See what happened in a country that didn't put extreme anti-choice lawmakers in check. It's scary.

When extreme belief systems are allowed to dictate our laws, it's not difficult to end up in this kind of situation.

See what happened in a country that didn't put extreme anti-choice lawmakers in check. It's scary.
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This is Donna in the Philippines.

Without affordable birth control and without options for abortion care, she must live with the looming threat of what another pregnancy could do to her family or, physically, to her.

And this is Cristina in El Salvador.

She suffered a horrific miscarriage only to be accused of aborting her baby and then arrested and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Stories like this often break our hearts, but they seem so far away and like they don't apply to us, right? But that's not true. Check out the video above to see where in America we're starting to see scary parallels and where abortion access is being restricted by chipping away at laws and loopholes just a little at a time.

The first step in drawing the line is for American men and women to realize that those horror stories CAN happen here to people they love and even to themselves.

Please consider sharing this if you're ready to draw the line, too.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18

Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)

"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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