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Cara Skowronski and her husband hold their daughter, who was born via a gestational surrogate. – Cara Skowronski (NEW YORK) — Cara Skowronski and her husband are the parents of a 2-year-old daughter who was born through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and a gestational surrogate, who carried their daughter. Now, as the Skowronskis look to expand […]

Mykhailo Polenok / EyeEm/ Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Every year, approximately 38 children die from being left in a hot car, according to Kids and Cars Safety, a national nonprofit that tracks hot car deaths and aims to prevent vehicle-related risks to children and pets. As the U.S. heads into more heat waves this […]

Getty Images/Anna Moneymaker (WASHINGTON) — As reactions to the Dobbs decision roll in, Congressional Democrats are outraged. But don’t expect that outrage to translate to passable legislation anytime soon. Any effort to codify a woman’s right to choose would need to clear the Senate filibuster. That means 60 votes. And those votes are nowhere to […]

Mifeprex (NEW YORK) — Editor’s note: This story was published before Friday’s Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. A major producer of the abortion pill in the U.S. says it has ample supply if demand suddenly soars in the wake of a Supreme Court decision and that it’s working with federal regulators to make […]

Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Violence against abortion providers significantly rose in 2021, according to a report from the National Abortion Federation published Friday. The report, which measures a variety of acts of violence and disruption, found the most significant increases were in stalking, blockades, hoax devices/suspicious packages, invasions and assault and […]

Courtesy Pamela Bish (NEW YORK) — If you could give your child the gift of life, would you? Pamela Bish, a Georgia mom of three, recently got the chance to do so and she immediately jumped at the opportunity. Her youngest son, Carter Bish, 2, needs a new kidney, and after multiple tests and processes, […]

Westend61/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — A committee of advisers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted unanimously Thursday to greenlight the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 6 to 17, clearing the way for parents to have one more vaccine to choose from when considering whether to inoculate their children against the virus. At […]

Mario Tama/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it is taking Juul Labs e-cigarettes and other products off the market. It comes after the federal health agency completed a nearly two-year review of the manufacturer’s application to sell its vaping device and tobacco- and menthol-flavored pods. Ultimately, the FDA decided […]

David Ryder/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — COVID-19 vaccines began to be rolled out for children between six months and 4 years old across the United States this week. This means roughly 20 million babies, toddlers and preschoolers under age 5 are now eligible for shots after they were authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug […]

Carol Yepes/Getty Images, FILE (NEW YORK) — Nearly 1 in 5 American adults who have had COVID-19 are still suffering from long-haul symptoms, according to new data collected by the Census Bureau and Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The data, collected from June 1 to June 13, 2022, showed […]

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