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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

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Florida faces lawsuits over its new election law, a medical board fines an Indiana doctor for speaking about a 10-year-old's abortion, and Minnesota advocates say threats to cut SNAP funds are off the mark.

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The White House and Speaker McCarthy gain support to pass their debt ceiling agreement, former President Donald Trump retakes the lead in a new GOP primary poll, and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is impeached.

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The growing number of "maternity care deserts" makes having a baby increasingly dangerous for rural Americans, a Colorado project is connecting neighbor to neighbor in an effort to help those suffering with mental health issues, and a school district in Maine is using teletherapy to tackle a similar challenge.

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Either the Office of Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokia or Dr. Caitlin Bernard can appeal the Indiana Medical Licensing Board's decision in Marion County Superior Court. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Board Fines Indiana Doc for Speaking about 10-Year-Old's Abortion

An Indiana licensing board has fined a local physician $3,000 and handed her a letter of reprimand after she went public about a 10-year-old Ohio pati…

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One in three API women report experiencing sexual violence victimization, not including rape, in their lifetime, according to the Center at 909. (Adobe Stock)
Cultural Barriers May Prevent API Sexual Violence Survivors from Seeking Help

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, and according to the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, the number of Asian American …

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A case before the Washington state Supreme Court dates back to public-records requests of employees' information by 2019. (CLShebley/Adobe Stock)
WA High Court Examines Domestic Violence Survivors' Right to Shield Records

Washington state Supreme Court justices are hearing a case today that involves access to records for public employees who have survived domestic vio…

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Officials encourage victims to report sexual and domestic abuse to a national hotline, 800-799-7233. It provides 24/7 service in English, Spanish and 200 other languages through interpreters. (Adobe Stock)
IA Looks to Shelter Victims, Survivors of Sexual Assault

Iowa groups have spent the past month focused on finding shelter and support for victims of sexual assault, to help them stay anonymous and safe…

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Intimate partner violence can have long-term emotional, physical and economic effects, and research shows more incidents are being reported against men and people who are transgender. (Adobe Stock)
IN Group to Create Strategic Plan to Prevent Domestic Abuse

A grant has been awarded to a Central Indiana group to increase awareness about domestic violence and its traumatic effect on survivors. Indiana …

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Around the world, Denim Day is observed to show support for victims and survivors of sexual assault. RAINN says females ages 16-19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault. (Adobe Stock)
NV Lawmakers Recognize 'Denim Day' in Support of Sexual Violence Survivors

Nevada lawmakers on Wednesday recognized 'Denim Day,' to rally against sexual violence by wearing denim during the Senate floor session. Denim Day …

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One in seven children in the U.S. has experienced abuse or neglect in the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)
ID Groups Plan 'Child Abuse Prevention Month' Activities

Child abuse happens to all children to varying degrees, according to experts, and during Child Abuse Prevention Month, several organizations in Idaho …

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Ohio's domestic violence shelters provided emergency housing to nearly ten thousand people last year, according to the Ohio Domestic Violence Network (Adobe Stock)
Toolkit Helps Recognize Signs of Brain Injury in Domestic-Violence Survivors

People with no formal health training may be able to spot signs of brain injury in domestic-violence survivors, using a set of tools called CARE…

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Animal protection groups say warning signs of pet maltreatment can include dogs or cats left in yards chained up, looking dirty and in need of food and water. (Adobe Stock)
Animal Cruelty Awareness Month: Family Violence Warning Signs

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, and Wisconsinites are urged to be aware of how family violence can affect pets - as well as the need …

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From July 2019 to June 2020, North Carolina authorities investigated reports of possible neglect or abuse involving 117,268 children. (William/Adobe Stock)
Fayetteville Center Calls for Vigilance in Reporting Child Abuse

North Carolinians are being asked this month to remember their crucial duty as mandated reporters of suspected child abuse. Last year, as a grim …

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Experts estimate that one in 10 kids experiences sexual abuse by their 18th birthday. (Nichizhenova Elena/Adobe Stock)<br /><br />
GA Centers Combat Child-Abuse Misconceptions with Impactful Initiatives

Georgia saw more than 62,000 reports of child abuse in 2020, representing more than 120,000 children. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month…

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Ohio Domestic Violence Network Policy Director Maria York addresses legislators, domestic violence advocates and news media at the Ohio Statehouse during a recent Advocacy Day event. (Ohio Domestic Violence Network)
Amid More Severe Domestic Violence Cases, Ohio Advocates Call for More Funding

Ohio's domestic violence shelters provided emergency housing to nearly 10,000 people last year, and advocates are calling for a funding boost…

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