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From the Huffington Post:  

“Marlise Munoz, a 33-year-old Texas woman, was left brain-dead after she collapsed in November and her family planned to honor her living will and have her removed from life support, according to a recent New York Times story. Today she remains kept alive by machines in the hospital because when she collapsed she was 14 weeks pregnant — not far enough along to have prevented her from getting an abortion under different circumstances, but putting her in a category where doctors must keep her alive until they decide whether she might be able to carry the fetus to term. Texas is one of a dozen states where any stage of pregnancy automatically invalidates advance directives, including living wills.

All 50 states recognize advance directives, but statutes ensure they aren’t upheld for everyone. Here are the state laws that target pregnant women, according to the Center for Women Policy Studies.”

Sign our petition asking the Texas Attorney General to grant Marlise Munoz’s family the peace of knowing that they were able to carry out her final wish. 

This week, the Supreme Court will debate whether anti-choice protesters should have the right to get up close to harass women outside abortion clinics. 

This graphic from the New York Times shows an example of a current buffer zone (the orange area on the map) designed to protect patients.  Seems pretty reasonable to us. #ProtectTheZone


… a study of the Aztec Sunstone.

More of a compass than a calendar, it was the guide stone of a brilliantly intense culture. Aligning the glory of birth with the path of Venus, it is a map of the reproductive cycle. 

It is the Stone of the 5 Eras, Stone of the 5 Universes …

Originally carved in 1479 out of a 12’ diameter piece of basalt, it was unearthed in the heart of Mexico City.

Artist: Keith Prossick

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Apple Has Been Directing People Searching For Abortion Clinics To Adoption Centers Since 2011
Apple is working on changing an algorithm in Siri and Apple Maps that has been directing people to adoption centers when they asked for an abortion clinic...
By Sarah Buhr

“We came into this because it creates a stigma. To have that [search result] in your face is inexcusable.” Himiak told TechCrunch. “We have women all over the country being bullied and shamed and to be redirected to an adoption center instead disregards women’s choices.”

According to the article, Apple is just now starting to update its search results. Before that, many searches for abortion clinics have been miscategorized.

anonymous asked:

I am creating a book on lighthouses and would like a print quality files of some National Archive images. What is the process and how long does it take? Many thanks. Katy Pye

A fitting question for #WorldArchitectureDay!

Depending on the individual item you can download the digital file of the image from the National Archives Catalog, just go the item and click the blue “Download Full Size Image” button.

Note the digital versions posted online are not always print-quality, especially with older .GIF format scans. In some of these cases, high-res TIFs can be accessed, through the following method (this only works for .gifs).   We’ll use this photo of the Tillamook Lighthouse as an example. Hovering over the “Download Full Size Image” button, you’ll notice this is a .GIF format image.

  1. Right click on the Download button and choose “Copy link address” to copy this URL:
  2. Open a new browser tab or window, and paste this into the URL field.
  3. Delete everything before the second “media” in the URL, and delete everything after “gif”. So you’ll be left with this:
  4. Next, add 
    in front of “media,” like so:
  5. Finally, change “a.gif” to “M.TIF” like so:
  6. Hit enter in the URL field in the browser, and it should download (or display) the high-res TIF version

If the image is not in the Catalog, or is an insufficient resolution, contact the location or curatorial unit for information and methods for obtaining a scan, including via in-person research or through a vendor. See “How to Obtain Copies” for information on obtain reproductions of records of all types from the National Archives.  For lighthouses, you might be interested in photos and architectural drawings in particular:

  1. How to order copies of photos & still pictures: “Ordering Still Picture Reproductions“ 
  2. How to order copies of Cartographic and Architectural records:  Ordering Reproductions of Maps, Plans, and Aerial Photographs

Originally posted by todaysdocument

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