to.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“NU played hard, they came up with a game plan, they switched defenses on us and they zoned us a lot,” said Arespacochaga. “We kind of expected and it was just a matter of telling our players to just read the defense.”Ateneo used a strong three-point shooting to slowly distance itself from the Bulldogs with the Blue Eagles converting 11 of their 32 attempts from deep while holding NU to just three three-pointers. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “We hit 34 percent from three-point range so I think we did a good job of not getting rattled by their defense.”Thirdy Ravena led the Blue Eagles with 15 points, eight boards, and two steals while Jolo Mendoza and Matt Nieto added 10 points apiece.J-Jay Alejandro put up a game-high 22 points to go along seven rebounds, five assists, and three steals to lead NU while Issa Gaye had eight points and 14 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo kept its immaculate card in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after turning back a strong stand from National U, 85-72, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles hiked their unbeaten run 9-0 while the Bulldogs slid 3-6 and stay unmoved at sixth place.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View comments Court allows Ricafort to continue playing for UP MOST READ Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNPlast_img read more

Smalling Were showing that winning attitude

first_imgChris Smalling believes Manchester United’s revival could be linked to the rediscovery of the standards set by legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.United came from behind to record a 2-1 victory at Bournemouth making it the third time in four matches they have recovered from a losing position.Referring to those once-famous characteristics, Smalling, 28, disclosed via Belfast: “We’re showing that attitude, never giving in and you can see that coming out.“No matter how bad that first half was, that second half we all believed we can go and win. It’s a great feeling and it’s bringing us closer together.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“As games are getting tougher and tougher they’re closer than ever, and it’s often coming down to fine margins, who can give that added burst in the last five minutes. We’re going to win a lot of points that way.“We know we’re going into a very tough week now but we can come out with some good results and it can be seen as a good month, considering (October) was probably one of our toughest months.“We have to stick together. This is a club that is talked about more than any other and we as players need to stick together and ride out the tough times and stay together in the good and try to keep them flowing as much as we can.“We knew that three points was a must because we have to move up that table.”last_img read more

City Council Candidate Packets Available At Kenai Soldotna City Hall

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Candidate packets are available at Kenai, Soldotna City Hall. The primary election for the state of Alaska begins in mid-August but absentee ballots can be completed as early as the beginning of next month. In a campaign disclosure from the State of Alaska, Campaign Disclosure Law (AS 15.13) applies to all municipal candidates, and requires detailed reports disclosing all campaign contributions and expenditure activities. All campaign reports are filed directly with the Alaska Public Office Commission (APOC). The Regular Election will be held on October 1. The candidate packet consists of a nominating petition, the city of Kenai requires that each candidate has to obtain 20 signatures of registered voters of the city of Kenai, and that has to be submitted with a financial closure statement and declaration of candidacy For information on the Regular Election please visit the Regular Election Information page. For additional information please call the City Clerk at 907-262-9107.last_img read more