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After Roe...when a subject is highly controversial...

Living in a post-Roe world

Some thoughts in the wake of Roe vs. Wade being struck down. Both sides ginned up the debate over the past 50 years or so. As a result, the conversation collapsed down to a woman’s right to choose. Not a person’s right to access healthcare–to have access to a particular healthcare procedure. A procedure that could save that person’s life. Due process and a fundamental right to privacy got pushed aside as individualism was put at the center. The fundamental human right to healthcare is questioned. You want to tell a woman’s story that will mobilize a vote? Talk about a woman going through IVF. Talk about a woman whose fetus isn’t viable and is past the first trimester. Tell stories that middle class and rich people identify with. Remember Ryan White? He was a teenager from Indiana who contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion. He was seen as blameless.

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You Are Your Own Best Health Advocate

Excerpt: You Are Your Own Best Health Advocate

“I’ve learned a lot from living with type 2 diabetes, but no lesson rings truer than this: no one knows you better than you. “No one else understands what you are experiencing as you manage life with type 2 diabetes. Your medical team will go over your numbers. Friends and family might mention they’ve noticed changes. But 99.999% of the time, you are managing your diabetes on your own. That puts you in a unique–and powerful–position. …” Read the full article on Healthgrades.

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