LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. ― Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, said during a campaign event Wednesday that men need to do more to defend women’s reproductive rights. “I think it’s particularly important from a political stance for men to stand up,“...
A New Jersey pastor has been doling out industrial bleach to thousands of poor Ugandans, promoting the poisonous liquid as a “miracle cure” that can cure cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and numerous other ailments when ingested, The Guardian reports. Burlington County’s Robert Baldwin reportedly plugged his “healing water” in Uganda using...
A few weeks ago, Jen Villavicencio, an OB-GYN in Michigan, Googled her name. There, on the results page, was an anti-choice website that identified medical professionals working in the “abortion cartel.” Her name was on the list. The site had posted several photos of her, stripped from social media,...
May 22 (Reuters) - Medical authorities in Maine on Wednesday confirmed the state’s first measles infection in two years, making it the 25th state to report cases of the disease. The United States is experiencing its worst measles outbreak in a quarter of a century. Earlier this week, federal...
Lawmakers in 15 states have introduced so-called “fetal heartbeat” legislation this year to ban abortion as soon as a doctor can detect cardiac activity in an embryo, which typically happens at around six weeks into a pregnancy. But doctors say that not only is that cutoff completely arbitrary, it’s...
NEW YORK, May 21 (Reuters) ― Two dozen U.S. states and municipalities sued the Trump administration on Tuesday to stop it from enforcing a rule that would make it easier for doctors and nurses to avoid performing abortions on religious or moral grounds. A lawsuit led by New York...
Bucking the antiabortion political trends in several other states, the Nevada state Assembly approved a pro-choice bill on Tuesday to remove criminal penalties for people who terminate a pregnancy without consulting a physician. The Trust Nevada Women Act, which passed on a 27-13 vote, would also decriminalize other abortion-related actions,...
Laverne Cox wants transgender men to be included in the abortion debates taking place around the country in the wake of Alabama passing the strictest anti-abortion measure in the U.S.  The actress and activist was giving the commencement speech at Pitzer College in Claremont, California, on Saturday when she recalled a recent experience...
To stem the opioid epidemic, U.S. doctors cut prescriptions of medications such as OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet by at least a quarter over the last five years. But the reduction in prescriptions came at a cost to some pain patients. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and...
As a wave of abortion restrictions sweep through several states, California’s Senate passed a bill to ensure students at its public colleges and universities have access to abortion pills at campus health clinics. Lawmakers approved the College Student Right to Access Act on Monday, sending it to the state...