Do women feel guilt after having an abortion? No, mainly relief | Suzanne Moore

Most women dont regret their decision to have a termination and that outlook could help us protect reproductive rights, writes Suzanne Moore Women know themselves! Shock! Women can make the right decisions about their own bodies. Isnt that amazing? Though I and most of my friends who have had abortions know this, I guess thats just anecdata. You cant trust women when they tell you that the main feeling was relief and that they didnt really want a load of counselling about adoption or to wait another few weeks. Still, try to overturn Roe v Wade. Meanwhile, in the UK, anti-choice types focus on time limits. We can never be complacent about our rights. The myths the anti-choice brigade promulgate …

Swedish boy’s ashes recovered after alleged thief’s tearful apology

Mother says man called to say he accidentally stole urn and gave directions for its retrieval Cypriot police have recovered the ashes of a Swedish teenager after a man who said he accidentally stole the urn telephoned the family in Sweden, offering a tearful apology, and gave directions for its retrieval, the youths mother has said. Kinga Bednarz, whose son died in an accident several months ago, told the Associated Press she was relieved and thankful after the ordeal, saying her conversation with the alleged thief was an emotional moment. She said the man, who did not identify himself, insisted he had meant no harm to her or her family. The urn, inscribed with Dennis 2000-2019, was in one of …

Exclusive: Canada police prepared to shoot Indigenous activists, documents show

Notes from strategy session for raid on Wetsuweten nations ancestral lands show commanders argued for lethal overwatch Canadian police were prepared to shoot Indigenous land defenders blockading construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia, according to documents seen by the Guardian. Notes from a strategy session for nation show that commanders of Canadas national police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), argued that lethal overwatch is reqd a Coastal GasLink descended on the checkpoint, dismantling the gate and arresting 14 people. Q&A Who are the Wetsuweten? Show Hide The Wetsuweten nation have lived on their territories in what is now British Columbia for thousands of years. They have never signed treaties or sold their land to …

Taylor Swift cleared to perform old songs at AMAs after label backs down

Swift said Big Machine had blocked her from performing old tracks from first five albums, while high-profile Democrats attacked labels private equity backers Taylor Swift has been cleared to perform Shake It Off and her older hit songs at Sundays American Music Awards (AMAs) after her former record label backed away from an increasingly bitter row with the music star. Last week Swift said the new owners of her former music label, Big Machine, had told her she could not perform music from her first five albums at the AMAs, where she is due to receive the artist of the decade award. The dispute set off a firestorm on social media and dragged in politicians including Senator Elizabeth Warren and …