Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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New York law weakens protections for the unborn

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/23/19, 01:02 pm

New York state weakened protections for unborn babies on Tuesday, codifying in state law the provisions granted by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 that legalized abortion.

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High court to give gun rights a hearing

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/22/19, 12:38 pm

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would take up a case against New York City’s ban on transporting a licensed, locked, and unloaded handgun to a home or shooting range outside the city limits. It is the first gun rights case the court has reviewed in nine years. The case, filed by three New York residents and the state’s National Rifle Association affiliate, won’t be argued until October.

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Court rules for Texas in Planned Parenthood defunding case

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/21/19, 11:21 am

A federal appeals court last week lifted a lower court ban that prohibited Texas from cutting Planned Parenthood from its Medicaid program. U.S.

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