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Trump officials discussed forcing undocumented teen girl to undergo ‘reversed’ abortion: lawsuit

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Officials at the Office of Refugee Resettlement last year discussed forcing an undocumented immigrant teenager to undergo a medically unproven procedure that is intended to “reverse” the process of getting a chemical abortion.

Vice News reports that Scott Lloyd, a Trump appointee who heads up the agency that oversees undocumented minors who come into the United States without a parent, discussed forcing an undocumented teenage girl to be treated with the hormone progesterone as a way to “reverse” a chemical abortion she was having.

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Lloyd admitted that this procedure was discussed during a deposition that was part of a lawsuit filed against the Trump administration by the American Civil Liberties Union.

In his deposition, Lloyd says he “may have” discussed the procedure, although the attorney questioning him subsequently got him to acknowledge that he discussed it with his transition staff and attorneys.

When asked why he would discuss such a procedure, he replied that it would be “to save the life of the baby.”

In addition to this, the publication writes that “emails obtained by Vice News… also mention progesterone explicitly and show that officials had questions about the feasibility of using it ‘for the purpose of aborting a chemical abortion process.'”

There is no evidence that Trump administration officials actually forced the undocumented teen to undergo the procedure, which Vice says has no credible science backing up its effectiveness, and which many medical experts believe amounts to conducting unsafe experiments on women’s bodies.

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Pennsylvania Dem unloads on GOPers who pushed to reopen as they hid colleague’s COVID-19 infection

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Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims (D) lashed out at Republican lawmakers who remained silent after testing positive for COVID-19.

Democrats this week accused Republicans of withholding information after Rep. Andrew Lewis (R) tested positive for the virus.

"It's been a week, perhaps longer, that House Republican leadership knew that at least one of their members had tested positive for COVID-19," Sims explained in a Facebook post. "But they didn't go on quarantine until they were done serving alongside us, especially those of us that serve on the State Government Committee."

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‘Art of the Deal’ ghostwriter: ‘Psychopath’ Trump is ‘driven by an insatiable narcissistic hunger’ and an obsessive ‘need to dominate’

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President Ronald Reagan, in the 1980s, famously asserted that someone who agreed with him 70% of the time was a 70% ally and not a 30% enemy. But President Donald Trump, on the other hand, is furious if someone disagrees with him even on rare occasions. Author Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote or ghost-wrote Trump’s famous 1987 book, “The Art of the Deal,” analyzes Trump’s mentality in a May 28 article for Medium — stressing that the president is motivated, above all else, by a “need to dominate.”

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Bill Barr and the White House plan to collect information on social media users when Trump signs Executive Order: reports

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A draft of President Donald Trump's social media executive order shows it would create disturbing structures that could allow the President of the United States to personally target social media companies he feels are taking action against his supporters, enable his supporters to report that action directly to the White House, and empower the Attorney General of the United States to collect publicly available "watch-lists" of social media users that monitor not only their online activities but their offline activities as well.

The draft is not final, but both the speed with which it will be signed and reports show it likely has not gone through interagency review, as CNN's Brian Fung, who calls it "hastily conceived," notes.

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