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Louisiana Legislature approves bill classifying abortion pills as controlled dangerous substances

May. 23, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two abortion-inducing drugs could soon be reclassified as controlled and dangerous substances in Louisiana under a first-of-its-kind bill that received final legislative passage Thursday and is expected to be signed into law by the governor. Supporters of...

A comment from Trump and GOP actions in the states put contraceptive access in the 2024 spotlight

May. 23, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican lawmakers in states across the U.S. have been rejecting Democrats' efforts to protect or expand access to birth control, an issue Democrats are promoting as a major issue in this year's elections along with abortion and other reproductive rights concerns. ...

Texas health department appoints anti-abortion OB-GYN to maternal mortality committee

May. 22, 2024 20:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' health department has appointed an outspoken anti-abortion OB-GYN to a committee that reviews pregnancy-related deaths as doctors have been warning that the state’s restrictive abortion ban puts women’s lives at risk. Dr. Ingrid Skop was among the...

Can Medicare money protect doctors from abortion crimes? It worked before, desegregating hospitals

May. 22, 2024 17:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court's pending Idaho abortion ruling may hinge on how federal spending power might protect doctors against a state's criminal code. For guidance, the justices can look to the very beginning of Medicare in the 1960s, when the promise of federal funding finally persuaded...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 22, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 17 The Washington Post on Trump's promises of tax cuts and deregulation Even after all the alarming antics former president Donald Trump has engaged in over the past decade, it was...

Georgia Justice Andrew Pinson beats challenger as 2 Republicans head to runoff in open US House seat

May. 22, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state Supreme Court incumbent has won an election that was unusually heated by the standards of the state's nonpartisan judicial elections, while voters in the state also advanced a former Donald Trump aide and a former state Senate majority leader to a GOP runoff for an...

Louisiana lawmakers advance bill to reclassify abortion drugs, worrying doctors

May. 21, 2024 22:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill that would make it a crime to possess two abortion-inducing drugs without a prescription, a move that doctors fear could prevent them from adequately treating their patients in a timely manner. Under the bill,...

Trump says he is open to restrictions on contraception before backing away from the statement

May. 21, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he was open to supporting regulations on contraception and that his campaign would release a policy on the issue “very shortly,” comments that he later said were misinterpreted. The comments, made during an interview with a Pittsburgh...

New York's high court upholds requiring insurance to cover medically necessary abortions

May. 21, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York can continue to require companies with health insurance plans to cover medically necessary abortions, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany and other church groups challenged the rule, arguing that the policy's...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 21, 2024 13:08 PM EDT

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. May 17, 2024. Editorial: Abortion law provisions for doctor punishments could lead to fewer OB-GYNs Earlier this month, an anti-abortion group filed suit in Marion County Superior Court to regain access to abortion records no longer...