Ohio Thinks The Death Penalty Makes Sense For Women Seeking Abortions​

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What the hell

Last week, the Ohio House passed the "Heartbeat Bill" which would ban abortions at the first sign of a fetal heartbeat, meaning as early as six weeks into a pregnancy (which could be only two weeks after a missed period). Now, the state is trying to pass a bill that would ban abortions entirely and further criminalize them.

The bill, called HB 565, was introduced in March and would "allow criminal charges against both doctors and women seeking abortions," according to a report from WOSU. The bill would allow an "unborn human" to be classified as a "person" under Ohio's criminal code, which means that abortions may become punishable by life in prison or the death penalty. There would be no exceptions for abortions even in cases involving rape, incest, or danger to a woman's life.

Jaime Miracle, who works with NARAL Pro Choice Ohio, states some other problems with the bill: "This could criminalize women who have miscarriages that might seem suspicious to somebody or could criminalize in-vitro fertilization procedures that might end up with an embryo."

In other words, the bill would give more rights to a fetus than a living woman. What kind of "pro-life" stance excludes women who are already alive? Oh, right, a stance held by someone who only sees women as vessels for carrying children and who doesn't think they hold any other worth.

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.