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Trump: Dr. Fauci’s ‘pitching arm is far more accurate than his prognostications’

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation’s top epidemiologists who’s a member of the President’s COVID-19 task force, has been in a tense battle with the Trump Campaign over a recent advertisement featuring what appeared to be his past praise of President Trump’s response to the virus. However, Dr. Fauci argues that his comments were “taken out of context” and is asking that the commercial be taken down.

President Trump responded to Fauci Tuesday on Twitter, saying his “pitching arm is far more accurate than his prognostications.” The President was referring to Dr. Fauci’s early advisory for a nationwide lockdown to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, but also maybe his less than perfect first pitch at the opening baseball game of the Major League Baseball season.

At least when it comes to lockdowns, the World Health Organization, which also initially advocated for such a response, has recently reversed its early advisory saying it shouldn’t be a country’s main prescription to COVID-19, adding that the damage of shutting down may be even more devastating to world economies.

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“WHO no longer likes lockdowns-just came out against,” Trump added in his Tuesday tweet. “Trump was right. We saved 2,000,000 USA lives!!!”

Dr. Fauci on Monday night told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the commercial should be taken down, calling the ad “dissapointing.”

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Pope Francis calls for universal ban on ‘so-called surrogate motherhood’

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Pope Francis called for a universal ban on surrogacy, likening the practice as an unborn child “turned into an object of trafficking.”

“I consider despicable the practice of so-called surrogate motherhood, which represents a grave violation of the dignity of the woman and the child, based on the exploitation of situations of the mother’s material needs,” Francis said in a speech to the Holy See on Monday.

The “uterus for rent” process, as Francis has called it, was estimated to bring in $14 billion in the U.S. in 2022, and is projected to grow to a $129 billion market by 2032. National Review reports Individual surrogacies can cost anywhere from $60,000 to $200,000 plus in the U.S. Rising infertility rates, an increase in the number of fertility clinics, and “sedentary lifestyles” contribute to surrogacy’s recent popularity, according to Global Market Insights.

“A child is always a gift and never the basis of a commercial contract,” Francis continued. “Consequently, I express my hope for an effort by the international community to prohibit this practice universally.”

Surrogacy is already banned in many European countries. In the United States, commercial surrogacy, or for-profit surrogacy, is legal in some states, and the practice has been used by celebrities who are very public with their decision to use surrogacy.

Altruistic surrogacy, the method by which a woman carries another person’s child for no official compensation, is legal in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, Greece, and Iceland, according to the National Institutes of Health.

The speech was about threats to peace and human dignity. “A child is always a gift and never the basis of a commercial contract,” Francis continued. “Consequently, I express my hope for an effort by the international community to prohibit this practice universally.”

Francis also listed Russia’s war on Ukraine, the Israel-Hamas war, climate change, and increased weapons production as great threats to peace on Monday.

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