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Texas woman: I'm being out through 'torture' thanks to state's abortion law
Kylie Beaton, a Texas woman, was excited to have her second child but is now in a medical nightmare, as her pregnancy carries a rare and lethal fetal anomaly — and doctors are unable to end the pregnancy thanks to some of the most extreme anti-abortion laws in the nation, reported ABC News on Monday.
"According to a report from her doctor, Beaton's baby has a rare, severe condition impacting the development of its brain, but she is unable to access abortion care in her home state," reported Nadine El-Bawab.
Beaton told ABC that he is suffering dearly due to her state's abortion restrictions.
"To have a woman go through so much torture along the way that's going to stay with them forever," she said. "Whatever the case may be, you have to look at things from a different perspective."
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Texas has three separate abortion bans on the books: the legacy abortion ban that Roe v. Wade had enjoined prior to being reversed last year, a "trigger law" designed to take effect upon the reversal of that ruling, and a civil "bounty hunting" law that lets anyone sue a person who "facilitates" a woman procuring an abortion past six weeks of gestation, before many women even know they are pregnant.
These bans make exceptions to protect a mother's life, but that does not include lethal fetal anomalies.
"Beaton, who has a 4-year-old daughter with her husband, Seth, said the couple had been actively trying to get pregnant when they conceived the unviable pregnancy," said the report. "Seth had been hospitalized with COVID pneumonia in June 2021. When he was finally released six months later, the couple started trying to have a baby right away, Beaton said. Beaton has polycystic ovary syndrome, which can make it harder for women to get pregnant, so it was all the more joyful when she learned their efforts were successful."
At 20 weeks, an ultrasound discovered the fetus has alobar holoprosencephaly, a condition where the brain doesn't properly develop into two hemispheres and the head is filling with "empty fluid." If it is successfully delivered, the baby will live, at most, a few weeks.
This comes as another Texas woman, Lauren Miller, describes how she had to be airlifted to Colorado for an abortion as one of her twins in utero was developing abnormally and endangering the life of the other.
Videos and images taken in Michigan and leaked online by the non-profit group Unicorn Riot show members of the white nationalist group Patriot Front standing around a bonfire preparing to burn Pride flags, Click on Detroit reported.
“We will destroy your symbols of all that you worship. To think we will lay down and perish, you are mistaken. Burn ‘em,” A masked man says as other members of the group drop begin burning the flags. The group of just over a dozen then breaks into song -- the Nazi anthem “Blood and Soil” to the tune of “Auld Lang Syne.”
The video is one of many leaked by the group, had not been previously seen in Michigan before they were leaked. Many of the videos and images are from as far back as 2021. Another video shows Patriot Front member spraying white paint over the eyes and mouth of a Native American man depicted in a mural in Detroit’s Lincoln Art Park.
“Pretty sure this is something Native American related,” a man in the video is heard saying.
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“And it’s satanic,” said another.
“If we see a [expletive] Star of David, I don’t care how high risk it is. We’re covering that [expletive] up,” one member said.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Michigan’s Regional Director Carolyn Normandin said that there were more than 163 incidents of white supremacy propaganda reported to their office in 2021. "138 of them were from Patriot Front,” Normandin said. “It’s a big problem.”
“[Patriot Front has] several hundred members across the country. When you say several hundred that doesn’t seem like a lot of people. But when you think about what they’re trying to do, they’re trying to propagandize and espouse racism and antisemitism and intolerance,” Normandin said “It doesn’t take very many people. It just takes dedicated individuals.”
As Click on Detroit points out, hate crimes have been on the rise in major American cities. "In 2022, preliminary police data from at least six metropolitan areas recorded levels not seen since the 1990s, according to a new report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino," Click on Detroit's report stated.
Read the full report over at Click on Detroit.
Rice University Historian Douglas Brinkley on Monday heaped scorn on former President Donald Trump and predicted he would go down as the most criminal of all American presidents.
Appearing on CNN, Brinkley broke down past presidents or presidential candidates who have faced legal consequences, including Eugene Debs and former President Donald Clinton.
However, he said that neither of those men had anything on what Trump is facing.
"What's happening here to Donald Trump is that he is going to be indicted, as an ex-president, it looks like, on a number of felony charges with Stormy Daniels just leading the pack," he said, referring to potential indictments related to Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his mishandling of top-secret government documents. "It's all unsavory, it's all confusing. My fear is that there's so many coming around him at once people are going to simply think it's a political takedown."
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Brinkley emphasized, however, that these indictments are a reaction to Trump's unprecedented behavior.
"We've never had a president like Trump before, one without military service, one that claimed... to be a businessperson, but really just ran his own father's operation and expanded it," he said. "You know, he is the king of the double impeachment and very likely he will be the first, you know, originator of the double indictment."
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