According to Life News, “Abby Johnson will address the legislation both from her professional experience as a clinic operator in Bryan, Texas, and from her personal life story, having gone through an RU 486 abortion herself.” #
Texas’ legislation would limit the pill’s use to “49 days after conception instead of 63 days, as is practiced in some Texas facilities.” #
The Oklahoma Senate also passed legislation yesterday that would limit access to RU 486. The bill would reduce the amount of time a woman has available to her to take RU 486 to end her pregnancy. #
According to Tulsa World, Oklahoma’s House Bill 1970 would require physicians to “administer abortion-inducing drugs, including RU 486, in accordance with U.S. Food Drug Administration guidelines.” It would reduce the amount of time an abortion-inducing drug could be administered from 8.4 weeks to seven weeks. #
Kate Neary-Pounds, the director of Reproductive Services of Tulsa, says that reducing the time available to the woman would result in the need for more medication, which could cause more side effects. #
Publix Supermarkets has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 16 safety and health violations that occurred at its Jacksonville distribution facility. OSHA looked into the facility after receiving a complaint in September that a worker’s hand had been amputated while cleaning conveyor equipment. Proposed penalties for the violations total $182,000.
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