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Daily Local News – March 26, 2018

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Governor Eric Holcomb signed a bill increasing regulations on abortion clinics yesterday; Students in the Monroe County Community School Corporation joined in protests across the world this weekend; The city of Martinsville has filed a class-action lawsuit against nine different opioid manufacturers; FEATURE Bloomington tech innovator and angel investor Pat East went from being a self-described “worst English major ever at Wabash …

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Increased Abortion Regulations Land on Gov’s Desk


A bill increasing the regulations on abortion providers and women seeking an abortion, is now on Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk. Senate Bill 340 increases the licensing and inspection requirements for abortion providers and clinics. It also increases the data the state collects on women seeking an abortion, requiring them to report abortion complications to the Indiana State Department of …

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Federal Judge Blocks Abortion Ultrasound Requirement

A federal judge has blocked an Indiana law that would have required women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before an abortion. House Enrolled Act 1337 went into effect last year. It added the 18 hour requirement to the state’s existing ultrasound requirement. Previously, it was possible for women to have the ultrasound and the abortion procedure on …

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Interchange – Eliding History: Jill Lepore on Telling Stories

Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore joins me in the studio to discuss history and that… 1. Voting used to be fatal! 2. Margaret Sanger tried to steal her sister’s hunger strike. 3. Joe Gould is a Modernist Frat Boy Pin-up. We discuss three of her books: The Story of America: Essays on Origins, her book of …

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Voices in the Street – The Fight Against Women’s Rights Continues: Republicans Push Through a Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

On Wednesday, along mostly partisan lines, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to strip Women’s health provider Planned Parenthood of its funding in a stopgap funding bill aimed at keeping federal agencies operating in the fiscal year. Although the bill is expected to fail in the Senate, voices in the street wanted to know what your friends and neighbors think …

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Local Residents Voice Opinions on Planned Parenthood Funding

Twenty-three local residents voiced their opinions before the Monroe County Council last night, as the Council considered whether to approve a $3,000 grant to Planned Parenthood. The local clinic requested the money to help pay for contraceptives, STD testing and medical examinations. Planned Parenthood has been under fire in recent weeks after an anti-abortion group released a series of heavily …

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Interchange – Is a Woman a Person? Needing Ellen Willis More Than Ever

So, here we are, August 4th, 2015, and I’m asking “Is a Woman A Person?” You laugh, no, scoff at me for asking this. Of course!, you say. But are we “persons” by degrees with some considered lesser beings? Consider the concerted attack on women’s health funding by Republicans seeking to defund Planned Parenthood. It seems women ought to be …

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Daily Local News – July 29, 2015

Senator Dan Coats of Indiana joined 23 other senators this morning to introduce a bill that would de-fund Planned Parenthood; The Monroe County website is getting an upgrade; The Town of Ellettsville continues to deal with the fallout from a 2013 flood that forced its offices to move out of the Town Hall and into rental units at Eagle’s Landing Mall; Ivy Tech …

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Senator Coats Proposes A Bill To Remove Funding for Planned Parenthood After the Release of Controversial Videos

Senator Dan Coats of Indiana joined 23 other senators this morning to introduce a bill that would de-fund Planned Parenthood. The bill would prohibit any federal funding from going to the organization. Just yesterday, Coats released a video in which he accuses Planned Parenthood of profiting from abortion through organ harvesting. Planned Parenthood rejects the claim. The controversy began as …

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Daily Local News – April 14, 2015

The state senate today is debating a bill that would end Indiana’s common construction wage, The local transportation planning authority continues to show its discontent with the state’s handling of Interstate 69 construction, The Monroe County Solid Waste Management District is moving ahead with setting up its new recycling facility, Planned Parenthood locations in Bloomington and Columbus are offering free …

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