Do Mo Harm: “Casiano was one of three women who gave dramatic testimony about their pregnancies in a hushed and spellbound courtroom in the case brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights. The case, on behalf of 13 patients and two doctors, argues that the medical exceptions to Texas’ laws are unclear and unworkable for doctors in ways that harm patients.” Denied abortion for a doomed pregnancy, she tells Texas court: ‘There was no mercy.’ From CNN: Nearly two years after Texas’ six-week abortion ban, more infants are dying. And, Blue-state doctors launch abortion pill pipeline into states with bans.

+ Local Anesthesia Disaster: “The plant produces anesthesia and other drugs as well as nearly 25% of all sterile injectable medications used in U.S. hospitals.” Tornado damages Pfizer plant in North Carolina, will ‘likely lead to long-term shortages’ of medicine.

+ What Could Possibly Go Wrong? “Some executives who saw Google’s pitch described it as unsettling, asking not to be identified discussing a confidential matter. Two people said it seemed to take for granted the effort that went into producing accurate and artful news stories.” NYT: Google Tests A.I. Tool That Is Able to Write News Articles. Also, the NYC subway is using AI to track fare evasion. (At least bring back subway tokens as digital currency…)

+ Leonard Spots: “It was not apparent at the time, but the rush of favorable content was part of a coordinated and sophisticated public relations campaign to defend and celebrate Thomas.” WaPo: Influential activist Leonard Leo helped fund media campaign lionizing Clarence Thomas. (Has any single person had more of an influence on modern American politics than Leonard Leo?)

+ Cardinal Sin: Stanford president resigns over manipulated research, will retract at least three papers. The news was broken by the school newspaper.

+ It’s in the Cards: “The 27-year-old Japanese trading card franchise has exploded in popularity in recent years, leading to frenzied fans, collectors and Pokémon card players fighting for the best cards.” Pokémon fever once again grips fans around the world.