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Kansas judge recommends letting anti-abortion law stand

A Kansas judge Monday recommended that federal courts deny an American Civil Liberties Union request that would allow abortion clinics in Kansas to operate unhindered by new, restrictive standards, The Wichita Eagle reported. A bill was passed in May that requires women to purchase an add-on to their insurance if…

Tennessee Republican lawmaker compares immigrants’ children to ‘multiplying rats’

At a hearing about a Tennessee state health insurance program Tuesday, a state lawmaker compared children born to undocumented immigrants to multiplying rats. Tennessee state Rep. Curry Todd (R) wanted to know if the Cover Kids health-insurance program required “proof that you are here legally before you can get assistance.”…