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Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

May. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

The Times and Democrat. May 24, 2022. Editorial: This is a good way to reduce S.C. abortions For decades, politicians across the political spectrum have declared a desire to decrease the number of abortions in South Carolina. Although abortion opponents have focused...

Zimbabwe's court raises age of consent for sex to 18 years

May. 26, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the legal age of consent for sex should be raised to 18 from 16, a judgment welcomed by many in a country where rights groups say teen pregnancies are forcing hundreds of girls out of school. In a ruling...

Poll: High court approval drops after abortion opinion leak

May. 25, 2022 06:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public approval of the Supreme Court has fallen following the leak of a draft opinion that would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision guaranteeing abortion rights nationwide, according to a poll. Disapproval of the nation’s highest court was especially pronounced...

UCLA to pay record of nearly $700M in doctor abuse lawsuits

May. 24, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California system announced Tuesday it will pay nearly $375 million to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a UCLA gynecologist, bringing a record amount in total payouts by a public university in a wave of sexual misconduct scandals by...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 24, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 19, 2022. Editorial: Every GOP Missouri and Kansas US representative voted no on baby formula bill — but 1 Wednesday, the U.S. House approved a bill providing $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration “to address the current shortage of...

US births rose last year but still less than before pandemic

May. 24, 2022 09:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. births bumped up last year, but the number of babies born was still lower than before the coronavirus pandemic. The 1% increase was a bit of a rebound from 2020, the first year of the pandemic, which witnessed the largest one-year drop in the U.S. births in...

Sweden: 5th COVID-19 shot to people over 65, pregnant women

May. 24, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden is recommending a fifth COVID-19 vaccine dose for people with an increased risk of becoming seriously ill, including pregnant women and anyone aged 65 and over, authorities said Tuesday, adding that the country must "be prepared for an increased spread during the upcoming...

Florida suspends abortion clinic after hospitalizations

May. 23, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An abortion clinic that serves women from all over the U.S. South had its license suspended this weekend under an emergency order from Florida health officials after two women who underwent procedures at the clinic were hospitalized this year. The state...

If Roe falls, some fear repercussions for reproductive care

May. 23, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

If the Supreme Court follows through on overturning Roe v. Wade, abortion likely will be banned or greatly restricted in about half the U.S. states. But experts and advocates fear repercussions could reach even further, affecting care for women who miscarry, couples seeking fertility treatments and...

Days before Oklahoma bans abortion, details still uncertain

May. 20, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With Oklahoma only days away from enacting the toughest state ban on abortion in the U.S., providers were preparing to stop terminating pregnancies as questions remained Friday about enforcing the law's limited exceptions. The law allows abortions to save a...