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Poll Finds Americans Strongly Support Abortion Restrictions 25 July 2016Family First Comment: Clinton has been unabashed in her support of abortion, recently promising Planned Parenthood that she would work to repeal the Hyde Amendment and increase tax dollars for abortion, and that GOP Vice Presidential nominee, Mike Pence would risk women’s health because of his pro-life views.  However, based on this new Marist poll of over 1,000 adults, the Republican position on abortion is much more mainstream than what Clinton advocates indicating that overplaying their hand on abortion could hurt Clinton and the Dems. Americans remain strongly supportive of abortion restrictions, despite this summer’s Supreme Court decision overturning a Texas law that mandated that doctors have admitting privileges at a local hospital and that abortion clinics be held to the same standards as other outpatient surgery centers.Strong majorities also oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, support the right of conscientious objectors to opt out of abortions, and would generally limit it – at most – to the first trimester. In most cases, a majority, or substantial minority of those who call themselves pro-choice agree.“The Americans people have spoken clearly on their desire for abortion restrictions, less taxpayer funding of it, and common sense regulations on this industry to protect women’s health,” said Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson. “Our courts, politicians, candidates and parties should heed this consensus.”“The majority of Americans in favor of abortion restrictions has been consistently around 8 in 10 for the better part of a decade,” said Barbara Carvalho, director of the Marist Poll. “Though self-identification as pro-life or pro-choice can vary substantially from year to year, the support for restrictions is quite stable.”Among the key findings:Though 51 percent of Americans say they are pro-choice, about 8 in 10 Americans support substantial restrictions on abortion (78 percent), and would limit it to, at most, the first three months of pregnancy. This number includes 62 percent of those who identify as pro-choice, 85 percent of African Americans and 84 percent of Latinos.Taxpayer funding for abortion is opposed by 62 percent of Americans. This includes 65 percent of African Americans, 61 percent of Latinos, and 45 percent of those who say they are pro-choice, as well as 84 percent of Republicans, 61 percent of Independents and 44 percent of Democrats.Concerning the recent Supreme Court decision, Nearly 8 in 10 Americans (78 percent) want abortion clinics to be held to the same standards as other outpatient surgery centers. This includes 77 percent of African Americans and 82 percent of Latinos, as well as 77 percent of women, and 84 percent of millennials. About three quarters of those who identify as pro-choice (74 percent) agree, as do strong majorities regardless of party affiliation.In addition, 70 percent of Americans want doctors who perform abortions to be required to have hospital admitting privileges. This includes 71 percent of women, 77 percent of millennials, and 78 percent of Latinos, Pro-life and pro-choice adherents are also equally likely to support such a requirement at a rate of 7 in 10 for each group (71 percent).And by almost 20 points, a majority of Americans (56 percent to 37 percent) do not believe that healthcare providers should be forced to perform abortions against their conscience or religious beliefs. This includes 6 in 10 Latinos (61 percent) and 4 in 10 who identify as pro-choice (41 percent).The survey of 1,009 adults was conducted July 5-12, 2016, by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Adults 18 years of age and older residing in the continental United States were interviewed on either landline or mobile phones in English using live interviewers. Results for adults are statistically significant within ±3.1 percentage points. The error margin increases for cross-tabulations. read more

Anorexia nervosa ‘link to spring birth’

first_img Share HealthLifestyle Anorexia nervosa ‘link to spring birth’ by: – April 28, 2011 Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 21 Views   no discussions Spring babies have a slightly higher incidence of anorexia nervosa.Babies born in spring are slightly more likely to develop anorexia nervosa, while those born in the autumn have a lower risk, say researchers.A report published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggests temperature, sunlight, infection or the mother’s diet could be responsible.Other academics said the effect was small and the disorder had many causes.The researchers analysed data from four previous studies including 1,293 people with anorexia.The researchers found an “excess of anorexia nervosa births” between March and June – for every seven anorexia cases expected, there were in fact eight.There were also fewer than expected cases in September and October.Dr Lahiru Handunnetthi, one of the report’s authors, at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, said: “A number of previous studies have found that mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression are more common among those born in the spring – so this finding in anorexia is perhaps not surprising.Screening methods “However, our study only provides evidence of an association. Now we need more research to identify which factors are putting people at particular risk.”The report suggests seasonal changes in temperature, sunlight exposure and vitamin D levels, maternal nutrition and infections as “strong candidate factors”.Dr Terence Dovey, from the Centre for Research into Eating Disorders, at Loughborough University, said: “Anorexia is a very complex multifaceted disorder,” adding that the study looked at just one aspect.“Should we concentrate screening methods to those born in the winter months? No, we should not. It leaves too much error of margin and the potential significant difference is only small.”BBC Newslast_img read more

Berbice Educational Institute win NA/Canje Zone

first_imgBERBICE Educational Institute (BEI) held their nerves to record a tense two-wicket victory over New Amsterdam Secondary School (NASS) in the New Amsterdam/Canje zone final of the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board, National Secondary Schools Cricket League.The final, which was played recently at Cumberland ground, saw NASS bundle out for a mere 94 runs in just 27 overs after they were inserted by BEI.Nicholas Haywood was the only batsman to offer any resistance, with a top score of 24. Pacer Geevan Shultzs was the pick of the bowlers for BEI, with 3-15 off six overs. Randy Ramnauth also had a 3-wicket haul to finish with 3-16.BEI in response required a match-winning ninth-wicket partnership of 20 to get them across the line in the 27th over.Andrew Southwell and Isiah Anderson came together with the team precariously placed at 68-8, and batted sensibly, with Southwell ending unbeaten on 24.Haywood (2-21) and Steffon Peters (2-19) were the best bowlers in a losing effort.BEI now join an elite group of Zone winners and will be eagerly awaiting the resumption of the League, which is scheduled for early January 2017.last_img read more