The Supreme Court agreed Dec. 13 to look at a dispute over the availability of a commonly used abortion pill, mifepristone, making it the first abortion case it will hear since its decision overturning Roe v. Wade last year.
Come the start of the new year, New York state could have a commission created to consider reparations for African American residents.
Depending on who you ask, the Clean Slate Act is either a good way to give formerly incarcerated people a fresh start in life — or a bad idea that protects criminals at the expense of law-abiding citizens.
Lawmakers in New York approved legislation June 20 granting legal protection to in-state doctors who prescribe and send abortion pills to patients in states that have restricted abortion.
A federal appeals court in Louisiana is hearing arguments May 17 about the accessibility of the abortion drug mifepristone.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a school choice bill into law on May 4 that will enable families in the state to receive annual vouchers for their children’s education-related expenses, including private school tuition.
The New York State Catholic Conference called Gov. Kathy Hochul “terribly misguided” in her focus, after the governor signed legislation that makes abortion medication more accessible in New York, including at state universities.
A U.S. bishops’ committee said they oppose recent alternatives for human burial and traditional cremation, contending they “fail to satisfy the Church’s requirements for proper respect for the bodies of the dead.”
Natural Organic Reduction (NOR), also called “human composting,” is now legal New York State. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill on Dec. 30 which lets NOR facilities operate as cemetery corporations in the state.
The New York State Catholic Conference is urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto the bill that would legalize “green” burial processes that involve natural decomposition with other organic materials to convert the body into dirt.