February 25, 2013

Indiana Senate Alters Abortion Bill

The Indiana Senate has dropped a proposed requirement that doctors must try to perform two ultrasound exams on women who receive drugs to induce abortions.


C. Everett Koop
(Wikimedia Commons)
February 25, 2013

C. Everett Koop, Ex-Surgeon General, Dies

C. Everett Koop, who raised the profile of the nation's surgeon general by speaking frankly about AIDS and the dangers of smoking, has died in New Hampshire. He was 96.


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Child getting treatment for cholera in Haiti.
(Rodrigo Abd/AP)
February 21, 2013

UN Rejects Haiti Cholera Compensation Claims

The United Nations has formally rejected compensation claims by victims of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed almost 8,000 people.


morning after pill
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February 21, 2013

Morning-After Pills Don’t Cause Abortion, Studies Say

The most heated part of the fight between the Obama administration and religious groups over new rules that require most health plans to cover contraception actually has nothing to do with birth control. It has to do with abortion.


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February 20, 2013

Indiana Bill for Tougher Abortion Pill Law Advances

Indiana clinics that provide only abortion drugs would face the same requirements as those where surgical abortions are performed under a proposal approved Wednesday by a state legislative committee.


Brian Guest
(Darrell Hoemann)
February 20, 2013

Survey: More Colleges Hiring Counselors as Demand Rises

In the wake of Sandy Hook and other school shootings of recent years, gun control advocates – and some politicians, including President Obama – have renewed a push for changes to existing gun laws. Yet others say that mental health services, rather than gun reform, should be the focus.


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