I Don't Care If You're Pro-Life Or Pro-Choice. These Numbers Are Scary.

America is getting something very right, according to this graphic. With safe abortions available, women are able to carry out a legal medical procedure without fear of infection or death. Instead of making safe abortions harder to access through waiting periods or crazy administrative hoops that shut down clinics, we should be doubling down on making available something that's obviously working! We should also be focusing on ways to help decrease the rate of unintended pregnancy. (Hello, comprehensive sex-ed. Oh hey, birth control!)

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For the first time in its 56-year history, Sports Illustrated will feature a transgender model on its glossy cover. 23-year-old Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio will appear in the July issue, which hits stands early next week. Sampaio wrote on Instagram that she was "excited and honored" to be part of such an iconic issue, adding: "The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way."

A native of Fortaleza, a city in northeastern Brazil, Sampaio has been making history in the fashion world in recent years. She was already the first trans model to make the 2017 cover of Vogue Paris. Scouted while she was a young teen, she quickly made her way onto key runways in her home country. She managed to make an impression in a short time— launching her career at 18 years old—as L'Oréal Paris's first trans model. She hit another milestone last year, when she was the face of Victoria's Secret campaign, breaking barriers as the first trans woman working with the brand.

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