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Abortion-rights protesters fill Indiana Statehouse corridors and cheer outside legislative chambers, Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, as lawmakers vote to concur on a near-total abortion ban, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Arleigh Rodgers)

Ind. Gov. signs near-total abortion ban

Indiana lawmakers move forward with a pro-life law in light of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. On Friday, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed a near-total abortion ban into law during the final day of the state legislature’s two-week special session.


FILE PHOTO: YouTube app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

YouTube censor videos containing ‘abortion misinformation’

YouTube is taking its censorship efforts to the issue of abortion. On Thursday, the video sharing platform said it would crackdown on videos containing so-called misinformation about abortion. This could include videos providing instructions on unsafe abortions or information false claims about abortion safety.


FILE - Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams talks to the media during Georgia's primary election on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Atlanta. “We know there are going to be national headwinds, there always are," said Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor in Georgia, said recently. But she insisted she would be happy to campaign with President Joe Biden or top members of his administration: “I welcome anyone willing to lift Georgia up, to come to Georgia and help me get it done.” (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Abrams: Nothing sacrosanct about 9 member SCOTUS

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) suggested packing the Supreme Court could be an option after it overturned Roe v. Wade. In an interview Sunday, Abrams said she wants the Senate to abolish the filibuster for abortion and to allow the federal government to take over state election systems.


FILE — A woman exhales while vaping from a Juul pen e-cigarette in Vancouver, Wash., April 16, 2019. Juul has asked a federal court, Friday, June 24, 2022, to block a government order to stop selling its electronic cigarettes. Federal health officials on Thursday, June 23, ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the U.S. market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)

Federal court blocks FDA ban on Juul products

A federal court temporarily blocked the FDA’s order to ban sales of Juul products in the US. The DC circuit appeals court granted Juul’s request to stay in what the company called an “extraordinary and unlawful action.”