7 Countries That Love Abortion: Netherlands


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Abortion in the Netherlands was fully legalized on November 1, 1984, allowing abortions to be done on-demand until the twenty-first week. Cases which involve urgent medical attention can be aborted until the twenty-fourth week. There is a five-day waiting period for abortions.

Abortion was deemed illegal under the Penal Code of 1886. Convictions were all but precluded, however, by a requirement that the prosecution prove that the fetus had been alive until the abortion. The Morality Acts of 1911 closed this loophole and strictly barred all abortions except those performed to save the life of the pregnant woman.

Legalization reached the forefront of public debate in the Netherlands during the 1970s as many other Western European countries liberalized their laws. The Staten-General, however, was unable to reach a consensus between those opposing legalization, those in favor of allowing abortion and those favoring a compromise measure. A controversial abortion law was passed in 1981 with single swing vote: 76 pro and 74 against in the House of Representatives and 38 pro and 37 against in the Senate. The law left abortion a crime, unless performed at a clinic or hospital that is issued an official abortion certificate by the Dutch government, and the woman who is asking for the abortion declares she considers it to be an emergency. The law came into effect on November 1, 1984.

Currently, there are a little over 100 Dutch general hospitals certified to perform abortions, and 17 specialized abortion clinics. More than 90% of abortions take place in the specialized clinics.

In the Netherlands, abortion performed by a certified clinic or hospital is effectually allowed at any point between conception and viability, subject to a five-day waiting period. After the first trimester, the procedure becomes stricter as two doctors must consent to treatment. In practice, abortions are performed until approximately 24 weeks into pregnancy, although this limit is the topic of ongoing discussion among physicians in the Netherlands, since, due to recent medical advancements, a fetus can sometimes be considered viable prior to 24 weeks. As a result of this debate, abortions are only rarely performed after 22 weeks of pregnancy. Abortions after the first trimester must be performed in a hospital.


Eat At A Clean Restaurant


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According to the Center for Disease Control, one in six Americans become sick from food borne illnesses, 128,000 needs to be hospitalized and 3,000 people lose their lives. The Center for Disease Control also says about 36% of documented outbreaks are because restaurants are handling foods improperly.

How to tell if you are eating at a clean restaurant? One sure way is to check out the bathrooms. The cleanliness of an eatery’s restroom can tell you a lot about the cleanliness of the restaurant as a whole. Not only is a dirty bathroom indicative of a lack of cleaning in other parts of the restaurant, remember that it’s also the bathroom that the staff uses during their shifts. If the staff is in this area just as much as the guests and doesn’t see the need to clean, other areas of the restaurant may also be neglected.

Do the floors look like they’ve been recently mopped? Are the toilets wiped clean? Is there soap left in the dispenser? What do you smell the second you walk into a stall? These are all signs you need to look for when it comes to the restrooms and the restaurant in general. If a bathroom is pristine, walk back to your table with confidence and a smile on your face, knowing you’re dining with an establishment that cares about details.

If you do get sick please report the restaurant to the authorities. When two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne outbreak. Reporting illnesses to your local health department helps them identify potential outbreaks of foodborne disease. Public health officials investigate outbreaks to control them, so more people do not get





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The 8 Biggest Gun Rights Champions In Congress-John Boozman


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Senator John Boozman is the senior United States Senator for Arkansas and previously served the 3rd congressional district of Arkansas. Boozman founded a private optometry clinic after graduating from the Southern College of Optometry. He was elected to the House in 2002 where he focused on bettering lives for Veterans. He was elected to the Senate in 2010. The following year, Boozman voted to table an amendment that prohibited the usage of the Patriot Act to access firearm records of law-abiding citizens. From there he continued to vote, author and sponsor legislation in line with gun rights advocacy. Boozman has stated that “attempts to undermine your Second Amendment rights come from every angle, including efforts to strip you of your legal rights to carry.”

Boozman voted no on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. He voted yes on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers and yes on prohibiting suing gun makers and sellers for gun misuse. The NRA rated Boozman A on gun rights policies. The Senator also signed HR197 and S845 regarding national cross state standards for carrying concealed weapons. He also signed HRES1365 commending the NRA for developing the Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program and teaching over twenty million children lifesaving messages. Boozman co-sponsored the Veterans’ Heritage Firearms Act which allows veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. He also co-sponsored banning gun registration and trigger lock law in DC and sponsored the Concealed Reciprocity Act which was a bill to apply concealed permit to all states. Boozman also signed the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act which is a bill to clarify the conditions which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.

Boozman was also one of 50 Senators to sign the letter to Obama opposing the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty. In 2016 he made a statement alongside his challenger on Obama’s’intention toward gun control through executive action. He stated that “President Obama has tried time and again to strip law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights and each time, Congress has stood up for the Constitution.” He goes on to say that what the President calls “’common sense’ steps to reduce gun violence will do little to curb violent crime and certainly would not have prevented a single one of the tragic mass shootings our nation has recently endured.”


The 7 Most Pro Abortion Republicans In Congress-Representative Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania


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Charles Wieder “Charlie” Dent has been serving Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District since 2005. He received his bachelor’s degree in international Politics and a master’s degree in Public Administration. Before being elected to congress, Dent was a member of state legislature for 14 years. Critics have argued that Dent is not a moderate Republican when it comes to social issues, but that he has issues with the timing of bills rather than the content. In 2013, Dent argued that the Republican Party looked ridiculous wasting time on an abortion ban when voters were concerned with job growth and wages. He often votes in line with his pro-life party, but is still considered moderate by the standards of the Republican congressional party.

Dent tends to be a stickler for wording and timing. In 2015 the legislation sought to ban most abortions after 20 weeks pregnancy. Charlie Dent pushed back and instead called on a vote to ban federal funds for abortions stating that it was something more appropriate for the chamber to be considering. Although he is considered a moderate, he said he found the exemptions in the post 20 week abortion ban too narrow. Dent was concerned with the minutiae the bill put forth on rape and reporting a rape and also incest for minors vs. legal adults. He has been cited stating that the Republican Party should avoid contentious social issues and he may be on to something. It can add to the constant diversion of economic issues the GOP seems to face and is always aiming to tackle.

Even if Dent would like to shy away from social issues in Congress, he has voted in line with moderate Republican views. Dent was part of the leadership of Senates efforts to make assault on gays a hate crime. He also voted yes on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines and yes on allowing embryonic stem cell research. Dent also voted yes on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions.