Bill orders doctors to ‘reimplant ectopic pregnancy’ or face ‘abortion murder’ charges | US news | The Guardian

A bill to ban abortion introduced in the Ohio state legislature requires doctors to “reimplant an ectopic pregnancy” into a woman’s uterus, or face charges of “abortion murder”.

A procedure to reimplant an ectopic pregnancy does not exist in medical science, and this is the second time practicing obstetricians and gynecologists have tried to tell the Ohio legislators that the idea is currently medically impossible.

The move comes amid a wave of increasingly severe anti-abortion bills introduced across much of the country as conservative Republican politicians seek to ban abortion and force a legal showdown on abortion with the supreme court.

Ohio’s move on ectopic pregnancies – where an embryo implants on the mother’s fallopian tube rather than her uterus rendering the pregnancy unviable – is one of the most extreme bills to date.

“I don’t believe I’m typing this again but, that’s impossible,” wrote Ohio obstetrician and gynecologist Dr David Hackney on Twitter. “We’ll all be going to jail,” he said.

The new Ohio HB413, p.184: To avoid criminal charges, including murder, for abortion, a physician must “…[attempt to] reimplant an ectopic pregnancy into the women’s uterus”

I don’t believe I’m typing this again but, that’s impossible.
We’ll all be going to jail@ACOGAction

An ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening condition, which can kill a woman if the embryonic tissue grows unchecked.

In addition to ordering doctors to do the impossible or face criminal charges, House Bill 413 bans abortion outright and defines a fertilized egg as an “unborn child”.

It also appears to punish doctors, women and children as young as 13 with “abortion murder” if they “perform or have an abortion”. This crime is punishable by life in prison. Another new crime, “aggravated abortion murder”, is punishable by death, according to the bill.

The bill is sponsored by representatives Candice Keller and Ron Hood, and co-sponsored by 19 members of Ohio’s 99-member House.

Mike Gonidakis, the president of the anti-abortion group Ohio Right to Life, declined to comment on the bill, and said he was still reading the legislation because, it’s “approximately 700 pages long”. He said his office is “taking off the rest of the week for Thanksgiving”.

The Guardian also contacted the Susan B Anthony List, a national anti-abortion organization. The organization did not reply to a request for comment.

Keller, Hood and eight of the bill’s 19 co-sponsors did not reply to requests for comment. The Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association also did not reply to a request for comment.

Ohio passed a six-week abortion ban last summer. The “heartbeat bill”, as supporters called it, banned abortion before most women know they are pregnant. Reproductive rights groups immediately sued, and the bill never went into effect. Abortion is legal in all 50 US states.

In May, researcher Dr David Grossman argued reimplanting a fertilized egg or embryo is “pure science fiction” in a Twitter thread that went viral in May, when the bill was first introduced.

Hi @BeckerGOP, I’m a practicing ob-gyn and researcher on abortion and contraception, and thought you might want some help understanding ectopic pregnancy since your bill (HB182) gets some things wrong. I’ll clear up a few things in this thread.

“There is no procedure to reimplant an ectopic pregnancy,” said Dr Chris Zahn, vice-president of practice activities at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. “It is not possible to move an ectopic pregnancy from a fallopian tube, or anywhere else it might have implanted, to the uterus,” he said.

“Reimplantation is not physiologically possible. Women with ectopic pregnancies are at risk for catastrophic hemorrhage and death in the setting of an ectopic pregnancy, and treating the ectopic pregnancy can certainly save a mom’s life,” said Zahn.

Secret video shot inside German testing lab shows monkeys screaming out in pain – World News – Mirror Online

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Horrible video showing monkeys screaming suffering inside a German laboratory has actually prompted require an adjustment to EU legislations.

The traumatic video clip, released by animal civil liberties activists, likewise shows pet cats and pets that appear to be bleeding and also dying after undertaking terrible examinations.

The video clip was secretly shot inside Research laboratory of Phramacology and Toxicology (LPT) in Hamburg, by a covert employee from organisations Soko Tierschutz and also Viciousness Free International (CF)I).

The apes are seen sobbing like newborn babies while they hang from steel harnesses strapped to their necks.

When they are not strapped in they are pressed right into little cages leading to them going mix crazy.

Friedrich Mülln from Soko Tierschutz claimed: “The animals were also still wagging their tails when they were being required eliminated, the canines were determined for human contact.

“The worst therapy was kept for the monkeys. The macaques type of monkeys are small, relatively light primates, which are commonly made use of for pet experiments at LPT.

“They are maintained in cramped problems in tiny cages. Most of the animals have created uncontrollable propensities and also are seen going round in circles.”

The eight-minute video also shows toxicology tests being carried out on cats, pet dogs as well as rabbits, leaving them in a highly distressed state.

According to CFI, the examinations involve poisoning animals to see just how much of a chemical or drug it takes to trigger major harm, in an effort to gauge what a ‘safe’ dosage for human beings may be.

They claim the animals are injected with or made to eat or inhale increasing amounts of a material to measure the harmful effects.

The horrific results consist of vomiting, interior bleeding, breathing distress, high temperature, weight management, sleepiness, skin troubles, organ failure and also fatality.

CFI claim pets are not provided pain alleviation or anaesthetics. The covert employee claimed personnel are not educated animal carers and were often terrible towards the animals.

They claimed they observed beagles bleeding after the experiments in which pipes forced were down their throat as they were offered pills.

Michelle Thew, CFI president, is requiring the legislations to be transformed.

He stated:”Our examination has actually discovered dreadful pet suffering, poor care, bad techniques and also breaches of European and German regulation.

“We are asking for LPT to be shut.

“We are additionally requiring a thorough testimonial into making use of animals in regulatory toxicity testing in Europe, consisting of the UK.

“Every examination, consistently, shows a comparable tale of torment and also neglect of the legislation.”

An on the internet request has been released by lobbyist Carolin Iding that requires LPT to

be shut down. It claims: “The recent research by the SOKO Animal Well-being to LPT shows again in dreadful photos and video recordings that in my city pets are tortured and abused.

When I think about just how pets are enduring behind the wall surfaces of the LPT now and also experiencing heck on earth right now, everything in me agreements.

“No living thing is worthy of to be dealt with like that as well as die like that!”

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So far it has actually gotten greater than 41,000 signatures given that it was introduced on October 11.

LPT is a family-owned business that executes toxicity screening for pharmaceutical, commercial and agro-chemical business internationally to ensure products meet the requirements of federal governments as well as governing authorities.

Mirror Online has actually spoken to LPT for a remark.

El Paso Suspect Patrick Crusius: Trump Fan Was Anti-‘Race Mixing’ | News One

The suspect in a deadly mass shooting at a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday was widely identified on the internet as a young white man whose social media activity showed support and sympathy for the president’s apparent white nationalist agenda. The name and photos of a man purported to be Patrick Crusius quickly circulated across Twitter in the hours after the shooting that first began outside a Walmart store at Cielo Vista Mall was first reported. If those reports were accurate, Crusius, allegedly a Texas native, just turned 21 last week.

Washington Examiner reporter Anna Giaritelli tweeted a photo of the suspect she said law enforcement identified as being Patrick Crusius.

A law enforcement official in El Paso told me the Walmart shooter is in custody. Patrick Crusius of Dallas. Just turned 21 years old this week.

— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) August 3, 2019

While officials did not immediately announce the identity of the shooter, the Washington Examiner reported that “A law enforcement source in El Paso told the Washington Examiner that 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius from Dallas, Texas, has been taken into custody.”

A manifesto purportedly written by Crusius, perhaps even in the hours before the shooting attack that according to one report left at least 15 people dead, was left behind. Pages of the manifesto included anti-immigrant rhetoric with the author going into depth on why he is “against race mixing,” supports the idea to “send them back” and offering a prediction of “genocide.”

El Paso shooter clearly outlined his motives, political views, biography, and outlined his gear for the day of the attack on his computer.

Below is some of the manifesto he has written out prior to the attack today: #ElPaso #walmartshooting. His name is patrick crusius

— call_me_ricky_ (@Rickyh180) August 3, 2019

Social media accounts allegedly belonging to Crusius were reportedly scrubbed in the hours before the attack at a mall.

But at least one tweet, apparently preserved by someone controlling an Twitter account, seemed to show he was in support of building President ‘s wall along the nation’s southern border.

Patrick Crusius wanted to build a wall. Hmm

— JAM CITY Antifascist Action (@JamCityAntifa) August 3, 2019

The Shooter in El Paso according to a Sargent on the scene says the shooter is Patrick Crusius

If this is true, the Twitter account associated with Patrick is full of Trump and MAGA related postings.

Another right wing extremist motivated by xenophobia

— Davis Schmiven (@WheresMyArk_23) August 3, 2019

The El Paso shooting was the second mass shooting in as many weeks reportedly attributed to white supremacists. Just last week, killed multiple people attending the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California. That shooting and Saturday’s shooting in El Paso were the latest in a growing string of attempted and carried-out mass shootings attributed to overt pro-white racism that has soared since Trump was elected.

Similar to reports about Saturday’s shooter, Legan left behind social media posts that show he may have been a white supremacist or at least sympathized with the racist movement. The final social media post Legan made prior to the July 28 shooting endorsed a book that has been widely tied to white supremacist hate groups and ideology.

“Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to cater to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white twats?” Legan wrote on a post to his now-deleted Instagram account before plugging the text “Might Is Right” by Ragnar Redbeard.

“Might Is Right” has been banned in multiple countries and essentially advocates for social Darwinism, or the idea that members of certain races or ethnicities are inherently better equipped for survival than others. Though the true author of the book is unknown, it first appeared in the 19th century and argued that the “white race” was biologically superior.


Real Media Literacy: Spotting a Fake News Story

In 2019, the prevalence of fake news and disinformation online is causing many educators to rethink how they teach critical thinking skills to students.

Do your students know how to “read” a news story they’ve come across on a website or in social media and evaluate the information the creators have presented?

Increasingly today, the ability to analyze and evaluate the techniques by the fake news creators is more important than ever. But are students receiving sufficient coaching and practice in questioning what they read?

Reading Laterally

Experts are now recommending that students read laterally, as opposed to vertically.  Lateral reading involves “the act of verifying what you’re reading as you’re reading it.” (Source)

For example, imagine you come across a data point on screen-time for children. Maybe the statistic sounds far-fetched (e.g., “Children ages 8-14 spend an average of 12.6 hours a day staring at a screen). Instead of continuing to read by either accepting the data without consideration or being skeptical and eroding the credibility of everything else you read from then on, ‘lateral reading’ would have you stop and fact-check that data point. (TeachThought)

Researchers from Stanford University agree and say that  today’s students must become like fact checkers. They observe that “lateral readers don’t spend time on the page or site until they’ve first gotten their bearings by looking at what other sites and resources say about the source at which they are looking.” (Source)  Want to know more? Download the free eBook Web Literacy for Student Factcheckers.

Deconstructing Any Media Content

Those of us in media literacy have recommended students ask these questions about all media messages, including those online:

These are important critical thinking questions, and you can locate a number of infographics online which use these questions, and others, all of which are designed to jump start student skepticism.

I recommend you post one of these “pay attention!” infographics at every computer at school. See for example the CRAAP Detection infographic or the HOW TO SPOT FAKE NEWS Infographic.

Lesson Idea: Teaching With Examples

Beginning in 2016, a number of news stories about the explosion of “fake news” have referenced the importance of incorporating media literacy instruction in our schools.

Here is an approach I have found useful. I take a “fake news” webpage or site, create a handout from it, and engage either teachers or students in an exercise where they are challenged to identify the techniques used to fool the visitor. In addition, I ask students to consider some media literacy-oriented critical thinking questions about the site and its contents.

I have converted a notorious fake website page (below) into a one page handout (you can download here) to provide a show-and-tell for you.

Website page recovered via the Wayback Machine (

Will your students know instantly that this website content is fake?  Let’s do some analysis that models the “lateral thinking” strategy.

► Using the Obama “news” story above (click to enlarge), let’s start with the URL address. It is:

The source appears at first glance to be ABC NEWS, but notice the domain name .co indicating the country of Colombia in South America. A quick check on Google shows the real ABC News does not include a country designation in its URL.

► Second, have students study the fake ABC NEWS logo and compare it to the logo found at It resembles the real ABC News emblem, but it uses a detectably different font and different shape. It’s been designed to fool unsuspecting or inattentive readers and transfer the news organization’s credibility to this fake content.

► Third, have students locate the name of the author. Is/was Jimmy Rustling a real reporter for ABC NEWS? Do some quick searching to find out.

► Fourth, have students consider the headline.  At the time this story appeared online, a reader should have asked themselves: Have I seen, read or heard anywhere else, from any other news source, that the President signed such an executive order? If not, does that make sense? This should be another red flag.

► Next, have your students consider the photo. In this case, it is a real image of Obama signing an executive order. By conducting a Google Image search (using a search string like “President Obama signs executive order”), students may be able to discover the exact image and read the authentic caption associated with it, revealing that this image has been appropriated for false use.

► Readers could also do a simple search for “Executive Order 13738” mentioned in the article and discover at the Federal Register website that the real EO was an amendment to an earlier EO regarding fair pay and safe workplaces. Nothing to do with the Pledge.

► Finally, ask students to notice the dateline, Washington DC, followed by the letters AP, which stand for the Associated Press news agency.  By citing AP, a venerable and respected media service, the author again hopes the unsuspecting reader will not question the story’s authenticity. In this case, a quick search of stories for the date range shown will help confirm it’s a fake.

To learn more about this particular fake news story – and about a good resource to share with students – visit this post at the website, which suggests the post was “satirical” because it contained some nonsense text in the second half of the story. You might ask students if they would typically read that far or would (at most) depend on headline, photo, and the first few paragraphs.

Another fact-checking source,, described the story as “an old hoax” used by “malware spreaders.” A Google search on the day I’ve posted this article revealed that some extremist websites still present this story as true.

A Healthy Skepticism

With the 2020 election season underway, fake news and deceptive social media posts, photos and videos are expected to become commonplace. It is more important than ever that educators consider how to best help 21st century “digital natives” acquire the critical thinking and “healthy skepticism” skills they will need today and tomorrow to function as citizens.

Other Resources

Frank W Baker is a media literacy educator and consultant. His book Close Reading The Media: Literacy Lessons and Activities for Every Month of the School Year (Routledge, 2018) has been recommended by the School Library Journal. (Use discount code MWEB1 at checkout on for 20% off.)