Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Supreme Court upholds Indiana’s abortion burial requirements

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/28/19, 12:27 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an Indiana law requiring abortion providers to treat aborted babies’ bodies in the same way as other human remains. The court in the 7-2 ruling said Indiana can require providers to either bury or cremate the bodies, reversing a federal appeals court ruling. In the majority opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that the Indiana provision promotes “a state’s compelling interest in preventing abortion from becoming a tool of modern-day eugenics.” Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.

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New wave of tornadoes batters Midwest

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/28/19, 09:58 am

Some 52 tornadoes may have touched down Monday across eight states, according to a preliminary storm report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. A spate of tornadoes ripped across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely that one crossed the path carved by another. At least half a dozen communities sustained severe damage, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.

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Missouri enacts more protections for babies

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/24/19, 12:36 pm

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed into law legislation that protects unborn babies beyond the eighth week of pregnancy. Abortion providers who abort babies after eight weeks could face five to 15 years in prison under the law, which goes into effect Aug. 28. The law includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for rape or incest. There is no punishment for women who seek an abortion. When asked about the lack of exceptions for rape or incest, Parson, a Republican, said that “all life has value.”

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