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Patient records found at shuttered Indiana abortion clinics

Sep. 20, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators found thousands of abandoned medical records at three shuttered Indiana abortion clinics that were operated by a late doctor who took home more than 2,200 sets of fetal remains, Indiana's attorney general said Friday. No fetal remains were found during Thursday's searches...

The Latest: Patient records found at closed abortion clinics

Sep. 20, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the discovery of fetal remains at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion doctor (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Indiana's attorney general says thousands of patient medical records have been found at three shuttered Indiana abortion clinics that were operated by a...

Official: Fetal remains found in garage nearly 2 decades old

Sep. 19, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities on Thursday said that more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains found stacked in the garage of a deceased doctor's home were from abortions performed in Indiana nearly two decades ago and it's up to authorities there to determine if crimes were committed. At a news...

The Latest: Fetal remains from abortions in 2000-2002

Sep. 19, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on investigations that followed the discovery of fetal remains at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion (all times local):: 2:15 p.m. Illinois authorities say the more than 2,200 fetal remains found at the Illinois home of an abortion doctor who died this month were...

Jurors side with diocese in pregnant Missouri teacher's suit

Sep. 19, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jurors ruled against a teacher who alleged that she was fired from a Catholic school in Kansas City, Missouri, because she was pregnant, unmarried and refused to have an abortion. After eight hours of deliberation, the jurors sided Wednesday with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas...

The Latest: Labor nominee Eugene Scalia cites 'public trust'

Sep. 19, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Eugene Scalia, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department (all times local): 9:50 a.m. President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department tells a Senate committee that his years of work as an attorney for corporate clients won't influence his actions...

Judge denies Missouri request to allow 20-week abortion ban

Sep. 18, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Missouri to allow a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect while the state waits for further court action. The Kansas Star reports that U.S. District Court Judge Howard Sachs had previously paused parts of Missouri's...

Mainers will likely have final vote on vaccine exemptions

Sep. 18, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An effort to undo state lawmakers' elimination of religious and philosophical exemptions for vaccines will be decided by a statewide vote in March if petitions submitted Wednesday are validated by the state. Mainers for Health and Parental Rights delivered more than 77,000 signatures...

Transgender man can sue Catholic hospital over hysterectomy

Sep. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California transgender man can go ahead with a discrimination lawsuit against a Catholic hospital that canceled his hysterectomy, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco overturns a lower court ruling dismissing the...

Number of abortions in US falls to lowest level since 1973

Sep. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, counted...