She said: "The ban this year on flat fees should be celebrated as it will generally mean a decent saving for consumers who are the most vulnerable and fall into an unarranged facility. … [Read more...] about Santander cuts cashback interest on top current account and introduces new 40% charge on overdrafts
If she was concerned about the illegality of what she was doing, or by the rapidly growing number of women, Booth tried not to let it be a deterrent. “Life at that moment was filled with so many engagements and movement activities, and so many unexpected things. It was as if democracy and society was becoming more alive in many different arenas. I probably was also somewhat scared and frightened. But in so much of what I’ve ever done in my life, I was sort of scared and frightened – at the start at least. And I think it’s true for many people, especially young women, who wonder, ‘Will I know enough? Will I be good enough? Can I do just what’s needed?’” … [Read more...] about ‘You have to stand up to illegitimate authority’: what veteran abortion activists can teach us in the Trump era
What’s more “with egg sharing you are going through treatment yourself. Someone else is taking half your eggs, and you need to be comfortable with the fact that they may be successful and you may not. There could be the niggling doubt that you may have had a baby with the eggs you gave away. It’s not a very rational thought but it can be hard to deal with. … [Read more...] about Have a baby, or your money back
The ads themselves are lost to internet history – Gould believes he may have copies somewhere on floppy discs. But it’s not hard to draw a line from that moment to Robert Mueller’s 16 February indictment of the Internet Research Agency, which alleges that Russian agents carried out a conspiracy to interfere with a US presidential election, in large part by purchasing targeted Facebook ads designed to “encourage US minority groups not to vote”. Or to the news recently revealed in the Observer that 50m Facebook profiles were obtained and misused by data mining company Cambridge Analytica to target voters during the 2016 presidential election. … [Read more...] about ‘It might work too well’: the dark art of political advertising online
Despite the spike in surrogacies over the past decade – and a rise in profile following the examples of celebrities Kim Kardashian, Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker and Tom Daley – just 302 (0.4%) of 75,425 fertility treatment cycles recorded by UK watchdog the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) in 2017 were surrogacies. But it has become a viable route for gay men who want to start a family. At Care, two-thirds of surrogacies in 2018/19 were for men in same-sex relationships, an option aided by the HFEA’s 2011 decision to offer £750 compensation to egg donors, triggering more women to help others on their parenthood journeys. This, says consultant gynaecologist David Polson, “opened up the options for same-sex couples to seek out a surrogate and become parents”. Advances in freezing fertilised eggs have also made it more likely that a thawed embryo will be suitable for transfer to another woman’s womb. … [Read more...] about ‘She said she’d be babysitting our embryo’: what’s it like to carry a child for a friend?