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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2021 


Pro-democracy groups in West Virginia urging support for the "For the People Act;" the debate rages on over Michigan's proposed trans sports ban.


2021Talks - April 9, 2021 


A House bill pushing states on permit-to-purchase handgun laws aims to cut gun violence; HUD Secretary announces nearly $5B in rental assistance; and record numbers of asylum seekers turned back from U.S. are seeking sanctuary in Mexico.

Public News Service - CT: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Parents of infants placed in Safe Haven cannot be charged with abandonment. (fancycrave1/pixabay.com)

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HARTFORD, Conn. – Today is Safe Haven Day in Connecticut. Connecticut passed the Safe Haven for Newborns Act 16 years ago. The law allows parents of infants up to 30 days old to voluntarily give up custody to nursing staff in a hospital emergency room. Gary Kleeblatt, communications direct

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Thousands of lower-income Connecticut residents have signed up for free family planning services under the Medicaid expansion made possible by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Jenny Carrillo, senior vice president of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, says her organ

PHOTO: Stacey Violante Cote, attorney at Center for Children’s Advocacy, says interviews of homeless youth in Connecticut shows a range of dangerous behaviors. Photo courtesy of Cote.

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HARTFORD, Conn. – Invisible No More is the name of a presentation in Hartford today of the first-ever study of runaway and homeless youth in Connecticut. The research team interviewed 98 young people between 14 and 24 years of age. Most were found in youth shelters. Stacey Violante Cote, a

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has overruled the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration to make Plan B – the so-called "morning-after pill" – available without a prescription to all females of reproductive age. Women's health ad

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Planned Parenthood has faced serious challenges in the past year to both its funding and its mission. Tonight at a fundraising gala, the Southern New England chapter is celebrating the life of one of its Connecticut heroines, says the organization's vice president of development,

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Fifteen high schoolers and five college students from Connecticut have just returned from a national youth conference held in conjunction with Planned Parenthood Federation of America's 2011 Summit in the nation's capital. The 400 participants learned from each other and lobbied t

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - College students are a big constituency of Planned Parenthood (PP), and hundreds of them came out to rallies around the state to oppose a bill in Congress that would cut 100 percent of the organization's federal funding. Planned Parenthood provides birth control and other health

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The latest state-by-state report card on women's health shows some disturbing trends in Connecticut in several indicators, including reproductive health. For one, as noted by Susan Yolen, vice president of New Haven-based Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, the number of

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