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Can the police use health data to investigate an illegal abortion? What the experts say

ORLANDO, Fla. – With the return of Roe v. Wade in the hands of individual states, health and cell phone data could be in the hands of law enforcement if they decide to prosecute under illegal abortion laws. “This is how crimes are prosecuted in the modern era,” said News 6 legal expert Steven Kramer. …

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Healthcare workers sue Texas over pre-Roe abortion ban – Houston Public Media

A coalition of abortion providers in Texas filed a lawsuit Monday against the state over a decades-old ban on the procedure. The cause seeks to prevent state officials from enforcing the complete abortion ban that precedes the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe vs Wade. “Abortion services were immediately suspended in Texas last week …

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The decision of the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade could affect health insurance coverage

Golero | E + | Getty Images Even when Roe v. Wade was in effect and women had the legal right to abortion regardless of where they lived in the US, the procedure’s health insurance coverage was limited. Many states limit what plans can cover, and a ten-year national law prohibits the use of federal …

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Wildwood Officials Accused of Health Benefits Fraud | Government and politics

WILDWOOD – Mayor Pete Bryon, former Mayor Ernest V. Troiano Jr. and current city commissioner Steven E. Mikulski were accused Friday of fraudulently participating in the state health benefits program, the prosecutor said. interim general Matthew J. Platkin. Byron, 67; Troiano, 71; and Mikulski, 57, were each charged with theft for embezzlement and tampering with …

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The legislator ventures into the entertainment industry snakepit | Dan Walters | national news

The story of Assembly Bill 983 and Assembly Bill 437 begins with two indisputable facts: – The commercial side of the Southern California entertainment industry is a snake of super-complex financial deals, contracts and highly creative accounting that hides behind a facade of glitz and artistic pretensions. – Although the industry is only a small …

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Gun violence can be reduced through public health policy [column] | Local voices

Like many, I followed the heartbreaking news from Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. You can’t browse gunviolencearchive.org without getting overwhelmed. Mass shootings – many apparently motivated by anger and hatred and noteworthy not just because they were committed using semi-automatic weapons – are now an epidemic. A writer of a letter to the editor …

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The Monkeypox outbreak is spreading primarily through sex, WHO officials say

Pavlo Gonchar | Light rocket | Getty Images An outbreak of the monkeypox virus in North America and Europe is spreading primarily through sex among men with around 200 confirmed and suspected cases in at least a dozen countries, World Health Organization officials said Monday. The outbreak has rapidly advanced in Europe and North America …

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Faisal Khan, Interim Medical Director of St. Louis County, Resigns | Politics

CLAYTON – Dr. Faisal Khan, acting director of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, will step down from his post on Sept. 2, officials announced Thursday. Khan, 48, submitted a letter of resignation to county executive Sam Page on Thursday, calling his appointment over the past year “an honor and a privilege.” The …

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