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Highly likely. The infant mortality rate in Iran is 13 (per 1000 births); the infant mortality rate for African Americans in Ohio (but not specialized to Youngstown) is 15.6. There may be difference in definition (in the USA, some neonatal deaths that are included in the IMR are classified as stillbirths in other countries and excluded), but Ohio would not ...


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When? If you go back far enough, it's likely... The data collected by Tietze showed 2,677 deaths from abortion in 1933... ...and then maybe... ...compared with 888 in 1945, with much of the decline in septic cases associated with illegal abortions. (The numbers also include deaths from "therapeutic abortions," permitted by law, and "spontaneous ...


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It seems unlikely. While this claim was widely copied, it derived from a single source in the espionage community: Thomas C. Reed in At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War. There was no confirmation from other sources. The book Cybercrime explains: […] Reed's book is the only public mention of the incident and his account relied on a single ...


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This article covers the history, including representative statistics. This paper provides some more statistics. The key quotation is: In 1940 there were 1407 abortion-related deaths (excluding spontaneous abortions). By 1966 there were 160 abortion-related deaths, an 89% decline that took place before any state had passed less restrictive abortion laws. ...


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YES That seems not only very plausible. There is very little reason to doubt. The actual, concrete picture may be just illustrative, manipulated, misattributed or the exact kindergarten picture untraceable on the net for authenticity. But why should it? The underlying concept and the actual use of this kind of tool in a preschool/kindergarten setting may ...


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Inconclusive. The first instance of the image being on the internet was an anonymous Reddit post from 27 September 2018 that offered no proof of it being legitimate. The photo and Reddit link that @Gerrit posted was from a post from /r/ShitAmericansSay. This is not the first appearance of this photo on the internet. I tracked down what appears to be the ...


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No. The grounds of inadmissibility cited in the article do not apply to heads of state or heads of government, nor to official travel by diplomatic personnel or officers or employees of international organizations. (Such people can be refused entry by diplomatic means, for any reason or for no reason at all, but that does not depend on past drug use.) The ...


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When I encounter popular reporting on scientific claims, I have a checklist that I go through to check its credibility. I do not try to evaluate their methods myself, because I cannot rigourously critique science outside of my own field. I have read the paper, and found that the paper matches the Guardian summary. The paper has a lengthy literature review, ...


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Easily. Thousands died in the early years from illegal abortions. And even if the number of dead women declined somewhat, the amount of harm done is still best described as very high. That the number of deaths declined is mostly due to doctors performing either the procedures or treating the resulting health consequences. It's just that the officially ...


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It's plausible, but unclear. According to official statistics, Iranian women have a significantly lower maternal mortality rate than Ohio blacks. However, who has the higher infant mortality rate is harder to judge, because it has a less clear definition, the stats for the two populations are close, the rates are very similar and year-on-year changes ...


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Stinson has led research on this question under the auspices of the Department of Justice and is transparent about his methodology and its limitations. Here is a lengthy technical report published in 2006. It clearly states the central problem that leads to the small inconsistencies seen above: There are no comprehensive statistics available on problems ...


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Cernovich's sources do not support the extent of his claims. When he says: Congressmen settled over 250 sexual harassment lawsuits and Hidden from public view, Congress's Office of Compliance paid out over $17 million for 264 settlements involving misconduct and sexual harassment. he means there were 264 settlements, and some unknown proportion ...


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As a further cause of death from unwanted pregnancy, you do also need to add the suicide rate for pregnant women. A quick Google picked up one paper suggesting 14 out of 105 pregnant teenagers assessed in 1959-60 had attempted suicide. A review of the records of 105 New Haven residents who were 17 and under when they delivered an infant revealed that 14 ...


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Comey testified that the FBI was investigating Flynn, Manafort, Page, and Papadopoulos, however the FBI application for a FISA wiretap was turned down and they were told to narrow the focus. A later attempt was granted. Page is the only American to have had his communications directly targeted with a FISA warrant in 2016 as part of the Russia probe, ...


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