Indiana House passes legislation banning most abortions, sends bill to Senate

Indiana House passes legislation banning most abortions, sends bill to Senate

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana House on Friday passed a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in the state, sending the legislation back to the state Senate to confer on House changes. House members advanced the near-total abortion ban 62-38 with limited exceptions, including in cases of rape and incest, and to protect the … Read more

Connecticut launches reproductive rights website and hotline

Connecticut launches reproductive rights website and hotline

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut has launched a new hotline and website to help people looking for information about abortion services, Gov. Ned Lamont said. Starting Friday, people can call the reproductive rights hotline or click on the web portal for providers and other resources. The services were launched in the wake of the Supreme Court’s … Read more

Ron DeSantis Suspends Tampa Prosecutor Who Took Stance Against Criminalizing Abortion Providers – Tampa Bay Now

Ron DeSantis Suspends Tampa Prosecutor Who Took Stance Against Criminalizing Abortion Providers – Tampa Bay Now

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday suspended Tampa’s elected prosecutor, Andrew Warren, for pledging not to use his office to go after people who seek and provide abortions or on doctors who provide gender affirming care to transgender people. DeSantis also accused Warren of not pursuing … Read more

More Illegal Sites Running Online Abortion Pill Scams

More Illegal Sites Running Online Abortion Pill Scams

Aug. 4, 2022 — Many women seeking abortion pills online have unknowingly been ordering the pills from one of many fake clinics making false claims, pharmacy experts report. While some online sites are licensed and legitimately connect consumers with the pills, the illegal sites may sell either counterfeit or expired pills or deliver no pills … Read more

Pritzker announces expansion of funding for abortion services

Pritzker announces expansion of funding for abortion services

CHICAGO (CBS) – Govt. JB Pritzker announced Thursday that the state is expanding funding for abortion services. Starting next month, Illinois will increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for abortion providers by 20%, or about $3 million annually. Pritzker said the change will help reproductive health care providers cover the cost as more people seek abortions from … Read more

Kansas voters uphold abortion rights as Biden signs executive order protecting abortion access

Kansas voters uphold abortion rights as Biden signs executive order protecting abortion access

Kansas voters uphold abortion rights as Biden signs executive order protecting abortion access – CBS News Watch CBS News One day after Kansas voters upheld abortion rights in their state, President Biden signed an executive order to protect patients traveling for abortion care. CBS News political correspondent Caitlin Huey-Burns reports. Be the first to know … Read more

Door By Door, A Small Group Of Kansans Changed The Abortion Debate

Door By Door, A Small Group Of Kansans Changed The Abortion Debate

Just above a half-million people in Kansas radically altered the political debate about abortion on Tuesday. Not only did they vote to reject a referendum that would have removed abortion protections from the state constitution, but they did so by a double-digit margin, with a stunning surge of turnout, in a state that former President … Read more

Weibo crashed after users rushed to track Nancy Pelosi’s plane on the way to Taiwan

Weibo crashed after users rushed to track Nancy Pelosi’s plane on the way to Taiwan

The global outbreak of monkeypox has so far led to more than 24,000 cases in over 80 countries, and the World Health Organization has warned that the window of opportunity to contain the disease and prevent it from becoming endemic outside Africa is rapidly closing. Vaccines represent a potentially crucial measure. Monkeypox vaccines are already … Read more

IL GOP Gov. Nominee Darren Bailey Tries to Explain Past Holocaust Remark After it is Denounced as ‘Deeply Disturbing’ – NBC Chicago

IL GOP Gov.  Nominee Darren Bailey Tries to Explain Past Holocaust Remark After it is Denounced as ‘Deeply Disturbing’ – NBC Chicago

Republican gubernatorial nominee Darren Bailey on Tuesday tried to minimize comments he made five years ago in which he said the Holocaust “doesn’t even compare” to abortion — remarks that have enflamed the Jewish community and the state’s Jewish governor, JB Pritzker. “I believe that abortion is one of the greatest atrocities of our day, … Read more