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North Dakota has decided a fertilized egg is a "person". No word on upcoming amendments in the state constitution there for trichinella or Diphyllobothrium
North Dakota lawmakers voted on Friday afternoon to pass a “personhood” abortion ban, which would endow fertilized eggs with all the rights of U.S. citizens and effectively outlaw abortion. The measure, which passed the Senate last month, passed the House by a 57-35 vote and now heads to a ballot vote, likely in the next November election.We know what is next:
A personhood ban could have far-reaching consequences even beyond abortion care, since it will charge doctors who damage embryos with criminal negligence. Doctors in the state say it will also prevent them from performing in vitro fertilization, and some medical professionals have vowed to leave the state if it is signed into law.
Personhood measures are so extreme that some pro-life Republicans in the state have come out against them, planning to join a pro-choice rally in the state capital on Monday to oppose the far-right abortion restriction. “We have stepped over the line,” Republican state Rep. Kathy Hawken (R-Fargo) said of the recent push to pass personhood. “North Dakota hasn’t even passed a primary seatbelt law, but we have the most invasive attack on women’s health anywhere.”
Because consent seems to be an issue amongst some as in understanding the concept here are Kentucky's Laws on rape and an excerpt on consent:
510.020 Lack of consent.The CDC recognizes women's history month is a good time to recruit:
Whether or not specifically stated, it is an element of every offense defined in this
chapter that the sexual act was committed without consent of the victim.
Lack of consent results from:
Incapacity to consent; or
he offense charged is sexual abuse, any circumstances in addition to
forcible compulsion or incapacity to consent in which the victim does not
expressly or impliedly acquiesce in the actor's conduct.
A person is deemed incapable of consent when he or s
Less than sixteen (16) years old;
An individual with an intellectual disability or an individual that suffers from
a mental illness;
Physically helpless; or
Under the care or custody of a state or local ag
ency pursuant to court order
and the actor is employed by or working on behalf of the state or local agency.
The provisions of subsection (3)(e) of this section shall not apply to persons who
are lawfully married to each other and no court order is in
effect prohibiting contact
between the parties.
July 12, 2012
Amended 2012 Ky. Acts ch. 146, sec. 124, effective July 12, 2012.
Amended 2006 Ky. Acts ch.
30, effective July 12, 2006.
Ky. Acts ch.
0, effective July 15, 1988.
Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch.
82, effective January 1, 1975
STEM Careers and CDC Women Making a Difference
Every March, America recognizes women and their contributions to history. This year's theme is "Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)."
CDC celebrates Women's History Month 2013 by recognizing the contributions of female employees who work in STEM careers.
CDC women represent diverse STEM fields, including microbiology, chemistry, behavioral science, toxicology, epidemiology, biology, medicine, and mechanical engineering. The challenges they meet are just as broad, from identifying sources of outbreaks and tracking disease trends, to evaluating effectiveness of programs and identifying strategies to protect workers, to improving our understanding of disease and educating the public and professionals about the latest strategies to stay healthy. As varied as their work is, though, they all share a common goal: to help people live safer and healthier lives.
CDC has many internships, fellowships, and varied student programs to expose persons interested in STEM careers to how those careers work in public health. For instance, CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity supports internships that help qualified students gain experience in public health.
Meet two CDC disease detectives and hear why they are passionate about their work.
As Dr. Fatimah Dawood, pictured below, says, there’s always a new mystery and a new challenge, just around the corner! Meanwhile, Dr. Carolyn Bridges, also seen below, enjoys knowing she makes a difference in people’s lives. And she gets to meet wonderful people from all over the world.