Human Rights have turned a blind eye until now. Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Iran, and other countries have endured brutal persecution. Often, more than 50% of the Christian population is being driven out. This must stop!
Does it make any sense that the Christian world is silent in the face of this persecution and ethnic cleansing at the hands of the Muslims???
The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth
The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and 60 percent are preventable. The death of Lauren Bloomstein, a neonatal nurse, in the hospital where she worked illustrates a profound disparity: The health care system focuses on babies but often ignores their mothers.
by Nina Martin, ProPublica, and Renee Montagne, NPR
May 12, 2017
This story was co-published with NPR.
As a neonatal intensive care nurse, Lauren Bloomstein had been taking care of other people’s babies for years. Finally, at 33, she was expecting one of her own. The prospect of becoming a mother made her giddy, her husband Larry recalled recently — “the happiest and most alive I’d ever seen her.” When Lauren was 13, her own mother had died of a massive heart attack. Lauren had lived with her older brother for a while, then with a neighbor in Hazlet, New Jersey, who was like a surrogate mom, but in important ways she’d grown up mostly alone. The chance to create her own family, to be the mother she didn’t have, touched a place deep inside her. “All she wanted to do was be loved,” said Frankie Hedges, who took Lauren in as a teenager and thought of her as her daughter. “I think everybody loved her, but nobody loved her the way she wanted to be loved.”