October, 2017

Shooting Report

Only three hours after tying the knot, Richard Brunson, 50, shot his new wife, Laurette Kenny Brunson, 38, in the abdomen after she threw a plate of wedding reception macaroni salad at him.

Vicki Holmes, a neighbor from across the street, stated that the ceremony took place at 2 p.m. and, “it was a lovely little ceremony on the front porch with about thirty relatives and friends.” Three of which were Laurette’s children.

According to Sergeant Mann, “Brunson used a .22 caliber gun to shoot his wife.” The calamity took place around 5 p.m. and by the time police arrived, Kenny Brunson had fled the scene and his whereabouts are still unknown.

Laurette Brunson was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital and is in satisfactory condition according to hospital officials.

Article 2 Draft

Contraceptives have gotten a bad rep especially among those who don’t fully understand the many benefits birth control has to offer, other than prevent pregnancies. The Affordable Care Act guaranteed women that they would be have access to the birth control of their choice regardless of their employers or insurers religious beliefs and now Trump is stepping changing that.

This ACA has helped thousands of women who otherwise wouldn’t be able to pay out of pocket for their contraceptive and has helped teen pregnancies reach an all-time low.

Now health care providers have the option to deny women access to contraceptives is it goes their personal beliefs. Because organizations with religious based objections were already being offered accommodations for their employees to receive coverage through other means, the change is not about religious freedom.

This action will put countless women including college students, teenagers, single mothers, poor women at risk for unplanned pregnancies, pregnancy related health issues, menstrual issues, etc.

News Comment 7

It is possible that as of Friday October 3rd, employers will no longer be required to include birth control coverage in their insurance plans. Employers and insurers who don’t disapprove of contraceptives have the right to refuse the option based “on sincerely held religious beliefs.”

I must say I do not agree with this one bit. Personal religious beliefs should have no place in deciding whether a female employee should be provided contraceptives. The way I see it, using birth control is a very personal decision that every woman should decide for herself. If you don’t approve of contraceptives, don’t use them. But do not refuse to offer me the option.