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Abortion capacity in Colorado could expand with advanced practice clinicians, more telehealth

BY: - May 16, 2022

As Colorado abortion rights activists prepare for a potential influx of patients coming into the state following the anticipated reversal of Roe v. Wade, they are strategizing about how to increase the pool of qualified abortion providers to meet demand and not compromise the care of Colorado residents. “I don’t see any state that has […]

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Lawmakers, grieving parents differ on how tough to get on fentanyl

BY: - May 14, 2022

There’s broad agreement that Louisiana’s fentanyl crisis has reached acute levels, with overdose deaths attributed to manmade opioids up 119% according to state health officials. But consensus on an approach to curb these numbers and discourage abuse of the drug remains elusive, even as state lawmakers advance a proposed law to make penalties harsher. Sen. […]

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How Texas’ powerful but fractured abortion opposition helped bring down Roe v. Wade

BY: and - May 13, 2022

Nearly 50 years ago, a high school freshman in Alief was in her sex education class when another student asked the teacher about abortion. It was the first time Kyleen Peloquen, then 14, had heard the word.

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Louisiana House guts abortion bill that could have sent pregnant patients to prison

BY: - May 12, 2022

The Louisiana House gutted a controversial abortion bill Thursday, removing language from it that could have sent people who undergo the procedure to prison, outlawed certain forms of birth control, and criminalized parts of the in vitro fertilization process. The rewrite has stalled the legislation, because the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Danny McCormick, R-Oil City, is […]

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If Louisiana bans abortion, will the state spend more money on pregnant people, children?

BY: - May 12, 2022

Anti-abortion Republican lawmakers who oversee the budget process in the Louisiana Legislature offered little to no insight on whether more money would be made available for increased maternal health and child care. 

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Pandemic twist: To-go cocktails make it harder to enforce underage drinking laws

BY: - May 11, 2022

During the COVID-19 pandemic, dozens of states have allowed struggling restaurants to sell cocktails to-go, but the expansion of alcohol to-go laws has placed a burden on understaffed alcohol enforcement agencies. (Canva image)

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Lawyers, abortion advocates prepare for ‘sea change’ from Roe v. Wade decision

BY: - May 9, 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The leak of a draft opinion appearing to spell drastic changes to abortion legalization in the country has caused many Ohio abortion advocates to accept what they’d been expecting for months. Roe v. Wade may be overturned this summer by the U.S. Supreme Court, and rather than deny what they’ve anticipated since […]

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Louisiana Right to Life opposes bill that would classify abortion as homicide

BY: - May 7, 2022

“Our long-standing policy is that abortion-vulnerable women should not be treated as criminals,” the group said in a written statement released Friday night. “Instead, we should hold accountable the individuals performing the abortion or selling or providing the chemical abortion drugs.” 

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Edwards declines to share personal views on leaked draft of Supreme Court abortion opinion

BY: - May 4, 2022

Gov. John Bel Edwards declined Wednesday to share his personal views on a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion that indicates the court is leaning toward overturning Roe vs. Wade – the landmark court decision that guarantees access to abortion across the country.  When asked about the draft opinion, written by Justice Samuel […]

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Abortion rights protests erupt, perhaps a prelude of more to come

BY: - May 4, 2022

The mood was similar to the George Floyd protests of the summer of 2020, as a diverse group of mostly young people marched, chanting slogans like “No justice, no peace” and “When women’s rights are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back.”

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Bill advances to provide free, easy access to menstrual products in Louisiana schools

BY: - May 3, 2022

While some schools already provide these products in the nurse’s office or the main office, many do not. A trip to one of those offices can take up class time.

With leaked draft overturning Roe v. Wade, let’s look at Louisiana’s abortion law

BY: - May 3, 2022

If the leaked draft of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on a Mississippi abortion law overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, laws in place in several states will take effect. More legal challenges are expected, but Louisiana’s 16-year-old abortion law would go into effect immediately and include only limited exceptions. The Louisiana Legislature approved […]