Zika Birth Defects
Health / Latin America & the Caribbean / Lifestyle

Zika Birth Defects

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are beginning a study of up to 10,000 pregnant women in Puerto Rico, Brazil and other Zika-hit parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, to better understand the virus’ threat. The U.S. National Institutes of Health announced the study Tuesday, saying researchers will enroll participants starting in the first trimester and compare the birth … Continue reading

ACLU, Planned Parenthood sue Indiana over new abortion law
Health / Politics

ACLU, Planned Parenthood sue Indiana over new abortion law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky are suing the state of Indiana over its recently signed law that bans abortions sought because of genetic abnormalities, calling the law unconstitutional. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday, April 7, also challenges a provision that mandates an aborted fetus be … Continue reading