Arrest confirms Indiana abortion for Ohio 10-year-old

BY: - July 13, 2022

The arrest presumably provides the proof of the girl’s existence that Ohio Republicans have been saying they haven’t been able to find.

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Drag queen tweet stirs controversy for Louisiana Department of Health

BY: - July 12, 2022

The Louisiana Department of Health faces backlash over a social media post that included a picture of a local drag queen at a health awareness event in Alexandria as part of LGBTQ Pride Month. The controversy began June 24 when LDH tweeted photos of a “family-friendly Pride event” at the Alexandria Convention Center with a […]

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Louisiana abortion ban blocked once again by judge pending Monday hearing

BY: - July 12, 2022

Louisiana officials have once again been restrained from enforcing the state’s stringent abortion ban, this time by a state judge in Baton Rouge. Judge Don Johnson issued the temporary restraining order Tuesday in 19th Judicial District Court, prohibiting Attorney General Jeff Landry and Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Courtney Phillips from enforcing the state’s abortion […]

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Florida surpasses 100 monkeypox cases amid expansion of screening

BY: - July 12, 2022

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — A second major commercial laboratory is offering monkeypox testing, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday as Florida cases of the monkeypox virus surpassed 100. The CDC had announced that Labcorp began testing last week for monkeypox, a disease spreading across the nation and worldwide that can cause a […]

Clergy who back abortion rights prepare for new role

BY: - July 11, 2022

Anti-abortion protestors toting Christian iconography outside an abortion clinic are a common sight. While they garner a lot of attention, their vocal stance is far from the only religious view on abortion. Clergy with a pro-abortion rights stance want to remedy that.  Rabbi Sarah Smiley, who leads the United Jewish Congregation of Baton Rouge, said […]

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Parents can now add child’s vaccination status to LA Wallet app

BY: - July 8, 2022

Louisiana parents can now add their child’s COVID-19 vaccination status to the LA Wallet app, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Friday. The LA Wallet app stores a legally accepted digital copy of one’s Louisiana driver’s license or identification card. Last year, the state added a COVID-19 vaccination status feature called the SMART Health Card. Until […]

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Louisiana abortion ban in effect after judge moves case

BY: - July 8, 2022

NEW ORLEANS — A Orleans Parish judge has removed a temporary order blocking Louisiana’s ban on nearly all abortions from taking effect while moving a lawsuit that challenges the state’s abortion law to Baton Rouge. Judge Ethel Julien’s decision effectively closes the three clinics in Louisiana that provide abortion services. Facilities in Baton Rouge, New […]

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Kanter: Louisiana is in 6th wave of COVID-19

BY: - July 7, 2022

An increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations prompted state health officials Thursday to declare that Louisiana is in its sixth surge of the COVID-19 pandemic. State health officer Dr. Joseph Kanter reported 5,436 new cases, 567 hospitalizations and two deaths from the novel coronavirus. The actual number of cases is likely much […]

First monkeypox case identified in Louisiana resident

BY: - July 7, 2022

State health officials reported Thursday the first case of a Louisiana resident who has contracted monkeypox, in addition to an out-of-state visitor who was diagnosed while in Louisiana. Some 15 to 20 people they potentially exposed to the virus are now being contacted, according the Louisiana Department of Health. State health officer Dr. Joseph Kanter […]

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Legal organization warns of crisis centers preying on people seeking abortions

BY: - July 7, 2022

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — It’s a nice storefront sandwiched between an insurance office and massage parlor. Two double-sided signs on the sidewalk in front of the building off San Mateo in southeast  Albuquerque advertise free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds. Their website has resources for social services, housing and adoption care.  One thing these places won’t […]

Lawmakers reluctant to regulate guns in Louisiana

BY: - July 7, 2022

While some states call for stricter laws on guns in response to a wave of mass shootings this year, Louisiana saw limited action from state lawmakers during the 2022 regular session.  The only legislation Louisiana lawmakers passed this year directly related to school shootings is a study resolution to look at the impacts of arming […]

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Doctors spell out their opposition to Louisiana’s abortion law

BY: - July 6, 2022

More than a dozen Louisiana physicians, including the former leader of the state health department under Gov. John Bel Edwards, have filed sworn affidavits in support of the preliminary injunction that would block Louisiana’s strict abortion laws from going into effect.  The physicians detailed their concerns that the trigger laws would lead to significant increase […]