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Bill would require Delaware universities to offer abortion medication to students

Jose Ignacio Castaneda PerezHeadlines, Government

A new bill would require two Delaware universities to offer contraception and medication abortion to students on campus. Senate Bill 301 would only apply to Delaware State University and the University of Delaware, given that they’re the only schools with a student health center. If passed, the legislation would impact the over 30,000 students who attend both universities. The legislation comes …


Bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks fails in committee

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

A bill to ban abortions that occur 20 or more weeks after fertilization failed in a Delaware Senate committee Tuesday.  Senate Bill 235, dubbed the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” asserts that fetuses are capable of experiencing pain around 20 weeks after fertilization.  Advancements in medical science and technology have moved the point of viability forward necessitating additional protections for …

Seaford mayor pushes back against AG’s fetal remains lawsuit

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines, Health

Seaford Mayor David Genshaw says the ordinance has nothing to do with a woman’s right to get an abortion. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings on Tuesday filed suit against the City of Seaford in the state’s Court of Chancery over an ordinance relating to the manner by which abortion clinics must dispose of fetal remains.  Now, Seaford’s mayor and city …