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GOP lawmakers try to thwart abortion rights ballot initiative in South Dakota

GOP lawmakers try to thwart abortion rights ballot initiative in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Republican-led Legislature is trying to thwart a proposed ballot initiative that would enable voters to protect abortion rights in the state constitution.
Republicans vote to make it harder to amend Missouri Constitution

Republicans vote to make it harder to amend Missouri Constitution

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Thursday voted to make it harder to change the Missouri Constitution amid a campaign to restore abortion rights through a voter-backed constitutional amendment.
Wendy Williams has frontotemporal dementia. What is FTD?

Wendy Williams has frontotemporal dementia. What is FTD?

Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with a form of dementia, according to a statement released Thursday on behalf of her caretakers.

Bail is set at $4 million for an Ohio woman charged in her 5-year-old foster son's suffocation death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge Thursday set bail at $4 million for an Ohio woman charged with murder in the suffocation death of her 5-year-old foster son.
Wisconsin lawmakers OK bill to tackle forever chemicals pollution, but governor isn't on board

Wisconsin lawmakers OK bill to tackle forever chemicals pollution, but governor isn't on board

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would unlock $125 million to help municipalities and landowners cope with pollution from so-called forever chemicals. But Gov. Tony Evers isn't on board.
Alabama's frozen embryo ruling is having its first effects. Here's what to know

Alabama's frozen embryo ruling is having its first effects. Here's what to know

The Alabama Supreme Court recently ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, raising concerns about how the decision could affect in vitro fertilization, commonly known as IVF.

Anti-doping law nets first prison sentence for therapist who helped sprinters get drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — The first person charged for violating a 2020 law that forbids conspiracies to taint international sports events through performance-enhancing drugs received a three-month prison sentence.
Planned Parenthood asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to find 1849 abortion law unconstitutional

Planned Parenthood asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to find 1849 abortion law unconstitutional

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a 174-year-old state law that conservatives have interpreted as an abortion ban. It's the second legal challenge to the statute since the U.S.

Polish lawmakers OK morning-after pill for ages 15 and over in a first step to ease reproductive law

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s lawmakers voted on Thursday to approve over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill for ages 15 and above in a step to liberalize Poland’s strict reproductive law inherited from the previous nationalist conservativ
Sex ed classes in some states may soon watch a fetal development video from an anti-abortion group

Sex ed classes in some states may soon watch a fetal development video from an anti-abortion group

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Baby Olivia isn't a real baby. It's an animated fetus that develops over the course of a three-minute video that has become a new front in state-level abortion politics.