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June 25

WHO panel: Monkeypox not a global emergency 'at this stage'

But the monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored
June 25
June 25

Trudeau: US abortion ruling could mean loss of other rights

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn a constitutional right to abortion could lead to the loss of other rights
June 25
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for the Leaders' Retreat on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Intare Conference Arena in Kigali, Rwanda, Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Dan Kitwood/Pool Photo via AP)
June 25

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion
June 25
A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 25

Pfizer says tweaked COVID-19 shots boost omicron protection

Pfizer says tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and boosts protection
June 25
FILE - A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic at the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester, Pa., Dec. 15, 2021. Pfizer says tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and boosts protection. Saturday, June 25, 2022 announcement comes just days before regulators debate whether to offer Americans updated booster shots this fall. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 25

An avoidable hunger crisis still looms for millions of children: Opinion

The "Keep Kids Fed Act" passed, but more is needed to be done.
June 25
A child carries food that they received at Bailey's Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences as Fairfax Public Schools increases food distribution sites and continue to provide breakfast and lunches to students in need despite schools in the county being closed due to the coronavirus, March 16, 2020, in Falls Church, Va.
June 25

Army Guard troops risk dismissal as vaccine deadline looms

Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers haven't yet gotten the mandated shot.
June 25
FILE - Rhode Island Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Andrew Bates pulls up tape marking a line at a coronavirus mass-vaccination site at the former Citizens Bank headquarters in Cranston, R.I., June 10, 2021. Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country - or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
June 25

Dems hope to harness outrage, sadness after abortion ruling

Democratic officials across the nation hope to harness their party's collective outrage and sadness to improve their political outlook this fall after the Supreme Court's stunning decision to overturn Roe v. Wade
June 25
Margaret Pazalla-Granlund, 56, of Elkins Park, poses for a photo, Friday, June 24, 2022 in Yardley, Pa., when she heard the news of the the Supreme Court's abortion ruling. She teared up thinking of her daughter and her friends and how they won't have the same rights she did, she said.(AP Photo/Mike Catalini)
June 25

Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent?

They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns
June 25
A woman wears an anti-gun T-shirt outside of the Supreme Court, following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that had restricted who could obtain a permit to carry a gun in public.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 25

Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent?

They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns
June 25
A woman wears an anti-gun T-shirt outside of the Supreme Court, following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that had restricted who could obtain a permit to carry a gun in public.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 25

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside Friday night, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement
June 25
President Joe Biden steps away from the podium after speaking at the White House in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022, after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 24

‘We are in a health care crisis in this country’: Gynecologist

ABC News’ Trevor Ault speaks with Dr. Jennifer Villavicencio of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on what the Supreme Court ruling means for care for millions of women.
June 24
VIDEO: ‘We are in a health care crisis in this country’: Gynecologist
June 24

‘The Supreme Court has just failed them’: Planned Parenthood CEO on ruling

ABC News’ Trevor Ault spoke with Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, about the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe V. Wade.
June 24
VIDEO: ‘The Supreme Court has just failed them’: Planned Parenthood CEO on ruling
June 24

Where abortion stands in your state: A state-by-state breakdown of abortion laws

In many states, the right to an abortion is not protected by state law.
June 24
Abortion rights demonstrators attend a rally at the Texas Capitol, on May 14, 2022, in Austin, Texas.
June 24

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

The Supreme Court has stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion
June 24
FILE - Members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, April 23, 2021. Seated from left are Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Standing from left are Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch and Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
June 24

How US states have banned, limited or protected abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion
June 24
A celebration outside the Supreme Court, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 24

Democrats vow to help women who must travel for abortions

Democratic leaders across the nation are vowing to help women who travel to seek abortions
June 24
FILE - California Governor Gavin Newsom answers questions at a news conference in Los Angeles, on June 9, 2022. California Gov. Newsom, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday, June 24, 2022, vowed to protect reproductive rights and help women who travel to the West Coast seeking abortions following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
June 24

Juul can keep selling e-cigarettes as court blocks FDA ban

A federal court has put a temporary hold on the government's order for Juul to stop selling its electronic cigarettes
June 24
FILE — A woman exhales while vaping from a Juul pen e-cigarette in Vancouver, Wash., April 16, 2019. Federal health officials on Thursday,June 23, 2022 ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the U.S. market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
June 24

From joy to anger, faith leaders react to Roe's reversal

Religious Americans are deeply divided in their views on abortion
June 24
FILE - In this photo provided by Felicity Figueroa, Rabbi Stephen Einstein, left, founding rabbi of Congregation B'nai Tzedek in Fountain Valley, Calif., stands with the Rev. Sarah Halverson-Cano, senior pastor of Irvine United Congregational Church in Irvine, Calif., at a rally supporting abortion access, in Santa Ana, Calif., May 3, 2022. Religious Americans are deeply divided in their views on abortion, and reactions from faith leaders ranged from elation to anger after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that made abortion legal nationwide. The ruling issued Friday, June 24, was hailed by leading Catholic bishops, even though a majority of U.S. Catholics support abortion rights, and it also was welcomed by many evangelical Christian leaders. (Felicity Figueroa via AP)
June 24

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tests positive for COVID-19

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has tested positive for COVID-19
June 24
June 24

Biden vows abortion fight, assails 'extreme' court ruling

President Joe Biden is vowing to try to preserve access to abortion after the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade
June 24
Abortion-rights activists react outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 24

Couple sues Boston hospital over loss of baby's body

Their prematurely born baby died less than two weeks after she was delivered.
June 24
Daniel McCarthy, left, and Alana Ross, parents of premature born baby Everleigh, are interviewed, Monday, June 20, 2022 in Boston. Everleigh, who was born at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, survived less than two weeks and was accidentally thrown out with dirty linens, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday June 23, 2022. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via AP)
June 24

Legal battles likely as divided states grapple with abortion

The Supreme Court's decision to end the constitutional right to abortion likely will lead to legal battles as already divided states grapple with the new landscape of abortion access
June 24
Anti-abortion protesters celebrate following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, federally protected right to abortion, outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
June 24

Text from Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

The Associated Press is making available the full text of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the nationwide right to abortion
June 24
June 24

With Roe v. Wade overturned, medication abortions take center stage

Advocates fear that clamping down on access will push women to the margins.
June 24
Demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Washington. A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report released Monday.
June 24

'We've done our part': End of Roe brings answer to prayer

Millions of people who've been immersed in the anti-abortion movement for the past half-century are rejoicing after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade
June 24
Tanya Britton prays with her dog, Sybil, by her side, while helping to prepare for Mass at St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo, Miss., Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Many people across the U.S. are reacting with horror to the Supreme Court's abortion decision, overturning Roe v. Wade. But on a day that belonged to the victors, millions of others like Britton, who've been immersed in the anti-abortion movement for the past half-century, are rejoicing. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
June 24

Monkeypox outbreak growing across Britain

British officials said the monkeypox outbreak in the U.K. is growing across the country mainly among men who are gay or bisexual or other men who have sex with men
June 24
FILE - This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. British health officials said they cannot tell if the spread of monkeypox has peaked in the country as they announced another 45 cases Friday, June 10, 2022. That makes for a total of 366 cases in the biggest-ever outbreak of the disease beyond Africa. (Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner/CDC via AP, File)
June 24

Woman who had miscarriage in Malta taken to Spain to abort

She is receiving treatment in Spain because Maltese law prohibits abortion.
June 24
Andrea Prudente, 38, who suffered an incomplete miscarriage while vacationing in Malta lies in her bed at the Mater Dei Hospital in Msida, Malta, comforted by her partner Jay Weeldreyer, left, Thursday, June 23, 2022. Prudente will be airlifted to a Spanish island on Thursday for a procedure to prevent infection because Maltese law prohibits abortion under any circumstances, the woman's partner said. (Jay Weeldreyer via AP)
June 24

A look at 50 years of Supreme Court abortion decisions

The Supreme Court has issued some major abortion rulings over the last 50 years
June 24
Abortion right activists gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
June 24

A look at 50 years of Supreme Court abortion decisions

The Supreme Court has issued some major abortion rulings over the last 50 years
June 24
Abortion right activists gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
June 24

Suspects charged over puzzling needle attacks in France

Several have been detained after people were pricked with a needle in clubs.
June 24
FILE - The Warehouse nightclub, where needle attacks had been reported, is pictured Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Nantes, western France. In recent days, several suspects around France have been given preliminary charges of purposefully pricking people with a needle at nightclubs or concerts, in connection with a surge of mysterious needle attacks across France. Since January 1.004 people have filed formal complaints to authorities about such needle pricks, told the Ministry of Interior to the Associated Press. (AP Photo/Jeremias Gonzalez, File)
June 24

Moderna COVID-19 shots now an option for older kids in US

There is now a second COVID-19 option for kids ages 6 to 17 in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced it is recommending Moderna shots as an option for school-age kids and teens
June 24
A vial of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 5 years old is seen, Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Montefiore Medical Group in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 24

Dr. Jennifer Ashton shows options women have following Roe v. Wade being overturned

Medical professionals remain "committed to providing safe reproductive health care," Ashton said.
June 24
VIDEO: Title: Dr. Jennifer Ashton shows options women have following Roe v. Wade being overturned
June 24

Why abortion restrictions disproportionately impact people of color

Black and Hispanic women have the highest abortion rates, the CDC reports.
June 24
Pro-choice activists protest during a rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in response to the leaked Supreme Court draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade May 3, 2022 in Washington.
June 24

'Heightened alert': Abortion providers brace for ruling

Harassment and violence have become common outside abortion clinics over the decades since the 1973 ruling legalizing abortion
June 24
June 24

German lawmakers vote to end ban on 'advertising' abortions

German lawmakers voted Friday to end the country’s ban on advertising abortions, which has in the past led to doctors being prosecuted for providing information about the procedure to potential patients
June 24
June 23

State Dept. to pay 6-figure sums to Havana Syndrome victims

The State Department is preparing to compensate victims of mysterious brain injuries colloquially known as “Havana Syndrome" with six-figure payments, according to officials and congressional aides
June 23
FILE - Tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on Oct. 3, 2017. The State Department is preparing to compensate victims of mysterious brain injuries colloquially known as “Havana Syndrome” with six-figure payments, according to officials and a congressional aide. Current and former State Department staff and their families who suffered from “qualifying injuries” since cases were first reported among U.S. embassy personnel in Cuba in 2016 will receive payments of between roughly $100,000 and $200,000 each, the officials and aide said. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
June 23

Fauci says he's 'example' for COVID-19 vaccinations

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, says his COVID-19 recovery is an “example” for the nation on the protection offered by vaccines and boosters
June 23
June 23

COVID vaccines saved 20M lives in 1st year, scientists say

Scientists estimate that nearly 20 million lives were saved worldwide by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year
June 23
June 23

Why a drop in newly diagnosed HIV cases worries experts

Some of the groups most at risk had the sharpest declines in testing rates.
June 23
An HIV testing booth is set up at the Beach Pride festival in Lumus Park in Miami, April 08, 2017.
June 23

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

U.S. health regulators have ordered vaping company Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market
June 23
June 23

Birx describes a White House divided on COVID response

Dr. Deborah Birx says the lack of clear, concise and consistent message in the earliest months of its spread resulted in inaction across the federal government
June 23
June 23

New Medicaid expansion pitch surfaces in N. Carolina House

North Carolina House Republicans are pitching a plan that could authorize expanding Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults, although not right away
June 23
June 23

Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

An expert panel backed a second COVID-19 vaccine option for kids ages 6 to 17
June 23
June 23

Michigan to destroy some blood spots in fight over consent

Michigan has agreed to destroy more than 3 million dried blood spots taken from babies and kept in storage
June 23
June 23

US rep blames abortion supporters for Michigan office damage

A Republican U.S. representative says he believes abortion rights activists may be behind vandalism at the building his campaign office shares with an anti-abortion group in southern Michigan
June 23
June 23

At least 7 people have died in this state's meningococcal outbreak

There is currently no evidence the disease can be transmitted sexually.
June 23
Center for Disease Control and Prevention signage stands outside the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Dec. 10, 2020.
June 23

CDC committee greenlights Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children 6-17

Moderna's shot would be the second COVID-19 vaccine available to this age group.
June 23
A nurse administers a pediatric dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to a girl at a L.A. Care Health Plan vaccination clinic at Los Angeles Mission College in the Sylmar neighborhood in Los Angeles, Jan. 19, 2022.
June 23

Nursing director admits lying about fake vaccination cards

A former nursing director has pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about providing fake COVID-19 vaccination cards
June 23
June 23

Publix supermarkets not offering COVID vaccine to young kids

The Publix supermarket chain isn't offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children younger than 5
June 23
June 23

Black veteran groups seek policy agenda on racial inequities

A coalition of former and current service members is holding the first-ever conference for Black veterans in the nation’s capital Thursday
June 23