Sarah McCammon

Sarah McCammon appears in the following:

In Louisiana Case, Supreme Court Hands Abortion-Rights Advocates A Victory

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions have hospital admitting privileges. We examine the implications for states with similar laws.

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Survey: Women Are Rethinking Having Kids As They Face Pandemic Challenges

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A survey from the Guttmacher Institute finds that roughly one-third of women say they plan to delay having children, or have fewer, even as they are experiencing difficulty obtaining contraception.

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Planned Parenthood Backs Biden, Seeing A 'Life And Death Election' Ahead

Monday, June 15, 2020

Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorses former Vice President Joe Biden despite a mixed record on abortion rights. To support Democrats, the group is boosting spending by 50% over the 2016 campaign.

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In Richmond, Va., Protesters Transform A Confederate Statue

Friday, June 12, 2020

In the midst of nationwide protests, activists have been covering a statute to Gen. Robert E. Lee with graffiti and posing for photos.

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All Women Should Be Screened For Anxiety Disorders, Health Group Says

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Women suffer from anxiety at nearly twice the rate of men, and a coalition of women's health groups says all teenage girls and women should be screened.

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Liberty University President Apologizes For Tweeting Racist Image

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Jerry Falwell Jr. says he shared the image, which originally appeared in Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook, to make a political point.

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2 Uncles And A 'Doorway To Imagination' Spread Love On Social Media

Friday, June 05, 2020

The backyard wood structure looks like something you'd find in a secret garden or a little hut in the forest. The artist and his husband have gained lots of fans on social media.

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NIH Director Hopes For At Least 1 Safe And Effective Vaccine By Year's End

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Dr. Francis Collins says some candidates for a coronavirus vaccine will be ready to start large-scale human trials as early as next month. Scaling up production may start before tests are complete.

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Governor's Order Requires Virginians To Wear Masks In Public Spaces

Friday, May 29, 2020

An order requiring Virginians to wear masks in indoor public spaces has taken effect Friday. Officials are expecting pushback from some Virginians opposed to the governor's order.

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More Patients Seek Abortion Pills Online During Pandemic, But Face Restrictions

Thursday, May 28, 2020

As more healthcare moves to online and telemedicine, some patients seeking abortions using pills are running into obstacles.

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Medical Groups Ask FDA To Ease Access To Abortion Pill During The Pandemic

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Reproductive rights advocates want patients to be allowed to pick up mifepristone at a hospital or clinic. The drug, which was approved 20 years ago, also helps to manage miscarriages for some women.

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Trump Administration To Planned Parenthood: Return Coronavirus Relief Funds

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Small Business Administration is asking local Planned Parenthood affiliates to return funds received under a coronavirus relief program.

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Planned Parenthood Asked To Return Funds From Paycheck Protection Program

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Republican senators including Florida's Marco Rubio are calling for an investigation after reports that Planned Parenthood affiliates received millions of dollars in Paycheck Protection Act funds.

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GOP Officials Say They're Expecting 50,000 In Charlotte For Republican Convention

Saturday, May 16, 2020

In a statement marking 100 days to go before the convention, party leaders said they're taking steps meant to address public health during the coronavirus pandemic.

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13 USS Roosevelt Sailors Test Positive For COVID-19, Again

Saturday, May 16, 2020

They had been thought to be cleared of the virus, which infected hundreds of crew members on the U.S. aircraft carrier in recent weeks. The sailors are receiving medical support on Naval Base Guam.

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Black Leaders In Virginia To Gov. Northam: It's Too Soon To Reopen

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Leaders of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus say they're concerned about racial health disparities exacerbated by the pandemic.

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Virginia To Reopen Partially This Week, But Not In The Areas Closest To D.C.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Gov. Ralph Northam says a higher infection rate in Northern Virginia warrants a delay in the state's gradual reopening plan.

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Life Kit: Tips For Living With Uncertainty

Sunday, May 10, 2020

The U.S. unemployment rate rose to nearly 15 percent — and no one knows where it ends. NPR's Life Kit talked to one woman who's lived through years of economic uncertainty about how to cope.

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How The Approval Of The Birth Control Pill 60 Years Ago Helped Change Lives

Saturday, May 09, 2020

Before the pill was approved by the FDA on May 9, 1960, there were few contraceptive options available to young women. It revolutionized family planning and the sex lives of millions of Americans.

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ACLU Calls For Release Of Pregnant Inmates During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, May 01, 2020

The group is asking federal and state governments to release pregnant inmates who are close to completing their prison sentences.

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