California considers calling THC in pot a risk to moms-to-be

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than three years after California voters broadly legalized marijuana, a state panel is considering if its potent, high-inducing chemical — THC — should be declared a risk to pr...

Once-a-month birth control pill? Experiment works in animals

Birth control pills work great if women remember to take them every day but missing doses can mean a surprise pregnancy. Now scientists have figured out how to pack a month’s supply into one cap...

Slovakia may force women to get pre-abortion ultrasound

LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers in Slovakia are scheduled to debate a proposed law Friday that would compel women seeking an abortion to first have an ultrasound and listen to the heartbeat of the embryo or f...

1 year later, mystery surrounds China’s gene-edited babies

Chinese scientist He Jiankui shocked the world by claiming he had helped make the first gene-edited babies. One year later, mystery surrounds his fate as well as theirs. He has not b...

Governor vetoes bill outlawing abortions over Down syndrome

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill that would have prohibited abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome was vetoed Thursday by Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor. One day...

Players in Spanish women’s league go on strike

MADRID (AP) — Spanish women’s league players have gone on strike this weekend demanding better wages and worker protections. Both of Saturday’s games and the six games scheduled for Sunday were postpo...

Chain of Christian pregnancy centers to offer contraceptives

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood gave up roughly $60 million when it left a federal family planning program this summer in opposition to a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from...

Review: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy finds inspiration in Hawaii

Bonnie “Prince” Billy, “I Made a Place” (Drag City) Will Oldham, appearing here under his Bonnie “Prince” Billy alter ego, has made too much music in the past decade to list here, bu...

Abortion ban proposal faces a murky future in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina could get closer to being the latest state to pass a ban on almost all abortions Tuesday as a proposal faces another vote, but the bill's future is murky because i...

Oklahoma Supreme Court blocks abortion law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a ban on a second-trimester abortion procedure. The high court acted Monday after an Oklahoma abortion clinic ...

Pink or blue? Some gender reveal parties take dangerous turn

It was supposed to be a happy moment, a chance to declare the sex of a soon-to-be-born baby with a blast of color and burst of attention on social media. But the gender reveal party ...

WeWork's ex-CEO faces pregnancy discrimination complaint

NEW YORK (AP) — A former top aide to WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann is accusing him and other executives of discriminating against her for becoming pregnant. Medina Bardhi says in a ...

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___ Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot to create fourth-biggest carmaker MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Peugeot will merge forces to create the world's fourth-larg...

Doctor at Missouri abortion clinic defends patient care

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The top doctor at Missouri's sole abortion clinic on Wednesday defended its handling of four patients who faced complications — women whose care has been cited by the state as it seek...

Federal judge blocks Alabama's tough abortion law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge blocked an Alabama abortion ban Tuesday that would have made the procedure a felony at any stage of pregnancy in almost all cases. U.S. Distri...