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In First, California Would Require Public Universities to Provide Abortion Pills

At a time when conservative states are sharply limiting abortion access, California signaled a new frontier in abortion-rights on Friday with the passage of legislation that would require all public universities in the state to provide medication abortion on campus. The bill, which would use money raised from private donors to equip and train campus… Read More »

J&J, Colgate ordered to pay nearly $10 million in California talc cancer case

Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York. Lucas Jackson | Reuters A California jury on Wednesday ruled in favor of a plaintiff who blamed her cancer on talcum-based products made by Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive. Plaintiff Patricia Schmitz will be awarded $ 4.8 million in damages from… Read More »

California beach closes after Mexico sewage flows north

The entire shoreline of a Southern California city is closed to swimmers after sewage-contaminated runoff flowed into California from Mexico‘s Tijuana River. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the San Diego County Department of Environment Health issued the order Sunday, expanding the closure that has been in place for months for part of the Imperial Beach… Read More »