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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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PHOTO: Defending an anti-abortion bill passed by the Legislature could cost West Virginia as much of a million dollars. PHOTO of the state Capitol from Wikipedia.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Defending the anti-abortion bill now on the governor's desk could cost West Virginia a lot of money. Lawmakers just passed a bill that originated with a national political group connected to Republican operative Karl Rove. It's a bill that critics say would almost certa

Much of the spending is coming from conservative groups like Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS, which backed the organization that wrote the abortion bill just passed by the West Virginia legislature. GRAPH from the Center For Responsive Politics.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Why would Karl Rove spend millions getting states such as West Virginia to pass anti-abortion legislation that is unconstitutional and has little chance of going into effect? The state legislature just passed a bill outlawing abortion after 20 weeks. If signed, it is expected to

PHOTO: Dr. Byron Calhoun has charged that women go to a Charleston emergency room as a result of abortions on a weekly basis, but data released by the hospital directly contradict that. Photo credit: SymMaternalHealth & Youtube.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Hospital statistics directly contradict a Charleston doctor's claims that abortions often cause health problems for West Virginia women. Last summer, obstetrician Dr. Byron Calhoun stated that he sees complications from abortions at the hospital at least weekly. However, accordin

Dr. Byron Calhoun says abortions are sending West Virginia women to the emergency room weekly, but critics note he has not filed any complaints about the medical complications with regulators, something he would be legally required to do if his charges were true. PHOTO: SymMaternalHealth/Youtube.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Charleston doctor's claim that abortion is sending women to the emergency room conflicts with the fact that he has not filed any complaints with regulators. This summer, obstetrician Dr. Byron Calhoun wrote to the attorney general. He said he sees women in the emergency room of

PHOTO: Dr. Byron Calhoun has charged that women go to a Charleston emergency room as a result of abortions on a weekly basis, but no evidence in public records appears to support that statement. Photo credit: SymMaternalHealth & Youtube.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Charges that medical complications from abortions send women to a Charleston emergency room on a weekly basis are not supported by the public record. This summer, obstetrician Dr. Byron Calhoun wrote to state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey that he sees women in his hospital's

GRAPHIC: The West Virginia Breastfeeding Alliance says in emergencies, the best food source for a nursing infant is its mother. Courtesy WVBA.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Turns out there's another reason babies need their mothers in an emergency. A year ago, extreme weather left some West Virginia mothers without refrigeration or clean water for their babies' formula. However, those who breastfed did not have to worry about giving their child cont

GRAPHIC: Unlike most of the nation, teen pregnancy has not declined in West Virginia and is especially bad in some part of the state. Graphic by Kids Count West Virginia.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Very preliminary results from pilot projects in Parkersburg and Martinsburg suggest hope for reducing teen pregnancy. Social worker Steve Tuck, chief executive of the Children's Home Society of West Virginia, said they imported a successful teen pregnancy prevention program from

Social worker and consultant Jim Harris says what it means to be a father is changing, as jobs and society change. Photo By Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As society and the economy change, what it means to be a father also is changing. But according to a clinical social worker who specializes in family issues, some parts of the job never change. Jim Harris, owner of Opportunities Consulting Services, stated that fatherhood is be

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