Hurricane Harvey victims get free abortions from clinics

A healthcare clinic in Texas is offering free abortion services to women impacted by Hurricane Harvey.   More than 74 women have already taken up the offer, according to Whole Woman’s Health, which promised to offer transportation and accommodation, as well as the procedure, to women affected by the hurricane that flooded southeastern Texas. Pro-life organizations such as Texas Right for Life hit back at the offer saying it was ‘heinous’ and would take an emotional toll on the women. On average, a surgical abortion in the first trimester costs $550…

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Hurricane Irma 

‘It’s all gone:’ Florida residents regroup after Irma passes

Florida residents got a first look of the destruction Irma caused as it swept over the state, leaving virtually no area of the peninsula untouched. Some donned waders to slog through thigh-high water and stuffed bags with all of the belongings they could carry after being forced to leave apartment buildings and mobile homes. Many were shaken by a storm they said was more powerful than they had ever seen. Their stories provide a glimpse into the extensive reach of Irma’s wrath: ___ Larry Dimas walks around his destroyed trailer,…

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Cuba’s decrepit buildings no match for Hurricane Irma

HAVANA (AP) – The historic but often decrepit buildings of Havana and other colonial Cuban cities couldn’t stand up to Hurricane Irma’s winds and rainfall, collapsing and killing seven people in one of the highest death tolls from the storm’s passage through the Caribbean. Authorities said Monday that three more people were killed by falling objects or drowning, pushing the death toll to 10 in Cuba and at least 24 others in the Caribbean. It was Cuba’s worst hurricane death toll since 16 died in Hurricane Dennis in 2005. Most…

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Irma whips Southeast: 3 dead in Georgia, 1 in South Carolina

ATLANTA (AP) – Irma weakened to a still-deadly tropical storm as it swirled beyond Florida Monday, killing at least three people in Georgia, flooding the coast, sending trees crashing onto homes and forcing the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta to cancel hundreds of flights. The former hurricane remained an immense, 415-mile (668-kilometer) wide storm as its center moved on from Florida Monday afternoon, giving its still-formidable gusts and drenching rains a far reach. Some 540,000 people were ordered to evacuate days earlier from Savannah and the rest of Georgia’s coast….

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‘Devastation’ in Florida Keys, Irma weakens

People wade through the flooded streets of the San Marco historic district of Jacksonville, Florida Millions of Florida residents were without power and extensive damage was reported in the Florida Keys but most of the Sunshine State appeared Monday to have dodged forecasts of catastrophic damage from Hurricane Irma. While Florida may have escaped the worst from the monster storm which first pummeled the Caribbean, the death toll jumped to at least 40 as Cuba said 10 people had been killed there over the weekend as Irma spun northward. And…

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