Jimmy Carter and the Guinea Worm

Jimmy Carter is my father’s favorite president. Every June and every December Dad gathers us around the thermostat to tell us that Jimmy Carter said to turn the heat up two degrees in the summer and down two degrees in the winter. It was a long time before I learned that President Carter wasn’t reelected […]

Unsafe Abortion

What is Unsafe Abortion?    Unsafe abortion is defined by the World Health Organization as a pregnancy terminated either by persons lacking the necessary skills or in an environment that does not conform to minimal medical standards, or both (Preventing, 2015). WHO estimates that there are 22 million unsafe abortions every year, 98% of which occur […]