Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Orion Magazine!

There are many reasons to read Orion Magazine. http://www.orionmagazine.org/

Sandra Steingraber writes of how carcinogens in the environment were the likely contributors to her cancer. She says:

"Imagine ecological equivalents to the DOW, NASDAQ, and S@P that appear every day in newspapers, on radio, on oversized tickers in Times Square."

"In umbilical cord blood alone, 287 different chemicals have been identified, including pesticides, stain removers, wood preservatives, mercury, and flame retardants." She goes on about the damage to sperm and eggs in the ovaries from the chemicals in our environment.

She is trying to engage the pro-life community in dialogue, "because whether you see this problem, as I do as a violation of women's reproductive rights, or whether you see this problem, as many members of my own family do, as a violation of fetal sanctity, maybe we can all agree, pro-life and pro-choice, that any chemical with the power to extinguish human pregnancy has no rightful place in our economy

I also especially appreciated the article on Cheeta the chimp. "In December of 2000, President Clinton signed into law the "CHIMP Act" which allocated federal funds for the care of former research primates. The act also prohibited routine euthanasia and mandated chimpanzee retirement homes, thus setting primates apart from other nonhuman animals."


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