Reproductive Rights and Controversies

Reproductive rights remain a controversial issue, not only in the United States, but in many countries around the world. Although formal laws address this issue at the federal and state levels, it would be shortsighted to view this conversation as occurring only within the hallways of government. In fact, perhaps no issue has galvanized more stakeholders in recent times than reproductive rights. Institutions, religious groups, grassroots organizations, women’s rights organizations, and international bodies such as the United Nations have weighed in on reproductive rights around the world. In short, there is perhaps no better issue to examine how external stakeholders can impact a social issue than the scope of reproductive rights and its short-term and long-term future.

Go to the Virtual Community to visit external stakeholders. You will identify a stakeholder and articulate a reproductive-rights policy position that the stakeholder is likely to assume. Explain why you believe that the stakeholder would assume that policy position. Consider possible alternatives to the policy position assumed by the stakeholder you identified.

*****Post the name of your selected stakeholder in the Virtual Community. Then, explain how the stakeholder’s worldview effects his or her policy position that he or she would take on reproductive rights. Finally, explain alternative policy positions that the stakeholder might adopt.

Kepler’s Influence on Astronomy

In this writing assignment, you will investigate Tycho’s influence on Kepler and how the
laws of planetary motion swayed the scientific community to accept the heliocentric model.
outline the scientific process Kepler used to come up with his explanation of planetary
motion and how the laws developed by Kepler contributed to the eventual acceptance of
the heliocentric model.
examines the theory developed by Kepler and how Tycho’s written observations
contributed to its success. In your paper, discuss:
The three laws of planetary motion
The impact of Kepler’s laws on the acceptance of the heliocentric model
How Kepler’s laws are used today
Using Kepler’s laws and the properties of ellipses, and knowing that Halley’s comet
completes an orbit around the Sun every 76 years and has an orbital eccentricity of 0.97,
calculate:
The average distance from the Sun (the semimajor axis) for Halley’s Comet
The perihelion and aphelion distances for Halley’s Comet