The Fine Print: Abortion Laws and Personhood, SAT Adversity Score, Pricey Coffee

The Fine Print: Abortion Laws and Personhood, SAT Adversity Score, Pricey Coffee

Skimm This - May 16, 2019 - 12:21

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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