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US states urge Supreme Court to uphold Oklahoma execution drugs
April 16, 2015
Alabama and 12 other states filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in support of the three-drug combination being used in Oklahoma for executions. Lethal injection executions in many states have been put on hold until the Supreme Court considers Glossip v. Gross, a case determ....... [more]

Alabama lawmaker proposes bill banning abortions after fetal heartbeat detected
April 9, 2015
Alabama state representative Teri Collins has proposed a bill to abortion once a fetal heartbeat has been detected. If approved, opponents argue the bill could ban most abortions. Nikema Williams, vice president of public policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast has called the bill "unreasonable, dan....... [more]

HRW sues DEA over mass surveillance program
April 8, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) filed suit Tuesday accusing the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of collecting records of the organization's telephone calls to foreign countries. The DEA attempted to make the existence of a mass surveillance program confidential until January, when a federal judge....... [more]

Kansas governor signs bill banning second trimester abortion procedure
April 8, 2015
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday signed a bill that bans all forms of dismemberment abortion unless necessary to protect the life or health of the mother. The bill was approved by the Kansas legislature near the end of March. Kansas is the first state to ban this type of procedure, typically....... [more]

Wisconsin AG appeals abortion ruling
April 7, 2015
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel on Monday appealed a federal court ruling that struck down a law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Schimel appealed to the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago to attempt to have the law....... [more]

Indonesia court rejcets appeal by Australian drug smugglers on death row
April 6, 2015
An Indonesian court on Monday rejected the appeals of two Australians on death row for drug smuggling. The two Australians, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, are known leaders of the Bali Nine narcotics organization. They filed appeals after President Joko Widodo rejected their pleas to spare their....... [more]

Delaware senate votes to repeal death penalty
April 3, 2015
The Delaware Senate voted 11-9 Thursday to repeal the death penalty. The legislation is being sponsored by Senator Karen Peterson and includes an exemption for the 15 inmates currently on Delaware's death row, who will face death by lethal injection. Delaware is one of 32 states that employ capital....... [more]

Arizona governor signs controversial abortion bill
March 31, 2015
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in the state to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion, and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes coverage for abortions. "The Americ....... [more]

Georgia lawmakers approve medical marijuana bill
March 26, 2015
The Georgia General Assembly approved a bill on Wednesday legalizing marijuana for limited medical purposes. The proposed legislation is expected to be signed into law shortly by Governor Nathan Deal. The bill, also known as Haleigh's Hope Act, would specifically allow for the use of a marijuana-ba....... [more]

Kansas legislature approves ban on second trimester abortion procedure
March 26, 2015
The Kansas legislature on Wednesday approved SB 95, a proposed ban on an abortion procedure typically used in second trimester abortions, becoming the first state in the country to do so. The procedure, dilation and evacuation, is used in about 8 percent of all abortions conducted in Kansas. The me....... [more]

Ohio House again approves fetal heartbeat abortion ban
March 26, 2015
The Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would make illegal any abortion performed once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The bill, HB 69, passed the House with a 55-40 vote, but is opposed by Governor John Kasich on constitutional grounds. Any doctor found to have perfo....... [more]




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