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Amy Coney Barrett’s extreme views put women’s rights in jeopardy

Recently, news broke that Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s deeply-conservative nominee to the Supreme Court, supported an anti-choice group whose extreme views include criminalizing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. In a 2006 newspaper advertisement signed by Barrett, St. Joseph Right to Life advocated for defending “the right to life from fertilization to natural death.”



a close up of a woman: Amy Coney Barrett's extreme views put women's rights in jeopardy


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Amy Coney Barrett’s extreme views put women’s rights in jeopardy

Jackie Appleman, the group’s executive director, told the Guardian that St. Joseph Right to Life “would be supportive of criminalizing the discarding of frozen embryos or selective reduction through the IVF process.”

Appleman went on to say that they are not supportive of criminalizing women “at this point.” Count me unconvinced.

Barrett’s anti-choice record was already alarming and well-documented. Still, her decision to support such a group is an example of just how far outside the mainstream she and other anti-choice politicians are

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Millions of Views and a Gift Truck Later, Nathan Apodaca Keeps the Vibe Going

Nathan Apodaca is here for the good vibes.

About 8 a.m. on Sept. 25, his 2005 Dodge Durango’s battery cut out as he was trying to get to work at an Idaho potato warehouse. This was not a new experience for him: The S.U.V. has more than 330,000 miles on it.

So, Mr. Apodaca grabbed his phone, his large bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice and his longboard — the skateboard kept in the car just for such emergencies — and wheeled the rest of the way to work.

That was his “morning vibe” as he filmed himself coasting down the highway, boasting his mother’s Native American heritage with a feather tattoo on the side of his head, chugging juice and lip-syncing Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”

As he sailed down the road, he took a gulp, looked behind him and lip-synced to Stevie Nicks’s soaring vocals: “It’s only right that you

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shopping

Maine’s Portland full of seafood, shopping, sea views

When I headed to Portland, Maine to be part of my cousin’s wedding, I was excited to tack on some extra days to explore the area. Portland has always been on my list. My love of seafood is just understood here. Not only are there what seems like countless lobster dishes, but you get to down a big bowl of hearty lobster bisque or a lobster roll all while taking in the coastal views and stunning lighthouses.

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
The historical Portland Regency Hotel (20 Milk St.) was at one time, according to its website, a 19th-century neoclassical armory building and remains a historical site in Portland. The location can’t get any better. It’s located in the Old Port District, close to amazing restaurants, shops, and the waterfront.

Portland Harbor Hotel
Another great option is the Portland Harbor Hotel (468 Fore St.). Their comfortable, modern rooms and

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