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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...

West Virginia lawmakers approve needle exchange regulations

Apr. 10, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia bill that would regulate needle exchange programs gained final approval in the Republican-controlled legislature on Saturday amid a spike in HIV cases in the state. Critics have said its more stringent requirements for the...

Top Missouri lawmaker OK not paying for Medicaid expansion

Apr. 08, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top Republican state senator on Thursday said he doesn't want lawmakers to pay for government health care for thousands of newly eligible low-income adults. Missouri voters last year amended the state Constitution to extend...

Abortion ban for genetic issues fails in Arizona Senate

Apr. 07, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Arizona failed Wednesday to approve a sweeping abortion bill in the Senate that would have made it a felony for a doctor to terminate a pregnancy in which the fetus has a genetic abnormality after a single Republican joined Democrats in voting no. ...

Judge temporarily blocks Ohio telemedicine abortion ban

Apr. 07, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has temporarily blocked an Ohio ban on the use of telemedicine for medication abortions as a suit challenging the law's constitutionality proceeds. The two-week restraining order was granted by a Hamilton County judge late Tuesday in a case...

Indiana Senate approves 'abortion reversal' requirement

Apr. 07, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature on Tuesday voted to advance a bill that tightens state abortion laws despite objections that it would force doctors to provide dubious information to their patients. The measure requires Indiana doctors to...

Arizona governor signs COVID-19 liability shield

Apr. 05, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed legislation giving businesses, nursing homes and others a broad shield from lawsuits related to COVID-19, making Arizona the latest state to limit liability after the pandemic. Republican lawmakers approved the...

Arkansas governor vetoes transgender youth treatment ban

Apr. 05, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth, though lawmakers could enact the restriction over his objections. The...

N.C. bill would ban treatment for trans people under 21

Apr. 05, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three North Carolina Republican lawmakers introduced a bill Monday that would prevent doctors from performing gender reassignment surgery for transgender people younger than 21. The legislation follows a nationwide trend of GOP-controlled state...