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Cure For Crying Babies? Medical Help For Sleepless Parents In Munich

Babies cry, that’s normal. But what if your baby does not stop crying and drives you up the wall? For more than 25 years, a Munich-based medical department has helped parents cope with crying babies.

Don't hold back, baby.
Don't hold back, baby.
Christina Hertel

MUNICH – Marion Schmidt's baby Felix cried frequently, even after he was fed and changed. Schmidt, whose name has been changed, would get up 10 to 15 times a night to soothe her son, holding him for hours. One day she decided enough was enough and contacted the outpatient department of the KBO Child Centre in Munich that deals with crying babies. Felix, small and thin for his age, needed medical attention.

The mother and child were examined by a pediatrician. The session was filmed by a camera hidden behind a mirrored wall to analyze the behavior of Felix and Schmidt. During their three-week stay at the department, nurses showed Schmidt how to handle Felix when he cried without pause and trained Felix to not be alarmed when he was separated from his mother.

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End Of Roe v. Wade, The World Is Watching

As the Supreme Court decides to overturn the 1973 decision that guaranteed abortion rights, many fear an imminent threat to abortion rights in the U.S. But in other countries, the global fight for sexual and reproductive rights is going in different directions.

"Don't abort my right" At 2019 pro-choice march In Toulouse, France.

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Hannah Steinkopf-Frank and Sophia Constantino

PARIS — Nearly 50 years after it ensured the right to abortion to Americans, the United States Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade case, meaning that millions of women in the U.S. may lose their constitutional right to abortion.

The groundbreaking decision is likely to set off a range of restrictions on abortion access in multiple states in the U.S., half of which are expected to implement new bans on the procedure. Thirteen have already passed "trigger laws" that will automatically make abortion illegal.

U.S. President Joe Biden called the ruling "a tragic error" and urged individual states to enact laws to allow the procedure.

In a country divided on such a polarizing topic, the decision is likely to cause major shifts in American law and undoubtedly spark outrage among the country’s pro-choice groups. Yet the impact of such a momentous shift, like others in the United States, is also likely to reverberate around the world — and perhaps, eventually, back again in the 50 States.

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