The New Abortion Bans: Almost No Exceptions for Rape, Incest or Health

Most of the state abortion prohibitions that would go into effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned do not contain carve-outs that were once widely supported by abortion opponents.

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Detecting Signs of Trouble in Schools

Discussing steps to reduce the number of school shootings. Also: Book censorship; hunger in Afghanistan; abortion after incest; what kind of America?

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I Was Raped by My Father. An Abortion Saved My Life.

Anti-abortion laws in Mississippi and Texas contain no exceptions for rape or incest. Here is what that means for survivors.

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Texas’ Abortion Law Traps Desperate Teenagers

The six-week ban is tragic for adults. It’s worse for minors.

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‘Children Are Off-Limits’: France on Course to Set 15 as Age of Consent

The bill, which characterizes sex between adults and minors under 15 as rape, was adopted by the National Assembly after a series of sexual abuse scandals and may become law by April.

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Head of Elite French University Resigns Following Professor Incest Case

Frédéric Mion, the director of the prestigious Sciences Po university, acknowledged “errors in judgment in my handling of the allegations.”

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Filmmakers Look at Woody Allen Abuse Allegations in Four-Part Series

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering are known for films exposing sexual abuse in institutions. Why did they delve into a thorny family tale? “We realized the full story had never gotten out.”

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Kouchner Casts Harsh Light on French Elite With Incest Charge

Camille Kouchner is pushing the country to a painful reckoning with incest, and with the elites who excuse one another’s sins.

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Incest Scandal Sets Off a New #MeToo Movement in France

A wave of testimonies from people who say they were victims of incest has surfaced on Twitter after a scandal in which a prominent French intellectual was accused of abusing his teenage stepson.

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Incest may have helped early Irish rulers maintain their claims to power

Incest may have helped early Irish rulers maintain their claims to power

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A man buried in the inner chamber of Newgrange passage tomb was the product of a union between siblings, according to ancient DNA analysis. He was also more distantly related to people buried at passage tombs up to 150km away, suggesting that a network of related rulers controlled Ireland in the centuries after populations of Neolithic farmers first reached the island from mainland Europe. Th find gives us new insight into the last phase of the Stone Age and the beginning of agriculture and settled village life in the area.

Some rumors never die

In the 11th century CE, someone in County Meath, Ireland, finally wrote down a salacious folktale that had been passed down for about 4,000 years. According to the story, an ancient king, who hailed from a tribe of gods, had slept with his sister on the winter solstice as part of a magic ritual to restart the Sun’s daily cycle and save the world from endless night. The couple supposedly did the deed in one of the county’s huge burial mounds, which the locals named Fertae Chuile, or the Hill of Sin.

Today, we know that hill as the Dowth passage tomb, a construction in which buried sections are reached through an entry marked by large stones. Dowth is a close neighbor of the more famous Newgrange passage tomb. And every winter solstice, the sun shines through the stone passage at Newgrange and lights up the innermost burial chamber. And nearly a thousand years after the local legend was first written down, ancient DNA suggests that at least part of the story—the most troubling part, naturally—was actually true.

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DNA of ‘Irish Pharaoh’ Sheds Light on Ancient Tomb Builders

In one of Europe’s most impressive Stone Age burial mounds, researchers found evidence of brother-sister incest that suggests the existence of a ruling elite.

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