tl; dr? The change in leadership in Iran.
Texas Republican Rep. Michael Burgess thinks he knows a thing or two about fetuses.
Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful,” he said. “They stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?
The kicker? He used to be an OB-GYN.
Are we having less sex? What’s behind the drop in the U.S. birth rate!?
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg writes about a maternal health program his charitable organization, Bloomberg Philanthropies, is undertaking in Tanzania.
Why do women steal babies? “The kidnapper desperately wants the baby, so she’s not looking to abuse the child but to love her. Most snatched babies are well cared for,” says Dr. Phillip Resnick, director of forensic psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Women like Ann Pettway, who was sentenced this week to 12 years in prison for kidnapping infant Carlina White 25 years ago, are simply blinded by narcissism—and a total lack of empathy.
Help Name Newsweek Deputy Managing Editor Paula Szuchman’s Baby!
Our Deputy Managing Editor Paula Szuchman is pregnant. Like, really pregnant! It’s time to name the baby (it’s a girl!). She’s open to suggestions, any really, and mentioned in the morning meeting she’d love it if you guys would help her out. So take a look at this here momma and try and think reeeeeally hard what this baby wants to be named. Send us your suggestion with a reblog, message, or tweet (use #NamePaulasBaby) and we’ll have some kind of vote early next week. OK, go!
A new survey finds many women dramatically underestimate how much fertility declines with age.
Photo courtesy of Kate Donnellon Nail
Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. “What’s the chance a 30-year-old can get pregnant in one try? Many thought up to 80 percent, while in reality it’s less than 30 percent. For a 40-year-old, many assumed up to a 40 percent success rate. It’s actually less than 10 percent.”