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9th Circuit rules abortion funding changes can proceed

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/12/19, 11:06 am

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld its June 20 decision allowing the Trump administration to enforce new rules blocking Title X family planning funds from going to abortion facilities. The 7-4 vote rejected an emergency stay request from Planned Parenthood, 20 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and other pro-abortion groups. The appeals court said it would move quickly to review the case against the new regulations, but Thursday’s ruling allows the funding change take effect in the meantime.

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Missouri abortion facility can stay open for now

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/28/19, 01:21 pm

A Missouri commissioner on Friday ruled that the state’s last abortion provider can continue operating until at least August, saying that the St. Louis Planned Parenthood likely will win out in the dispute over its license. Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi granted a stay until the commission’s scheduled hearing on Aug. 1 in St. Louis over the state’s right to decline to renew the abortion provider’s license.

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Caught in the middle

Politics | Detained migrants endure deplorable conditions as Congress debates funding
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/27/19, 03:28 pm

WASHINGTON—Three months ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., sent a Dear Colleague letter to Democrats in Congress that called out President Donald Trump for trying to propose “a fake crisis at the border.” But that was before they saw a viral photo of a Salvadoran father and daughter who drowned in each other’s arms Monday attempting to cross the Rio Grande, before they heard of children detained in squalid conditions in a Border Patrol

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