Tag: Mississippi

Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states

NEW YORK (AP) — By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states. Many anti-abortion leaders were openly disappointed, bracing for the demise of restrictions that they had worked vigorously to enact over the past few years. The Supreme Court has decided “the abortion industry will continue to reign unchecked as mothers are subjected to subpar conditions,” said Heather Weininger, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life. On the other side of the debate, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards hailed the...

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Clinic Regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down Texas’ widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court’s biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century. The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the nation’s second-most populous state. Justice Stephen Breyer’s majority opinion for the court held that the regulations are medically unnecessary and unconstitutionally limit a woman’s right to an abortion. Texas had argued that its 2013 law and subsequent regulations were needed to...

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McAllen Ranks #1 in Texas’ Worst Cities for Allergies

The Asthma and Allergies Foundation of America revealing its list of worst cities for allergies… and McAllen made the list. Out of Texas, McAllen took the number one spot. Nationally, McAllen ranks number three. Experts say the geographic location is to blame. “Also, the wind that coming from the South Padre Island bring all the allergies from the ocean to McAllen.” Louisville, Kentucky tops the nation’s list for the second year in a row, followed by Jackson,...

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Saturday Marks 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Former President Bush Visits Affected Sites

Tomorrow marks ten years since Hurricane Katrina hit, devastating New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi. Former president George W. Bush and his wife Laura visited both cities today, showcasing the region’s resilience 10 years after the hurricane. Mr. and Mrs. Bush attended an event honoring first responders in Gulfport. Earlier in the day, the two visited Warren Easton Charter High School, the same spot Bush spoke at on the first anniversary of the storm. 10th Anniversary of Hurricane...

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Doctors hope to cure 2nd baby born with HIV

A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment — in this instance, four hours after birth. Doctors revealed the case Wednesday at an AIDS conference in Boston. The girl was born in suburban Los Angeles last April, a month after researchers announced the first case from Mississippi. That was a medical first that led doctors worldwide to rethink how fast and hard to treat infants born with HIV, and the California doctors followed that example. In another AIDS-related development, scientists have modified genes in...

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