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Hollywood vs. life

Entertainment | The entertainment industry and the state of Georgia clash over protections for the unborn
by Mary Jackson
Posted 5/31/19, 03:01 pm

Hollywood studios, including Disney, Netflix, and WarnerMedia, mounted pressure this week on the state of Georgia in retaliation for a law protecting unborn babies with detectable heartbeats.

Disney CEO Bob Iger said on Wednesday it would be “very difficult” to continue filming in Georgia if the state’s “heartbeat law” takes effect. “I don’t see how it is practical for us to continue to shoot there,” he told Reuters.

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Life after death

Family | A New York judge allows posthumous reproduction
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/31/19, 12:53 pm

A New York Supreme Court judge this month ruled that the parents of a 21-year-old man who died earlier this year can use his frozen sperm to produce a child.

In a ruling released last week, Judge John Colangelo said the court would place no restrictions on how the parents could use the sperm, “including its potential use for procreative purposes.”

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Report: Doctor abused 177 college students

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/17/19, 01:33 pm

A deceased Ohio State University sports doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students over two decades while university officials did nothing to stop him, according to an investigative report released by the school on Friday. Richard Strauss, who killed himself in 2005, abused students between 1979 and 1997, nearly his entire time at Ohio State, according to the report. The alleged abuse involved students from at least 16 sports and also occurred during his work at the student health center and his off-campus clinic.

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