Chelsea Clinton thanks abortion for being good for the economy

The Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide, has been great for the economy, says Chelsea Clinton.

The number of women entering the workforce has exploded since the early 1970s, she explained this weekend. These women are responsible for adding about $3.5 trillion to the U.S. economy.

Roe v. Wade was also decided in the early 1970s. You do the math.

“Whether you fundamentally care about reproductive rights and access right, because these are not the same thing, if you care about social justice or economic justice, agency – you have to care about this,” Clinton said Saturday at a “Rise Up for Roe” event.

She added, “It is not a disconnected fact … that American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. Right? The net, new entrance of women – that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the

“So, I think, whatever it is that people say they care about, I think that you can connect to this issue,” Clinton continued.

She added, “Of course, I would hope that they would care about our equal rights and dignity to make our own choices – but, if that is not sufficiently persuasive, hopefully, come some of these other arguments that you’ve expressed so beautifully, will be.”

A couple of thoughts:

First, I thought it wasn’t about the money. I thought it was about choice and personal autonomy. Clinton’s focus here on the supposed economic benefits of Roe is unsettling. To endorse it as a money-generator is one step away from endorsing termination-for-profit. And why not? If Roe added $3.5 trillion to the economy, then let’s up those numbers! Let’s do it and be rich! If personal profit is the real game – well, at least Clinton is being honest. So much for safe, legal, and rare.

Second, there may be a correlation between the $3.5 trillion added to the U.S. economy and the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, b ut it’s not a clear-cut thing.

While we’re here, let’s talk more about the drain that the average cost of obtaining an abortion ( $300 – $800) has been on the U.S economy. Let’s talk also about the cost of eliminating an estimated 60 million persons from the national workforce.

Let’s have those conversations.

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15-year-old shoots parents to death, found with violent cartoons, rap lyrics and web searches about killing dad: Cops

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 15-year-old girl who investigators say searched on her phone for “scary movies where kids kill parents” and had rap lyrics about wanting her father dead is accused of killing her parents.

Daejona M. Holmes faces two counts of second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence. She will be tried as an adult.

Holmes is accused of shooting and killing mom Kinderly Holmes and dad Brian Starr on April 9 at their home in the 5000 block of Belmeade Road.

Court records say that police found Holmes, 37, and Starr, 38, both shot to death inside their home.

Daejona Holmes reportedly called 911 from a different location and said a robbery had occurred and her parents were shot. She later changed her story and said her father shot her mother, and she shot her father.

When investigators got a search warrant and looked at Holmes’ phone, they found the web searches, rap lyrics and a video of Holmes holding a gun and dancing in her bedroom. They also found a hand-drawn stick figure illustration where one labelled “me” was pointing a gun at another labelled “dad.” A third illustration had a stick figure with X’s for eyes and blood around it.

A witness told police that Holmes called him, saying she needed help. He met her at a McDonald’s on Eastwood Trafficway where she told him her parents had been shot. The witness added he had to talk her into calling 911. She also made nine phone calls with her mother’s phone following the shooting and waited an hour to call 9-1-1.

Court documents show investigators spoke with Holmes on April 9 and again May 11 to clarify her story. During the first interview she said her parents were fighting and she heard a gunshot. She said she went upstairs and passed her father, but they didn’t exchange words, and she found her mother dead in her bedroom. She then said she picked up a gun before walking back downstairs, and shot her dad as he approached her. She said she ran in and out of the house and threw the gun in a nearby yard.

During her second interview she said she had actually gone back into the house twice; once to get her cell phone and another time to get her mom’s cell phone. She admitted to changing her clothes prior to leaving the home and moving her dad’s body close to the front door. She couldn’t explain why she didn’t leave the house upon hearing the first gunshot, why she didn’t call 9-1-1 sooner, or why she made nine phone calls from her mom’s cell phone.

Prosecutors have requested a bond of $150,000.

 

 

Tinder serial killer allegedly used dating apps to assault and murder women

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Tinder and Plenty of Fish have often allowed millennials to navigate the world of dating with a simple swipe on a cell phone. However, the dating apps allegedly became platforms for a serial killer to find his next victims.

According to the New York Daily News, Danueal Drayton, 27, was able to impress women online, schedule a date with them, and would later assault and kill them.

The hunt for Drayton began after Samantha Stewart, 29, was found dead inside her home in Queens, New York, on July 17. Authorities say Drayton met Stewart on Tinder and the two met for a date before he strangled and killed Stewart. Police collected DNA from the scene and connected it to a sexual assault that took place in Brooklyn, New York, one month prior. The victim in Brooklyn survived the attack and told authorities that she met Drayton on Tinder.

Drayton fled to Los Angeles, California, where he continued to meet women on dating apps. He was eventually tracked by the New York-New Jersey Police Task Force. When Drayton was arrested at a hotel, he allegedly had raped a woman and was holding her captive in the hotel room. He met the woman while sharing a ride through Uber pool.

Once in custody, he allegedly confessed to Stewart’s murder and seven other murders that took place. He told police he killed two women in Connecticut; one woman in the Bronx, New York; another woman in Suffolk County, New York; one woman in Queens, New York; a woman in California; and two men in New York.

Drayton was arrested in June for choking his ex-girlfriend, Zynea Barney, in Nassau County, New York. His bail was only $1K, but the judge dropped bail requirements and Drayton was set free.

Barney told CBS Local that Drayton seemed like a “cool guy” who had an impressive vocabulary. She said he attempted to strangle her in her car until witnesses saved her life. Once he was released from jail, he continued to harass her and cut her tires with a knife.

Drayton’s sociopathic actions serve as examples of why dating is not always easier when using an app to find love.

He is currently being held in California on $1.25M bail and is being charged with attempted murder, forcible rape, sexual penetration by foreign object and false imprisonment. He also faces extradition to New York.

3 Black U.S. Senators Introduce Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime!

Senators Cory Booker, Tim Scott and Kamala Harris introduced a bill that would make lynching a federal hate crime. A similar bill has been introduced in the House.From left: Bryan Anselm for The New York Times; Al Drago for The New York Times; Stephen Crowley/The New York TimesThe United States Senate’s three black members introduced a bill on Friday that would make lynching a federal hate crime.The move came more than two weeks after a similar bill was introduced in the House of Representatives. Nearly 200 anti-lynching bills were introduced in Congress from 1882 to 1986. None were approved.“This sends a very powerful message,” said Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, who introduced the Senate bill along with Kamala Harris, Democrat of California, and Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican. “Literally thousands of African-Americans were being lynched throughout history, and the Senate never stepped up to pass any legislation to stop this heinous, despicable behavior.”Under the bill, lynching would be punishable by a sentence of up to life in prison. The measure would not preclude murder charges that can already be brought under existing law.Representative Leonidas Dyer of Missouri sponsored an anti-lynching bill that was thwarted by Southern Democrats in the 1920s.Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives“In the course of a crime there can be multiple charges,” Mr. Booker said in a phone interview. “This bill will make lynching another charge on top of murder.”Sixteen other senators, including Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont; Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat; and Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia, have signed on as co-sponsors. The bill also has the support of the majority leader, Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky.“I thought we did that many years ago,” Mr. McConnell said this month in an interview on Sirius XM. “I hadn’t thought about it, I thought that was done back during L.B.J. or some period like that,” he said.“If we need one at the federal level, I certainly will support it,” he said.The bill comes nearly 100 years after Leonidas Dyer, a United States representative from Missouri, introduced anti-lynching legislation. In 2005 the Senate agreed to apologize to the victims and the descendants of the victims of lynching, for its failure to enact anti-lynching legislation.“The Senate’s apology, while laudable, stills falls short of the mark,” Ms. Harris said in a statement. “It is time for the Senate and the House finally to take up and pass this legislation, and end this stain on American history.”A memorial for victims of lynching in Montgomery, Ala.Andrea Morales for The New York TimesMore than 4,000 people were lynched in the United States from 1882 to 1968, according to the three senators who introduced the bill. The documented killings have been recorded as having occurred in all but four states.Earlier this month, Representative Bobby Rush, Democrat of Illinois, introduced a bill in the House that would make lynching a federal hate crime. Thirty-five other members of the Congressional Black Caucus co-sponsored it.“While many may argue that lynching has been relegated to history, you only need to look at the events in Charlottesville last year to be reminded that the racist and hateful sentiments that spurred these abhorrent crimes are still prevalent in today’s American society,” Mr. Rush said while introducing the bill.The only memorial in the United States for lynching victims opened in April, in Montgomery, Ala.The memorial, officially called the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, is dedicated to the victims of white supremacy. It features a walkway with 800 worn steel columns that hang from the roof. The names of the different counties and the people who were lynched in those counties are engraved on the columns. Some of the reasons for the lynchings are also engraved on the columns.“This bill,” Mr. Booker said of the Senate measure, “finally rights a wrong that should have been done a long time ago.”

Mother ‘took cocaine then drove head-on into truck and killed her children’

Kanosha Bason has been charged with six counts of vehicular homicide after driving her SUV into a truck and killing her two children as well as her brother (Pictured following a previous arrest/WKBN)

A mother got high on weed and cocaine before driving her car down the wrong side of a freeway and into a truck, killing her two young children, police say.

Kanosha Bason, 25, was also found with alcohol in her system after the February 23 crash that killed her son Noreyion, 7, and daughter Nia’Laisha, 5, as well as her brother Cedrick Lyons, 32, police say.

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Lab tests subsequently showed that Bason was not legally over the limit that morning, but that she was likely impaired by what she had consumed.

The horror smash happened after she drove her SUV into oncoming traffic on an interstate connecter along Route 711 in Youngtown, Oh.

It saw her collide head-on with a tractor trailer that was hauling steel beams.

As a result of recent lab results, Bason was charged with vehicular homicide Monday, with US Marshals currently now trying to establish her current whereabouts.

Truck driver Gilbert Demello, who survived the impact told WKBN that Bason was driving at high speed when they collided.

He added: ‘I was going to walk down and the lady said, “There’s three babies, three babies on the ground, dead.”‘

Speaking about the charges, Youngstown City Law director Jeff Limbian said: ‘There were factors under both her urine screens and her blood screens that suggested that we should do it, charges in the alternative.’

Asked about the delay in bringing charges, he said: ‘It’s more important that we get it right than that we get it done fast.’

This photo shows the extent of the damage done to Bason’s SUV following the head-on smash with the truck (Picture: WKBN)

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Incest Dad Who Killed Daughter, Their Baby in Murder-Suicide Abused Her as Small Child, Says Mom!

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The man who impregnated his biological daughter before killing her, their infant son and himself in April was physically abusive toward the girl when she was an infant, his ex-wife said in a recent interview.

“I knew from the very beginning that I had to get Katie away from him to give her a chance in life,” Alyssa Pladl told DailyMailTV, explaining her decision to place Katie Pladl for adoption as a small child.

Katie and father Steven Pladl would later reunite. After Steven impregnated Katie, the couple was arrested in January on incest and related charges.

Of the 20-year-old Katie’s subsequent murder at the hands of Stephen Pladl, 45, Alyssa said, “Ultimately, Steve was just finishing off what he started 20 years earlier.”

According to Alyssa, when Katie was little, Steven would give her black and blue marks by pinching her. When she cried as a baby, he would put her in a cooler and close the lid for several minutes.

“He would make me wait a few minutes until I could go back and I’d open the cooler and she would just be gasping for air, drenched in sweat, bruises on her,” Alyssa said.

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Despite the abuse, Alyssa stayed with Steven and eventually the couple got married and had two more children.

In the summer of 2015, Katie, who’d been adopted by a couple in Wingdale, New York, tracked down Steven on social media. The following year, she met her biological parents and moved in with them, Alyssa told DailyMailTV.

Alyssa and Steven divorced in 2017, according to arrest warrants obtained by PEOPLE. After the divorce, Katie and Steven continued to live together in Virginia.

Katie and Steven illegally married in July 2017 and in September had a baby boy before moving from Virginia to North Carolina, where they lived publicly as husband and wife.

Katie and Steven were arrested in January but released on bond in February.

On April 12, police in Knightdale, North Carolina, found the couple’s baby dead in their home following a call from Steven’s mom requesting a welfare check on the child after Steven had behaved alarmingly on the phone.

Later that day, Steven drove to Connecticut and fatally shot Katie and her adoptive father, 56-year-old Anthony Fusco. He then drove across the New York border and fatally shot himself.

“It’s been a difficult rollercoaster of emotions because I’m so devastated by the loss of Katie and her adoptive dad and baby,” Alyssa told the DailyMailTV. “But it’s such a relief that I don’t have to look over my shoulder anymore to see if Steve is there.”

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