The closest abortion clinic to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, is 43 miles away. To qualify for a medical abortion at the Little Rock Aldersgate Road Health Center (the only kind of abortion available) a person needs to be less than two weeks along and make two visits to the clinic—one for an information session and one to get the pill. If this clinic is booked, the next closest clinic is in Tennessee, which has a whole different set of rules around abortion. advertisement advertisement To help women navigate the increasingly complex landscape of abortion laws, Planned Parenthood has launched a new tool demystifying the rules in each state. When visitors now go to Planned Parenthood’s website, they’ll see a section called “Abortion Care Finder.” People can now search for all nearby clinics—not just Planned Parenthood-affiliated ones—with abortion services. When searching, the website will ask for a person’s age, zip code, and the last … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood’s new tool can help navigate the dizzying world of abortion laws
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Being a teen is hard. No one looks their best, everyone is horny, and almost no one knows what the hell they’re doing. Adolescence is made more difficult by bad information, often received from well intentioned friends on everything from dating to sex, if not a total dearth of it. advertisement advertisement To get teens answers to all their questions–even the ones they’re most embarrassed to ask–Planned Parenthood teamed up with digital agency Work & Co to develop Roo: a helpful chatbot that will answer questions on everything from relationships to sexually transmitted diseases. The bot is a winner of Fast Company‘s 2019 World Changing Ideas winners in the Consumer Products category. If you ask Roo about red bumps, it will respond that you may have an ingrown hair or a sexually transmitted disease and direct you to see your doctor. The bot will also ask if you want more information and if you say yes, it will direct you to series … [Read more...] about Planned Parenthood’s Roo chatbot will answer all your most embarrassing sex questions
Even for Sonic the Hedgehog, that was pretty fast. advertisement advertisement No sooner did Paramount roll out a trailer highlighting the Sega cinematic hero’s new and improved CGI this morning than the internet embraced it as meme fodder. As some readers may recall, back in May the studio caved in to fan demand for a less creepy iteration of the loop-running coin seeker. Sonic purists had bristled at everything from the speedy hedgehog’s eyes (too small!) to his chompers (too human-like!)—and they were not quiet about it either. Cut to six months later, and today’s trailer demonstrates what a difference a difference can make. I can’t believe how good Sonic looks now. Man fully had a glow up & actually looks like himself now! pic.twitter.com/xwaoNMUsGV — Jon (@MrDalekJD) November 12, 2019 The new Sonic is so visually superior, it’s even inspiring conspiracy theories. Of course, what would 2019 be if such a stark disparity … [Read more...] about Sonic the Hedgehog’s makeover has already become a meme
On November 4, the Trump administration formally notified the United Nations that it planned to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change, which 196 countries adopted in 2015. The pact is designed to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in this century, and if possible, to limit the increase to 1.5°C. Boston University international relations scholar Henrik Selin explains how U.S. withdrawal will affect the prospects for avoiding the worst effects of global warming. advertisement advertisement 1. What is the process for a country to leave the Paris Agreement? President Trump announced in the summer of 2017 that he intended to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, as he had pledged during the 2016 campaign. The agreement was adopted in 2015 and entered into international legal force on November 4, 2016. Article 28 of the agreement stipulates that a member can begin a formal … [Read more...] about The U.S. is now officially leaving the Paris climate accord: What’s next?