Arkansas executions: health giant sues nation as federal judge issues injunction

Medical supply company McKesson says state deceptively purchased narcotics for lethal injection, becoming first in history to sue a death penalty country for misuse A US healthcare giant has accused the nation of Arkansas of effectively lying to it over the sale of a pharmaceutical drug that the Republican governor had been poised to use…

Are you pro-choice? It’s time to shout it from the rooftops | Jean Hannah Edelstein

A majority of Americans supporting Roe v Wade, and yet so many of us remain quiet about our opinions. Its hour for that to end, writes freelance journalist Jean Hannah Edelstein A DIY surgical abortion is not a nice thing to talk about. It involves the insertion of the wire from a coat hanger- or…

Sally Yates firing and Trump cabinet cause partisan ‘bad blood’ to boil over

Republicans hurry-up to defend chairwomen travel forbidding and decision to fire acting attorney general as Democrats boycott Tom Price and Steve Mnuchin votes A dirty political battle roiled Washington on Tuesday as allies and officials rallied around Donald Trump and his controversial travelling outlaw, while opponents intensified their tactics to thwart his administration at every…

Who is Neil Gorsuch? A staunch conservative with a background to fret liberals

Donald Trumps nominee to the supreme court has written about liberals relying on judicial rulings to advance their social agenda In a 2005 essay titled Liberals N Lawsuits, Neil Gorsuch, then a corporate lawyer in Washington, DC, argued that American liberals had come to rely too much on court decisions to advance their social agenda…

Abortion remarkably absent from election as Trump and Clinton stay quiet

There may have been moments of high drama during the presidential debate, but its a contrast to 2012 when Republican were accused waging a war on women An unusual election year has ushered in an unusual stillnes: the issue of abortion, almost always a cause for pitched battles between presidential candidates, has been all but…

Supreme court temporarily blocks Louisiana abortion law

Court awards request was striving to reinstate a lower-court injunction that blocked statute that required doctors to obtain a formal affiliation with a hospital The supreme court on Friday temporarily blocked a Louisiana abortion restriction that threatens to shut down all but one of the states four abortion clinics. The ruling came just days after…