Category: Current Events


A Hero for Many People

I was so happy to hear the recent news regarding the birth of a baby girl. The baby’s name is Maile Pearl Bowlsbey. You may have heard of her mother. She is Illinois U.S Senator Tammy Duckworth. In the spirit of full disclosure, I live in Illinois so I have had the pleasure of following her career for m...

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Flu recommendations for infertility patients

By Bradley S. Trivax, M.D.

It is recommended that all patients and their family members receive the influenza vaccination unless there is a medical reason not to. The influenza vaccine “flu shot” is safe for both men and women undergoing fertility treatment, including IVF. It can also be given any time before or during pregnancy.

The American College of ...

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No Jews Allowed

When I read about the passage of House Bill 3859, I was transported back in time – but not, as you might expect, to the 1950s. The Texas House approved this throwback bill, sanctioning faith-based adoption agencies, and foster care agencies, to turn away whomever they choose to, based on religious grounds. Essentially, that translates into most of us – the vast majority of ...

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Why I Marched - Quotes From Our Community

Right after the election, Path2Parenthood hosted “Post-Election Legal Safeguards: LGBT Families Must Take,” a google hangout geared towards addressing the concerns of hopeful and current LGBT parents about the status of their unions and families. Since then, a vast multitude of people have continued to raise broad, post-election concerns, about everything from women’s health care, to reproductive rights, to em...

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Flaunting that belly or hiding a cheeseburger?

How many times have you read a headline including the words, “flaunting that baby belly,” recently? It’s everywhere. A pregnant celebrity can’t be in public without ‘news’ of how she’s flaunting the belly dolled up on a red carpet or showing off the bump, even when running errands in camo zpants literally trying not to be noticed.

Victor...

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Brad and Angelina Tie the Knot

I'm not one of those people who swoon over actors and actresses or even follow entertainment news. However, when the marriage of Brad and Angelina was announced, I had to watch to see how the media would identify their children.

Sure as shootin' - one network mentioned their adopted children as part of the ceremony. Really? How was adoption part...

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Inadvertent Fatherhood: Strict Liability for Sperm and the Consequences of (Un)planned Parenthood

The picture of the unintentional father has evolved from that of the hormonal teen who spent a fateful, bliss filled night in the back seat of his father's car, perched above the cityscape, only to find himself in the throes of diaper changing nine months later. Today, the picture is less sharp, and it often excludes the merriment of a...

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