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GOP Oklahoma lawmaker criticized for transgender comments

Apr. 16, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker who helped revive a bill to ban transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports is coming under fire for saying transgender people “have a mental illness." Rep. Justin Humphrey, a Republican from the southeast...

Missouri House redirects money meant for Medicaid expansion

Apr. 15, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The GOP-led Missouri House on Thursday passed an alternative plan for spending funding initially meant for Medicaid expansion. House lawmakers voted 143-1 to send the proposal to the Senate, where Republican leaders have also voiced support for...

Immigrant health care is on California Senate's wish list

Apr. 14, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in the California Senate said Wednesday they want to spend the state's projected multibillion-dollar budget surplus on things such as making college debt-free for students, paying for the health care of some older, low-income adults living in the country...

WVU Hospitals gets OK to add beds to Fairmont Medical Center

Apr. 14, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — WVU Hospitals has received regulatory approval to add 32 beds to Fairmont Medical Center. WVU Hospitals announced the approval from the West Virginia Health Care Authority on Wednesday. WVU Hospitals opened the emergency...

Indiana lawmakers send abortion 'reversal' bill to governor

Apr. 14, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about a scientifically dubious option that the bill's proponents claim could halt an abortion midway through the process. The...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Apr. 13, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. April 11, 2021. Editorial: Keep moving forward on expanded telehealth in Minnesota The pandemic ushered in changes that enhanced patients’ access, convenience. The COVID-19 pandemic forced sweeping...

US court lifts hold on Ohio's Down syndrome abortion law

Apr. 13, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided federal appeals court lifted the hold Tuesday on an Ohio law that prohibits doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, a case considered nationally pivotal. Judges of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Hawaii to allow some nurses to perform abortions

Apr. 12, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige on Monday signed legislation that would make Hawaii the latest state to allow some nurses to perform abortions. Hawaii law previously said only physicians could perform early, in-clinic abortions. But because of a doctor shortage, several...

Charles Booker forms exploratory committee for US Senate run

Apr. 12, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Charles Booker, whose unabashedly progressive campaign in Kentucky came up just short in last year's Senate primary, said Monday that he's forming an exploratory committee as he weighs a follow-up race in 2022 against Republican incumbent Sen. Rand Paul. ...

Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication

Apr. 11, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abortion rights advocates say the pandemic has demonstrated the value of medical care provided...