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With Prediction That State Could Become Haven For Women Seeking Abortions, LA Moves To Prepare

California’s largest city is touting a recent research that suggests women will travel to the country to seek abortions if indeed the Supreme Court restricts access to the procedure later this year, according to reports.

Nury Martinez, the president of the Los Angeles City Council, filed a motion Friday calling on the city to take action in anticipation of the potential that the Supreme Court could roll it back abortion rights next summer.

With the motion, which was seconded be Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, it is being requested that the City Attorney of Los Angeles write an amicus brief in favour of the Jackson Women’s Health Clinic’s legal challenge to a Mississippi statute that prohibits abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

It would also instruct the Chief Legislative Officer to work with Los Angeles County agencies of Health Care services & Public Health to coordinate the city’s response if the motion is approved by the council.

Depending on the court’s decision, the analyst would determine how the city could react to a probable increase in demand of abortions in Los Angeles. This is important since other parts of the country may outlaw abortion or impose more stringent measures against them.

In the next three years, California is expected to see a 3,000 percent increase in the number of women at reproductive age who do have their nearest abortion provider in the state, from 46,000 over 1.4 million.

The right of a woman to get an abortion is critical in our struggle for equality in the United States. The right to the a safe surgical condition cannot be taken away from women, nor can we expect them to put their lives in danger. “I stand in women, California is with women, and our city has confirmed on Friday that Los Angeles is a place that supports and empowers women.”

A decision in the Mississippi issue Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is scheduled to be issued by the Supreme Court sometime in the summer of this year.

Mississippi approved a bill banning abortions in 2018, in violation of the Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade and Family Planning v. Casey. According to the Supreme Court’s decision in the case, Roe v. Wilson, which protects abortion rights all through the United States until the foetus is viable, which is normally between 22 – 24 weeks of pregnancy, might be overturned.

Women of the United States had struggled for authority over their reproduction rights for decades, and they continue to fight for it now. Those freedoms are currently under attack all across the United States. I show solidarity with women all around our country that deserve access to adequate medical care as well as the ability to make their own decisions about their own bodies and reproductive options.

Per the Washington Post, Mississippi’s abortion law was based on a tactic by pro groups to outlaw the practice after they claimed that foetuses suffer pain during the surgery. According to the newspaper, the majority of research indicates that foetuses do not sense pain until 29 to 30 weeks into to the pregnancy.

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San Diego Ranks Seventh Among Most Ozone Polluted Cities In The US

According to an American Lung Association assessment, San Diego had the nation’s sixth-worst ozone pollution in 2019 for the fifth consecutive year. They’ll be ranked sixth by the year 2021. This year’s rankings take into account the amount of “unhealthy air days,” as defined by the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air quality Standard, as well as the hottest timeframe recorded in global history.

High ozone days were placed seventh in Chula Vista, California, and Carlsbad; 24-hour particle pollution was ranked 37th in the 216 metro regions, and annual particle pollution was ranked 43rd in the 199 metropolitan regions. Alpine, Borrego Wells, and Warner Artesian wells have some of San Diego County’s highest ozone pollution levels. Central and northern Alpine have the highest daily maximum oxygen concentration in San Diego County, according to the California Environmental Agency.

Smog is mostly comprised of ozone, making it the most common sources of pollution as well as other health risks in the state of California. Trucks, vehicles, and factories produce ozone by reacting with the sun’s ultraviolet rays. A sunburn of the lungs can result by inhaling it, that can lead to irritation, breathlessness, coughing, and a shorter life span.

On hot days and that in the afternoon, ozone levels are at their peak, according to research studies. It is especially dangerous for people with asthma, infants, and the elderly to breathe ozone-contaminated air. People with low vitamin C and E levels are also more susceptible.

More individuals die from air-related diseases than from breast cancer,” said San Diego County Councilman Nathan Fletcher in an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune. Sobering but also an actually woke call for our decision makers, I believe it should help in making sure and also as a wake-up call.”

Ozone days have increased by 42 cent since 2015, and now average around 45 per year. Wildfires and changing weather patterns exacerbated by global warming are to blame for much of the deterioration in air quality.

The First Step Is To Make Everyone Aware Of The Issue

Alternative energy sources, sustainable transportation, and a reduction in meat consumption are all viable options. While many people assume that they lack the ability to make a difference, a small group of people may make a big difference by improving their own lives and educating others.

Fletcher thinks that the best way to deal with this issue is to get vehicles off the road & invest on public transportation. By the end of the decade, the state plans to phase out fuel cars and reduce its reliance on fossil fuels in an effort to slow global warming.

All new California automobiles and trucks sold by 2035 must be zero-emission vehicles, according to the presidential order. As a result of this decree, it is claimed that state will do more to combat oil extraction’s negative impacts and to assist oil sector workers as they transition.

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