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US Women Are Stocking Up on Abortion Pills, Especially When There is News About Restrictions

Thousands of women stocked up on abortion pills just in case they needed them, new research shows, with demand peaking in the past couple years at times when it looked like the medications might become harder to get. read more >

Keeping Tabs on the Justices

As high court justices continue to be scrutinized by underfunded agencies, investigations into their finances reveal inconsistencies with judicial ethics. read more >
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Banking & Finance / Education / Legal

Supreme Court Seems Ready to Sink Student Loan Forgiveness

Biden's only hope for being allowed to move forward with his plan appeared to be the slim possibility, based on the arguments, that the court would find that Republican-led states and individuals challenging the plan lacked the legal right to sue. read more >
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Government & Politics / Legal

At the Supreme Court, It’s Taking Longer to Hear Cases

Arguments that usually lasted an hour in the morning have stretched well beyond two, and on many days it's long past lunchtime before the court breaks. read more >
Health Care / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

Low-Wage Workers Bear Financial Brunt of Denied Abortions

States with some of the nation's strictest abortion laws are among the hardest places to raise children, especially for the poor. read more >
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Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Supreme Court Asked to Stop Arkansas Law Against Israel Boycott

The ACLU called a lower court ruling in favor of the boycott a "radical departure" from Supreme Court precedent. read more >
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Agriculture & Poultry / Legal

Supreme Court to Hear Case That Could Raise Price of Pork

The question for the high court is whether California has impermissibly burdened the pork market and improperly regulated an industry outside its borders. read more >
Pro-choice protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., in October
Government & Politics / Health Care / Media & Marketing

Ad Spending Shows Dems Hinging Midterm Hopes on Abortion

The unprecedented investment in abortion messaging on TV this year through Sept. 18 is larger than the Republican Party's combined national investment in ads relating to the economy, crime and immigration. read more >
Health Care / Insurance / Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Expands Abortion Coverage for Employees

In addition to coverage for mothers facing health risks, the retail giant said it will offer "travel support." read more >
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Health Care / Media & Marketing

Planned Parenthood to Spend Record $50M in Midterm Elections

The historic proportions of the midterm campaign, when less money is usually spent, were made possible by a torrent of money raised after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. read more >
Joe Biden speaks during an event on Nov. 14, 2020 at Los Angeles Trade–Technical College
Energy / Government & Politics

Biden Vows ‘Strong’ Climate Action Despite Dual Setbacks

Biden did not specify what actions he will take on climate, but said they will create jobs, improve energy security, bolster domestic manufacturing and protect consumers from oil and gas price increases. "I will not back down,'' he promised. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Over-The-Counter Birth Control? Drug Maker Seeks FDA Approval

The French drug maker's application compiles years of research intended to convince the Food and Drug Administration that women can safely screen themselves for those risks and use the pill effectively. read more >
President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the U.S. Department of Defense in February 2021
Government & Politics / Health Care / Transportation

Biden Signs Order Aimed at Protecting Abortion Access

The actions he outlined are intended to mitigate some potential penalties women seeking abortion may face after the ruling but are limited in their ability to safeguard access to abortion nationwide. read more >
Entergy recently announced that it wants to stop production at its White Bluff Power Plant in Redfield in 2027 and 2028 instead of spending $1 billion to install scrubbers.
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal

Supreme Court Limits EPA in Curbing Power Plant Emissions

The court's ruling could complicate the Biden administration's plans to combat climate change. read more >
Health Care

Instagram and Facebook Remove Posts Offering Abortion Pills

Abortion pills, however, can legally be obtained through the mail after an online consultation from prescribers who have undergone certification and training. read more >
Abortion protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court in September 2020
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Anti-Abortion Centers to Grow, Wield More Influence Post-Roe

Hundreds of so-called crisis pregnancy centers nationwide that aim to discourage women from seeking abortions are expected to wield even more influence now. read more >
Protesters in Washington demand continued access to abortion in October 2021 after the ban on most abortions in Texas
Health Care / Legal

Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Sets Off New Court Fights

Many of the court cases will focus on "trigger laws," adopted in 13 states in anticipation of the ruling and designed to take effect swiftly. read more >
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Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal / Nonprofits / Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

Abortion Ruling Thrusts Companies into Divisive Arena

Some companies spoke up for the first time, including The Walt Disney Company. Others, including Walmart, are silent. read more >
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Health Care / Legal

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States Can Ban Abortion

The decision ends nearly 50 years of constitutional protections for abortion. read more >
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Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

High Court Rules Against Government on Drug Reimbursement

The justices ruled unanimously that the federal government improperly lowered drug reimbursement payments to hospitals and clinics that serve low-income communities. read more >