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Louisiana lawmakers pass bill to ban abortions as early as six weeks

(Reuters) – The Louisiana House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to prohibit abortion after detection of an embryonic heartbeat, which can occur as early as six weeks from conception, often before a woman even realizes she is pregnant. The 79-23 vote by the Republican-controlled House sends the bill to the state’s Democratic Governor John Bel… Read More »

Jay Inslee signs bill making Washington first state to add ‘public option’ to Obamacare

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee approved the first health insurance “public option” in the U.S. on Monday. Inslee can now boast that he is the only Democratic presidential candidate to enact such a measure. The provision, dubbed “Cascade Care,” is meant to introduce more competition into the Obamacare marketplaces, particularly in counties where only one… Read More »