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A Surgical Tech May Have Exposed Over 5,000 Patients To Hepatitis And HIV In Hospitals Across Four States

Hospitals in four states are warning thousands of patients that they may have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV by a former hospital worker who allegedly tampered with patients’ syringes to steal narcotic pain medication. The alert comes after Rocky Allen, 28, a former surgical technician, was indicted last month in Colorado on charges of … Continue reading

New Evidence Undermines The Entire Premise Of Anti-Abortion Laws

As the Supreme Court deliberates over one of the most critical abortion rights cases of the last several decades, a newly-published study has revealed findings with profound implications for the abortion debate as a whole: In contrast to what abortion opponents claim, recent reductions in the U.S. abortion rate are attributable almost entirely to a … Continue reading

Kalamazoo Rampage Was The 42nd Mass Shooting In 2016

At least six people were killed and two more left critically wounded Saturday evening during a shooting spree in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, marking the 42nd mass shooting on U.S. soil since the start of 2016. The rampage began about 6 p.m. Saturday outside an apartment complex on the eastern edge of Kalamazoo County, where a … Continue reading

Poetic Justice: Grand Jury Investigating Planned Parenthood Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists Instead

A Texas grand jury tasked with investigating Planned Parenthood wrapped up on Monday by issuing several indictments — not to the women’s healthcare provider, but to two of the anti-abortion activists who prompted the investigation in the first place. The Harris County District Attorney’s office in Houston, Texas, announced late Monday that Planned Parenthood had … Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Just Filed A Major Lawsuit Over Deceptive Undercover Videos

Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday against the anti-abortion activists that produced a series of heavily edited, deceptive undercover videos of the family planning provider’s staffers talking about fetal tissue donations.  The civil suit accuses the defendants — the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress and a fake fetal tissue procurement company called … Continue reading

President Obama Will Announce New Executive Action On Guns In 2016

President Barack Obama will ring in the New Year by taking executive action to expand background checks on gun sales, according to media reports citing people familiar with White House proposals and planning. The action, which will likely come sometime before Obama makes his final State of the Union address to Congress on Jan. 12, is … Continue reading

U.S. Jury Awards $17 Million To Victimized Female Migrant Workers

A federal jury has awarded a total of $17 million to five women who were fired from a produce packing company in Florida after their bosses raped and sexually harassed them on the job, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Thursday.  According to the EEOC, the five women were repeatedly raped, groped and sexually harassed … Continue reading

Obama Administration’s New Approach To Combat Heroin Epidemic Prioritizes Public Health Over Punishment

The Obama administration announced a new strategy to combat heroin abuse on Monday, pledging $2.5 million in additional funds to target five of the nation’s “high intensity drug trafficking areas.” The plan, which aims to pair law enforcement officials with health experts, marks a major shift in U.S. drug policy, emphasizing treatment and harm-reduction rather … Continue reading

GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Supports Denying Abortion To Child Rape Victim

GOP presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on Sunday expressed his support for the decision to deny an abortion to a 10-year-old rape victim in Paraguay, saying that while what happened was a “terrible tragedy,” it is best not to “compound the tragedy by taking another life.” In an appearance on CNN’s “State … Continue reading

11-Year-Old Rape Victim Forced To Give Birth After Being Denied Abortion

An 11-year-old girl in Paraguay who became pregnant after being raped by her stepfather — and whose case sparked international outrage after Paraguayan officials rejected her request for an abortion — has given birth to a daughter. International human rights groups say that, while the girl and her newborn are both healthy, the birth highlights … Continue reading

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