Lab-Leak Intelligence Reports Aren’t Scientific Conclusions – Scientific American

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Women who seek abortion in South Carolina could face death penalty | WPDE

A new bill introduced could enforce the death penalty for any woman who receives an abortion in South Carolina.
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California nurses slam state decision to roll back COVID-19 requirements in health care settings | The Hill

A prominent group of nurses in California slammed a state plan to rollback masking and COVID-19 vaccine requirements in health care settings starting in April, arguing that the decision puts health care workers at risk.  The condemnation came Friday after the California Department of Public Health announced earlier in the day that it will no…

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Medical Injustice in the US


We have two more examples this week of just how lax oversight of doctors is in the US compared to other countries.

  1. Should it take 16 years to bring a doctor to account for encouraging opioid abuse and trading sex for drugs? Apparently, the State of Ohio thinks that’s OK. Perhaps the doctor was a major Republican donor? Who knows. In any case, his know record of abuse goes back to 2007 and his license to practice medicine was finally revoked on January 16th of this year (2023).(1)

    One patient, or perhaps we should say victim, who became addicted to benzos prescribed by this doctor had to be hospitalized after her weight dropped to a mere 80 pounds. This is an adult, not a child. The doctor ignored drug company warnings and the results of drug tests, and even requests by patients to reduce dosage of opioids.

  2. The second case…

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We The People v Fox ‘News’ Corporation

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During the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, the New York Times published an ad for contributing donations to defend Martin Luther King, Jr., on perjury charges. The ad contained several minor factual inaccuracies.

The city Public Safety Commissioner, L.B. Sullivan, felt that the criticism of his subordinates reflected on him, even though he was not mentioned in the ad. Sullivan sent a written request to the Times to publicly retract the information, as required for a public figure to seek punitive damages in a libel action under Alabama law.

When the Times refused and claimed that they were puzzled by the request, Sullivan filed a libel action against the Times and a group of African American ministers mentioned in the ad. A jury in state court awarded him $500,000 in damages. The state supreme court affirmed, and the Times appealed.

When the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court, the…

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