News you can relate to

Some stories that caught our eye this week:

Dee Gordon, a Major League All-Star, lost his mother to domestic violence when he was six years old. Now he reaches out to other kids in the same situation: “I went through it, and when I went through it, I didn’t have anybody,” Gordon said. “Nobody could relate to me. So now I just want to relate to kids and give back my time.”

Finally, someone is trying to make guns as difficult to access as abortions: “Since Missouri holds the rank as one of the strictest abortion regulation states in the country, it is logical we borrow similar restrictions to lower our horrific gun violence rates,” said Senator Stacey Newman.

Imagine how discouraging and offensive it must be to have strangers who know nothing about you assume that you aren’t capable of parenting your own children: How a disabled pregnant woman handles insensitive questions.