It’s May 16th. Today, we Skimm’d This:
This morning,Missouri's Senate passed a bill banning abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy. It comes after Alabama’s governor signed a law banning abortion in almost all cases. We’ll explain why these states are willing to put up a (legal) fight -- and how the concept of ‘personhood’ fits in.
The College Board announced today that they’ll give students who take the SAT an “adversity score.” We’ll tell you how this is supposed to work and what the endgame is.
And finally: If you thought $5 was a lot to pay for coffee … you’ve got another cup coming.
theSkimm: Missouri’s the latest in a line of states taking on a hot-button issue: abortion. State lawmakers across the country are passing bills restricting it -- and hoping the Supreme Court will give the OK. We’ll explain what role trying to define when a fetus becomes a “person” plays the whole debate. Meanwhile, the College Board will assign an “adversity score” to students taking the SATs. It’s supposed to give colleges more context about a student’s background and what hardships they’ve faced. We’ll break it down for you. Also on today’s episode: a new study found that women who followed a low-fat diet had a lower risk of dying from breast cancer, and a chart-topping caffeine fix.
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