A&S in the News: July 16-22, 2023

Egg Donation

Some women need eggs from others, or from their younger selves:The Economist – July 17

… Some women need eggs from others, or from their younger selves … $10,000 or even much more, according to Diane Tober, a researcher at The University of Alabama—vary by region, agency and donor profile.

Senator Tommy Tuberville

Sen. Tommy Tuberville bets Alabama will back his military blockade: NBC News – July 18

… Richard Fording, a political science professor at The University of Alabama, said that because such a “disproportionate” share of the state’s population has served, or is serving, in the military, Tuberville’s strategy is “risky.” “He’s certainly putting sort of his own interests ahead of the interests of the party, and I don’t think that this is going to serve him well,” Fording said. “And to the extent that voters in Alabama, Republicans, are sort of sophisticated enough to understand the implications of that, then I think that could hurt him.” But, he added, Tuberville may be fine unless his hold starts affecting rank-and-file military members and their families. “Ultimately in Alabama, the way it’ll be interpreted is standing up for the right principles. And so, it probably won’t hurt him,” Fording said. “But nationally, I think it’s not good for the Republican Party at all.”

UA Autism Clinic

Alabama autism clinic hosting back to school bash July 29: WVUA – July 21

The University of Alabama’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic is hosting its third annual Back to School Bash July 29, offering free activities including face painting and school supply giveaways. “The Back to School Bash is a way for the UA Autism Clinic, with the support of the Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama, to support our community by providing school supplies as well as an opportunity for families to connect with each other, learn more about resources and enjoy an afternoon of fun before kicking off a new school year,” said clinic director Dr. Laura Stoppelbein in a statement. “It is important to us that families feel supported and valued, and the Back to School Bash is a way we can show that.”
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