Trump judge rules that state abortion bans supersede federal emergency medical care law

Background The federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) requires that hospitals that accept Medicare payment appropriately provide emergency care to all patients. Failure to comply with EMTALA can result in fines of $100,000 per violation and civil liability. Following the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, overruling Roe v. Wade, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) […]

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Lawsuit: Police officers regularly injure disabled individuals

Mississippi Five citizens of Lexington, Mississippi, filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city’s police department and its chief for “habitually subjecting Black citizens to harassment and brutality, in violation of their constitutional rights.” Lexington, which has a population of about 1,800 people, is 85% Black. It is located in one of the nation’s poorest counties – […]

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Fox News incites threats and attacks on children’s hospitals over misinformation

Housekeeping: HOW TO SUPPORT: If you are in the position to support my work, I have a patreon, venmo, and a paypal set up. No pressure though, I will keep posting these pieces publicly no matter what – paywalls suck. NOTIFICATIONS: You can signup to receive a weekly email with links to my posts. Threatening hospitals The conservative Twitter account “Libs […]

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Florida court rules pregnant 16-year-old not ‘mature’ enough to have an abortion

Forced birth for teenagers The Florida State Court of Appeal ruled on Tuesday that a pregnant 16-year-old with no parents is not “sufficiently mature to decide whether to terminate her pregnancy.” Florida law requires that a parent or legal guardian provide consent for a minor’s abortion. In the absence of consent, a minor may petition the courts […]

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Rudy Giuliani a ‘target’ of Fulton County prosecutors|Rep. Scott Perry’s phone seized by FBI

Fulton County Lindsey Graham A federal judge ordered Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to testify before a Fulton County grand jury investigating Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election. District Judge Leigh Martin May, an Obama appointee, ruled on Monday that Graham’s position as a senator does not shield him from the subpoena: “Individuals on the […]

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