Abortion was the big topic on Capitol Hill this week, as Congress took up several pieces of abortion rights legislation and several congressional committees held hearings about the topic. Yet, it may not result in any real action. “The events of this week show how important it is for the Biden administration to declare a public health emergency,” says Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. Northup also cites the story of the 10-year-old rape victim who had to travel from Ohio to Indiana for an abortion as an example of the difficulties Americans are already facing as abortion access narrows across the country. “We’re looking, we’re hoping, we’re arguing,” Northup tells Sam Stein. “I think every single day we’re gonna see these stories continue to unfurl so we’re looking for that public health emergency.”
- The New York Times
In states that have banned abortion, some women with unwanted pregnancies are pursuing an unconventional workaround: They are “self-managing” their abortions, seeking out the necessary know-how online and obtaining the medications without the supervision of a clinic or a doctor. At first glance, the practice may recall the days before Roe v. Wade, when women too often were forced to take risky measures to end an unwanted pregnancy. But the advent of medication abortion — accomplished with drugs,
- BuzzFeed News
A Republican Lawmaker Said “Not Her Body, Not Her Choice” Before Indiana Passed A Near-Total Abortion Ban
“The body inside of the mom’s body is not her body. Not her body, not her choice,” said Rep. John Jacob, an anti-abortion extremist who wanted to remove exceptions for rape and incest from the bill.View Entire Post ›
Indiana state representative proposed bill to outlaw erectile dysfunction drugs in light of abortion ban
State Representative John L. Bartlett argued that banning erectile dysfunction drugs will put the onus of pregnancy onto men.
- The Hill
Indiana-based pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly announced in a statement obtained by The Hill on Saturday that it would look to expand employment growth outside the state following the passage of a near-total ban on abortion. The legislation, signed into law by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb (R), would bar the procedure except in cases of rape…
- Modesto Bee
`When conception has occurred, the development of human life has begun. It is to be respected, honored, and cherished.’ | Opinion
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyA wave of COVID infections caused by the BA.5 subvariant has crested. All over the world, daily new cases, hospitalizations and deaths are going down.But the SARS-CoV-2 virus is almost certainly here to stay. Another wave is all but inevitable as new variants and subvariants mutate, compete for dominance, and find new transmission pathways.How fast that wave comes, and how bad it gets, probably comes down to a genetic competition between different mutat
- LA Times
Many residents, including some opposed to abortion, have argued that the issue is outside the city's purview and that San Clemente officials should focus on local concerns like homelessness.
‘Thanks for hating, it helps the movement’: How a 19 year old used her internet trolls to raise $2 million for abortion access in less than a week
When Rep. Matt Gaetz targeted Olivia Julianna, she turned the social media attention into over $2 million for abortion funds. “I don’t think he could have picked a worse person to pick on than me," the 19-year-old said.
- The Guardian
Rights groups express concern after Minnesota jury gives verdict that Andrea Anderson’s rights were not violated by pharmacy’s denial
- Akron Beacon Journal
How do you know when you are just tired and that's normal or when you should seek medical attention? A doctor offers advice.
One of Indiana's biggest employers, Eli Lilly, says it's looking at 'employment growth' outside the state following strict anti-abortion law
"Given this new law, we will be forced to plan for more employment growth outside our home state," the company said.
- Business Insider
'My training is going to be limited': Med students and aspiring OBGYNs are trying to adapt to a post-Roe landscape
"I truly can't see myself going into a field that is governed so heavily," a third-year medical student told Insider.
- VC Star | Ventura County Star
Amber Escudero-Kontostathis is in stable condition in a Washington, D.C.-area hospital after being revived on-site by the U.S. Secret Service.
"With school starting soon, I think this is going to be more widespread," a pediatric infectious disease specialist who worked on the FDA's review of a vaccine for monkeypox told Fortune.
- Associated Press
A 12-year-old boy who had been in a coma for four months died Saturday at a London hospital after doctors ended the life-sustaining treatment his family had fought to continue. Archie Battersbee’s mother, Hollie Dance, said her son died at 12:15 p.m., about two hours after the hospital began withdrawing treatment. British courts had rejected both the family’s effort to extend treatment and a request to move Archie to a hospice, saying neither move was in the child's best interests.
- Rolling Stone
"I do think that it will be an issue in November if we're not moderating ourselves," Rep. Nancy Mace said of Republicans' extreme restrictions on abortion
- Portsmouth Herald
Dr. Carrie Jose, in her latest Health and Wellness column, talks about the benefits of movement as medicine over pills when it comes to post-surgery rehabilitation.
Hundreds may have contracted polio after the virus was detected in wastewater, New York Health Department warns
"What we do know is clear: the danger of polio is present in New York today," New York health officials said after detecting the virus in wastewater.
The bill also grants the healthcare program for seniors the right to negotate drug prices for the first time and will penalize drug makers that increase prices for their medicines by more than the rate of inflation.
- The Daily Beast
GoFundMeArchie Battersbee, a 12-year-old boy whose parents have been fighting to keep him on life support after he fell into a coma in April, died Saturday morning after British courts ruled to suspend treatment.“It’s with my deepest sympathy and sadness to tell you Archie passed at 12:15 today,” his mother, Hollie Dance, said from outside the hospital. “And can I just tell you, I’m the proudest mum in the whole world.”Dance and Battersbee’s father had been fighting to keep the boy alive since h