We’re Back from Vacation With Your News Update

Dr. Lester Crawford, who headed the FDA when the agency made its controversial decision to withhold a decision on making emergency contraception available over the counter, is facing a criminal inquiry about making false statements to Congress.

Emily Lyons, a nurse who was injured when anti-choice extremist Eric Rudolf bombed her facility, has still not received compensation for her injuries. Read the Washington Post story.

Gambia’s National Assembly Members ratified a woman’s rights protocol last Tuesday. Among other things, the protocol would allow women to have abortions in cases of rape and incest. Currently, Gambia’s strict abortion laws only have a limited life exception.

Anti-choice advocates in Minnesota are trying to stop public funding of abortion services. Read the Associated Press article.

The Louisiana abortion ban passed the state Senate last Wednesday. The bill would ban almost all abortions in the state, except in circumstances where a woman’s life is threatened.

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