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Heidi Crowter, a UK woman with Down syndrome, Friday lost an appeal over late-stage abortions of fetuses with certain health conditions. Crowter argued that the Abortion Act of 1967, which allows terminations up until birth if there is, “a substantial risk that if the child were born it would suffer from such physical or mental [...]

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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Monday denied a petition concerning federal preemption of a local law requiring employee health benefits. The petition was brought by the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) against the City of Seattle over an ordinance requiring large hotel chains to give their employees $1,375 a month in insurance benefits [...]

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A new bill Wednesday introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives would limit medical care for transgender children under 18. The bill, House Bill 454, is called the Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act. The bill’s primary co-sponsors are Representatives Gary Click and Diane Grendell. The bill makes it illegal for medical health professionals to [...]

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US voters in California, Michigan, Kentucky and Vermont Tuesday voted in favor of abortion rights in four state ballot measures. Results from Montana’s vote remain inconclusive, but abortion advocates are poised to win. In June, the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with Dobbs v. Jackson Women Health Organization and ruled there is no [...]

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The Peruvian Ministry of Environment (MINAM) Friday issued a public statement rejecting the Congress of the Republic’s approval of Bill 412, which exempts bankrupt mining companies from complying with environmental certifications. Congressman César Manuel Revilla of the Group Parliamentarian Popular Force presented the bill in October 2021. It establishes special measures for companies in assets restructuring [...]

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