Kristine Shields, Author
Pregnancy and the Pharmaceutical Industry
The book explores the medical, ethical, scientific, and legal rationales behind the movement towards the inclusion of pregnant women in drug studies.
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How I Got Started
When I was maybe 5 or 6, I followed my two big sisters along the back of the attic and up three rough wooden steps. They unhooked the latch on the oddly shaped door and we crawled onto the small piece of plywood that was laid on the rafters.
Rows and rows of prickly pink insulation surrounded the three of us. If I stepped there, I would fall through the ceiling of the room below and my sisters would never let me in the attic with them again. They took out their pens and I took out my pencil and we began to write our books.
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Roe v. Wade was wise, rational, and empathetic. Instead of the mean-spirited, judgmental, and controlling legislation that is ready to pounce in some states, I am hopeful that the other states, where children’s well-being is nurtured, can continue to be compassionate, rational, and less freaky about women’s sexuality.
RaDonda Leanne Vaught became the first nurse criminally convicted for a medication error.
Up until the early 1900s, warts found anywhere on the body were all attributed to the “human wart virus.”
Kathleen and Craig Folbigg’s first baby, Caleb, died when he was 19 days old.
Had medication abortion been available in 1994, she might still be alive. Today there are safe and effective medications to induce abortion.
Confident child.I carried the little budjust below my breastbonein that unguarded ganglia of nerves. Thenyour filthy handsbelow my collarbonescaused such desiccation.There is no rejuvenation ofdead buds or dead nerves.Dry leaves stuck in my throatsuffocating poetry, intimacy, and kinship. And soI lay my healing hands onclavicle and symphysis and sacrumto succor buds in other girlsin vindication […]