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Indiana lawmakers approve abortion ban
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Indiana lawmakers approve abortion ban

Indiana's Legislature became the first in the nation Friday to pass new legislation restricting access to abortions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The measure now goes to Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, who has not indicated whether he will sign it. Indiana was among the earliest Republican-run state legislatures to debate tighter abortion laws after the Supreme Court ruling in June that removed constitutional protections for the procedure. It is the first state to pass a ban through both chambers, after West Virginia lawmakers on July 29 passed up the chance to be that state. The debates come amid an evolving landscape of abortion politics across the country as Republicans face some party divisions and Democrats see a pos...
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Aug. 4, 2022 | Khimki, Russia | WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom. She was sentenced to nine years in prison after a Russian court found her guilty of bringing cannabis-infused vape cartridges into Russia.(Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP) Source link
Wyoming and North Dakota abortion bans temporarily blocked by judges
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Wyoming and North Dakota abortion bans temporarily blocked by judges

Abortion bans set to take effect this week in Wyoming and North Dakota were temporarily blocked Wednesday by judges in those states amid lawsuits arguing that the bans violate their state constitutions.A judge in Wyoming sided with a firebombed women's health clinic and others who argued the ban would harm health care workers and their patients, while a North Dakota judge sided with the state's only abortion clinic, Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo.The Wyoming ban was set to take effect Wednesday. The North Dakota law was set to take effect Thursday. Meanwhile, West Virginia lawmakers moved ahead with a ban amid protests and dozens speaking against the measure.During hours of debate leading up to the 69-23 vote in the Republican-dominated Hou...
Wyoming abortion ban temporarily blocked by judge
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Wyoming abortion ban temporarily blocked by judge

A Wyoming judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked the state's abortion ban on the day it took effect, siding with a firebombed women's health clinic and others who argued the ban would violate the state constitution and harm health care workers and their patients.Lawmakers in West Virginia meanwhile debated an abortion ban, drawing an at times raucous crowd of hundreds to the state Capitol, where dozens spoke against the bill on the House floor.Wyoming's court action puts it among several states including Kentucky, Louisiana and Utah where judges have temporarily blocked implementation of "trigger laws" while lawsuits play out. Attorneys arguing before Teton County District Judge Melissa Owens, in Jackson, disagreed over whether the Wyoming Con...