Quickies

Quickies: Abortion reversal scam, the thing women do, and light sentences for men who kill their female partners

  • The imaginarium of Dr. Delgado: The make-believe medicine behind SB 1318 – “Delgado runs a website called Abortion Pill Reversal, offering 24-hour medical advice to women who have taken the abortion drug mifepristone and regret their decision. “There is an effective process for reversing the abortion pill, called ABORTION PILL REVERSAL, so call today!” the website cheers. Most people have probably never heard that a medication abortion — that is, an abortion performed by administering two pills — can be reversed. If this medical breakthrough sounds new, it’s because it doesn’t exist — at least not within any kind of evidence-based, established medical practice.” From Anna.
  • The thing all women do that you don’t know about – “We learn at a young age how to do this. We didn’t put a name or label to it. We didn’t even consider that other girls were doing the same thing. But we were teaching ourselves, mastering the art of de-escalation. Learning by way of observation and quick risk assessment what our reactions should and shouldn’t be.”
  • Sentences lighter for men who kill female partners, Ontario study finds – “Men who kill their female partners are more likely to be criminally convicted than men accused of killing strangers — but they also tend to get lighter sentences, a Canadian study concludes.” From cerberus40.
  • 6 realities in an extreme religious family that wants me dead – From Criticaldragon1177.
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3 Comments

  1. November 24, 2015 at 9:43 am —

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that most women who end up regretting their chemical abortion are well aware of how to fix the situation without consulting a physician. Unless they are sleeping with a physician.

  2. November 24, 2015 at 11:42 am —

    Regarding men who kill female partners getting lighter sentences than men who kill strangers, … any time there are two numbers, unless they are exactly the same (which essentially never happens with non-integer data), one will be larger than the other. I don’t have an intuition that killers of female partners should get lighter or harsher sentences than killers of strangers. I couldn’t find a quantitative description of how much lighter … obviously, if it’s like 5.2 years vs 20.7 years, that indicates something disturbing. But if it’s 16.3 years vs 17.1 years, maybe that’s not disturbing.

    Can anyone look past the paywall and see what #s are in the paper?

  3. November 24, 2015 at 6:27 pm —

    Where do I go to submit an article about how this particular meme is problematic?

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