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PNS Daily Newscast - September 21, 2018 


We’re covering stories from around the nation including a victory for safety for nuclear site workers; President Trump chastises Republicans for not securing border wall funding; and a predicted spike in population fuels concerns about the need for care.

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Public News Service - FL: Women's Issues

A new law requires the Florida Department of Health to contract with a not-for-profit statewide alliance of organizations to provide pregnancy support and wellness services that are non-coercive and exclude religious content. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida's abortion battle continues with pro-choice groups calling for the aggressive regulation of so-called crisis pregnancy centers. A new state law provides taxpayer dollars to the nearly 200 faith-based organizations that purport to offer counseling to pregnant women

About half of the public continues to hold a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, according to a July Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Affordable Care Act – or "Obamacare" – has managed to weather the storm despite ongoing attempts by President Donald Trump to dismantle his predecessor's landmark achievement. The latest attempt to chip away at the law includes an announcement by the Trump

Polls by Kaiser, Pew, Reuters, Politico and Gallup found that an overwhelming majority of Americans think that access to abortion  at least under certain circumstances  should not be outlawed. (Tracy Hahn/Twenty20)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Abortion rights advocates hold a news conference and demonstration in front of Florida's Supreme Court on Thursday to call on U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson to reject President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The groups argue tha

Florida women must battle the gender pay gap and a preponderance of low-wage jobs. (IS_imagestore/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Many women across the country will rally today in support of equal pay, but a new report finds many obstacles to that goal in Florida and nationwide. The Institute for Women's Policy Research analyzed earning trends going back decades and predicts that at the current pace, the

Smog or ozone pollution is already a big problem for Florida cities, but the group Clean Air Moms Action says air quality isn't a priority for President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the EPA. (Sierra Club Florida)

MIAMI – As confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees continue in Washington, his choice to run the Environmental Protection Agency is facing serious questions from parents in Florida. The advocacy group Clean Air Moms Action is running a series of television a

Closing the wage gap could pull thousands of Florida women out of poverty, according to a new study. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – More Florida women are starting the new year in dire economic straits than in most parts of the country, according to new report on the status of women. The study from the Institute for Women's Policy Research says the number of Florida women living below the federal pove

Florida voters have an opportunity to reshape the Legislature this election cycle. (Globetrotter/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With every seat in the state House and Senate up for grabs this November, two Florida ex-pats want to make sure voters make the most informed choices, especially when it comes to women's health issues. Arianne Keegan and Abigail DeAtley grew up in Florida but have been living i

The namesake behind the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (seen here with President Obama in 2009) has a warning for Florida women. (whitehouse.gov)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Do your homework before the election or pay the price, potentially with your job. That's the message one of the key figures in the fight for workplace quality has for Florida women. After discovering she earned less than her male colleagues at the Goodyear tire plant, Lilly Led

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