The governor of Maine signed a bill Monday that seeks to improve access to abortions for women in the state. The bill, LD 1261, is also known as “An Act To Authorize Certain Health Care Professionals To Perform Abortions.” The Act allows certain healthcare practitioners, including physician assistants and advanced practice registered nurses, to perform [...]

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The Sendai district court in Japan ruled Tuesday that forced sterilizations under the Eugenics Protection Law were unconstitutional but denied compensation to two victims. The Eugenics Protection Law was adopted in 1948 and led to the sterilization of tens of thousands of people with disabilities. The law was eventually revoked in 1996. Last month Japan [...]

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