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Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

CHICAGO | New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.

August 26, 2014 8:00 pm
Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Chicago Heights, center, is joined by Gov. Pat Quinn, left, at the signing of a bill she sponsored protecting the rights of pregnant women in the workplace.

August 26, 2014 2:36 pm

Indiana abortions drop again

INDIANAPOLIS | For the fifth year in a row, the number of abortions performed in Indiana was less than the year before.

July 16, 2014 5:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

DOUG ROSS: How conservatives could fight Planned Parenthood

Social conservatives and Planned Parenthood have clashed for decades, especially in Indiana. The tactics have included limiting access to Planned Parenthood services and cutting off government funding.

June 14, 2014 8:15 pm Video

Dem leader warns all Republicans tainted by outrageous statements

INDIANAPOLIS | State Treasurer Richard Mourdock isn't on the ballot this year and likely never will run for public office again, but that's not stopping Hoosier Democrats from seeking to tie all Indiana Republican candidates to his rhetoric.

June 11, 2014 4:30 pm
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April 27, 2014 12:00 am
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April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Region bills headed to governor's desk

INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received final approval Wednesday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm

Region lawmakers successful at moving proposals through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Two proposals backed by Northwest Indiana lawmakers advanced closer to the governor's desk Tuesday.

February 18, 2014 6:00 pm

Lawmakers advancing proposals quickly in short legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | As the Indiana General Assembly nears the midpoint of its 2014 session, the Republican-controlled House and Senate this week approved scores of legislative proposals that now go to the opposite chamber for further review.

January 31, 2014 2:00 pm Related

Women may get more options following miscarriage

INDIANAPOLIS | A woman who miscarries at a hospital, birthing center or other medical facility would get more control over the miscarried remains under legislation unanimously approved Monday by a House committee.

January 27, 2014 5:05 pm Related

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Data shows improvement in preterm Indiana births

March of Dimes released data today that shows improvement in preterm births in Indiana. It's the same day state health officials are hosting an infant mortality summit. 

October 31, 2013 11:59 pm
RICH JAMES: Where's the compassion toward Hoosier girls?

RICH JAMES: Where's the compassion toward Hoosier girls?

If you weren’t shocked by the results of The Status of Girls in Indiana study, you ought to check for a pulse.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
Rokita offers tax cuts as Obamacare alternative

Rokita offers tax cuts as Obamacare alternative

INDIANAPOLIS | A group of Congressional Republicans, led in part by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, proposed an alternative to the Affordable Care Act Wednesday that goes beyond just repealing Obamacare.

September 18, 2013 6:00 pm Related

State senator seeks termination of rapists' parental rights

INDIANAPOLIS | A Hoosier woman giving birth following a rape could face a lifetime of further attacks in court if the rapist-father tries to assert parental rights because of the way Indiana law is structured.

September 07, 2013 6:00 pm Related

EDITORIAL: It takes a village to save a child's life

The death of an infant is always a tragedy, especially in the 21st century, with modern medicine widely available. Hoosiers should be appalled to know Indiana's mortality rate is among the worst in the nation.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am
Cal City mom gives birth in minivan in hospital driveway

Cal City mom gives birth in minivan in hospital driveway

CHICAGO | Melissa Jones almost made it.

June 07, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: Parents should let nature determine child's gender

YOUNG VOICES: Parents should let nature determine child's gender

Preconception sex selection is an interesting topic that yields various opinions. Being able to determine the gender or biology of a child based on an erroneous preconceived notion changes the birth spectrum.

April 08, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: GOP would be stopping only safe abortions

RICH JAMES: GOP would be stopping only safe abortions

Six years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision that legalized abortion, I was covering the Indiana Senate.

March 31, 2013 12:00 am
Illinois takes baby steps toward 1st birth center

Illinois takes baby steps toward 1st birth center

Certified nurse midwife Danielle Kraessig meets with patient Yakini Branch on Jan. 23 at the PCC South Family Health Center in Berwyn, Ill. The clinic may receive a permit to operate the first birth center in Illinois as soon as Feb. 5. Midwives and other supporters of birth alternatives for…

January 26, 2013 12:00 am
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