Category: Health

GLAA and allies fight for medical aid in dying
Fenit Nirappil reports for WaPo: Nearly a year after the District enacted a law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives … not a single patient has used it…. [...]
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Abortion extremism is only on the anti-choice side
Conservative NYT columnist Ross Douthat makes a case for moral equivalence with a piece titled “Among the Abortion Extremists.” As someone who has been threatened over my pro-choice views to [...]
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Jimmy Kimmel, unlikely healthcare leader
Late night talk show host, comedian Jimmy Kimmel, is demonstrating this week that comedians are a lot smarter than a lot of politicians. For three nights running he has blended [...]
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Stop Graham-Cassidy
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, whose baby boy earlier this year required open-heart surgery, says that Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La) “lied right to me face” when he told Kimmel on-air that [...]
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Statement against Reinstating a US Military Ban on Transgender People
President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate the ban on transgender Americans from serving in the military is a deplorable, shameful assault on the military and LGBTQ communities. More than 15,500 [...]
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8 months later, Tess Rafferty’s scathing election response is still spot-on
I only just discovered this fine rant by Tess Rafferty this morning, July 5. It feels as timely as when she wrote it after the election. (Hat tip: Morgan McDonald)
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Malaysia holds ‘gay prevention’ video contest
The Guardian reports: The Malaysian government is offering cash prizes of up to 4,000 ringgit (£720) for the best videos explaining how to “prevent” homosexuality, according to a competition launched [...]
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Making an honest, unflinching, centrist case for reproductive choice
One reader loves to respond to my columns by email, regardless of the topic under discussion, by calling me genocidal because I support a woman’s right to make her own [...]
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Combating Trump’s poison
The latest commentary by David Brooks in The New York Times is titled, “Donald Trump Poisons the World.” Here is an excerpt: Far from being a band of brothers, [the [...]
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Chelsea Manning Returns as Herself
Bay Windows reports: Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is revealing her new look as a woman, after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified [...]
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