Alabama passes a near-total abortion ban. Activists vowed to combat the nation’s most stringent anti-abortion legal guidelines thus far on Wednesday as Alabama’s governor signed a invoice that will successfully ban almost all such procedures within the state. It will criminalize the process and impose a 99-year sentence on medical doctors who carry out abortions—and there aren’t any exceptions for victims of rape or incest. Even long-time abortion opponents like evangelical chief Pat Robertson dubbed the regulation “excessive” and mentioned it goes too far. The technique right here is obvious, although—the regulation is supposed to drive the Supreme Courtroom to rethink the seminal Roe v. Wade case enshrining a lady’s proper to an abortion.
Would Medicare for All actually “let enterprise off the hook?” Former Vice President Joe Biden (now an official presidential contender in 2020) took a extra average stance on Medicare for All than a few of his rivals, similar to Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and others, claiming that partially such a program would let employers off the hook for his or her staff’ well-being. CEO Richard Grasp, a Medicare for All proponent, takes exception to that argument in a chunk for Fortune: “I’m a kind of employers, and I’m supportive of Medicare for All, however it’s not about being let off the hook. Because the founder and CEO of a enterprise that has at all times offered well being take care of our staff, MCS Industries, I’d relatively pay a predictable, manageable payroll tax to finance well being care than pay impossibly excessive and unpredictable premiums,” he writes. (Fortune)