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Politics at the pharmacy | Georgia’s new abortion law affecting patients, doctors
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Politics at the pharmacy | Georgia’s new abortion law affecting patients, doctors

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Some Georgians are having trouble picking up medication that’s been prescribed to them by licensed doctors. It’s an unintended result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, and is complicating access to essential drugs.Atlanta resident Cindi Gatton takes Misoprostol to prevent stomach ulcers, which can be caused by the long-term use of anti-inflammatory drugs, which she also takes for her arthritis.“After my second ulcer, I had asked my primary care doctor if he would be comfortable prescribing this drug,” Gatton said. “He did, and and I’ve taken it daily pretty much ever since.”Gatton never had a problem filling her prescription at her Publix pharmacy in Decatur, until a few weeks ago.“The pharmacy tech said we have to get additional information fro...
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...