Lawmakers in North Carolina want to prohibit medical schools from teaching abortion procedures at the state’s public universities.
A provision slipped into the anti-choice HB 465 would prevent taxpayer funding from going toward abortion services, but the measure would also limit instruction on the procedure, reported Think Progress.
“No department at the medical school at East Carolina University or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shall permit an employee to perform or supervise the performance of an abortion as part of the employee’s official duties,” the bill reads.
UNC’s medical school is ranked as one of the nation’s best OB-GYN residency programs and participates in the Ryan Program, which is intended to confront a growing shortage of abortion providers.
Experts say the new legislation could put those programs in jeopardy, along with a family planning fellowship that offers abortion training and research.
Some of those methods developed to terminate pregnancies are used during “miscarriage management” to assist women who develop life-threatening complications.
“We hear abortion opponents argue that they want to protect women’s health,” said Elizabeth Nash, of the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute. “The last thing in the world you want to do, then, is restrict opportunities to provide training for safe abortion.”
‘Silence is complicity’: GOP condemned for doing nothing as Trump openly touts sabotage of postal service
"Donald Trump knows that if the people are heard in November, he and Republicans up and down the ballot will lose," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "This is what we're up against—and this is why we have to fight back with all we've got."
Voting rights advocates on Thursday took aim at Republicans in Congress for remaining silent in the face of President Donald Trump's open admission that he is blocking funding for the U.S. Postal Service with the express purpose of stopping an expansion of mail-in ballot access ahead of the November elections.
Mitch McConnell continues to be haunted by this Confederate flag photo – but he says he has no regrets
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explained the origins of an infamous photograph of himself standing in front of a Confederate flag.
The photo has circulated for years, and it's believed to have originated in the early 1990s at an event held at Big Spring Country Club by the Louisville-based John Hunt Morgan Camp 1342 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, reported the Courier-Journal.
WATCH: Christian parent warns school district that wearing masks is a ‘pagan ritual of satanic worshipers’
Wisconsin's Elmbrook School District is fully reopening for the coming school year -- a decision that was expectedly met with criticism. Nevertheless, the school is requiring students to wear masks while on campus, and a certain Christian parent took umbrage at the rule, saying social distancing and wearing masks are "pagan rituals of satanic worshipers."
"My kids are Christian they are not subject to wearing masks,” the woman, identified as Heidi Anderson, said at an Elmbrook Board of Education meeting on Tuesday.
"Six-foot distance and masks are pagan rituals of satanic worshipers," Anderson said. "Absorb that in. 6 feet. Where does 6 feet come from, people? Why is not 3? Why is it not 5? Why is it not 10? Why is it not 30? Why is it 6?"