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Doctors refuse to treat women as walking medical experiments under Utah’s new extreme anti-abortion law

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Utah passed a law last year that maintained fetuses feel pain. Thus, before an abortion, women are now required to have some form of “fetal anesthesia.” The problem is that it’s never been done before and doctors aren’t sure how to anesthetize a fetus without giving women unnecessary painkillers.

There’s no scientific evidence that a fetus can feel pain, but lawmakers in Utah have decided that it is true and they needed to take action. According to Jezebel, the law also requires that the procedure require an anesthesiologist to put the fetus under.

Dr. Torres described it as being like experimenting on her patients.

“You’re asking me to invent a procedure that doesn’t have any research to back it up,” she told the New York Times last year while lawmakers were considering the bill. Torres currently serves as the physician serving Utah’s two abortion clinics.

She along with six other doctors don’t know how to implement the procedure the law mandates, so they simply haven’t. They’re not complying with the law out of spite, rather there is no direction in the law for how to do a procedure no one has ever heard of, the AP reported.

Gov. Gary Herbert (R-UT) urged doctors to learn the procedure from the attorney general. Not only is the attorney general not a doctor, a spokesman for his office told the AP that their office doesn’t “specifically regulate doctors in Utah.”

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He referred them to the Utah Department of Public Health. The spokesman for their office said that they didn’t have any guidance for doctors because the law “didn’t task us with doing that.”

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New details revealed in the bizarre story of Jerry Falwell Jr, a pool boy and ‘compromising photographs’

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The New York Times has put together a lengthy report about the utterly bizarre circumstances surrounding Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., former Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen, a former pool boy, and purportedly "compromising photographs."

The story begins in 2012 when Falwell and his wife enjoyed a stay at the Fontainebleau, a Florida luxury resort known for topless sunbathing and a massive underground nightclub described by one travel guide as "30,000 square feet of unadulterated fun."

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Viewers revolt after Meghan McCain slurs Joy Behar: ‘Go back to Fox News’

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Meghan McCain dropped the B-word on air during an argument with Joy Behar, and social media users were just as shocked as the "The View" studio audience.

She and co-host Joy Behar were arguing over Trump supporters when McCain blew up.

“Being the sacrificial Republican every day,” she said. “I’m just trying to — don’t feel bad for me, bitch. I’m paid to do this, okay? Don’t feel bad for me.”

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Florida Republicans concoct a new scheme to make it harder for students to vote

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Florida Republicans do not want to make voting easy for college students — a demographic that leans heavily Democratic.

Former GOP Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Gov. Rick Scott, took that to the extreme in 2014, with an order banning county election officials from setting up any early voting sites on college campuses. Last year, following a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters, federal District Judge Mark Walker struck down that order as an unconstitutional burden on students' voting rights. As a result, some 60,000 people were able to vote early on 11 college campuses in Florida in 2018.

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