HOUSTON (AP) — In one photo, one of 88 men in a cell meant for 41 presses a piece of cardboard against the window, with the word “help.” In another, a man lowers his head and clasps his hands as if in prayer. And in a third, a woman wearing a surgical mask presses both of her hands against the glass.
In the face of new restrictions on abortions in several states in the U.S., women who are seeking an abortion are now turning to buying pills from foreign suppliers and state officials are unsure that there is much they can do to stop it, as reported by Reuters.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A growing number of states have passed laws in hopes of helping patients get the medication they want despite the cost, including Maine under a new law recently signed by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills.
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Garcia carried a drawstring backpack full of used syringes as he walked into the converted shipping container that serves as the base for Florida’s only hypodermic needle exchange program.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s health department has declined to renew the abortion license for the state’s lone clinic, but a court order allows the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate to perform the procedure — for now.