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Friday Afternoon News Roundup

Friday Afternoon News Roundup You remember how the gun industry whipped up fears that the Obama administration was going to steal everybody’s guns? That translated into a huge windfall for them. Projected path of hurricane (tropical storm) Isaac seems to be taking a more westerly direction away from central Florida. Take your time and sit down and enjoy this great article in the Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Shooting outside of the Empire State building has left at least two dead. Lance Armstrong has thrown in the towel and will not fight doping charges any longer. I believe that Lance Armstrong is a competitor.

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Remember When Contraception Was between You and Your Doctor

Remember when contraception was between you and your doctor? It wasn’t something that needed to be broadcast to the public. Remember when Planned Parenthood was a staple of women’s health and not a political football? From TPM: The Obama administration has enlisted the aid of actress Elizabeth Banks in their latest video targeted at women voters. In the video, Banks discusses a time in her life when she didn’t have health insurance but got care at Planned Parenthood. The video has a personal feel with Banks sharing personal information about her own experiences with birth control. Banks says that after graduating college,

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VA Gov is backing down?

Well, this is interesting. Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, graduate of Regent University who wrote a great thesis about some of the craziest right-wing religious ideology ever placed on paper, has now started to soften his stance on transvaginal ultrasounds (rape) before abortions. From TPM: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) is backing off of the controversial legislation that would require women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound before getting an abortion, recommending that the legislature put in amendments to soften the bill and only require a transabdominal ultrasound instead. “Mandating an invasive procedure in order to give informed consent is not a proper

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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