- Argentina granted transgender 6-year-old Lulu a female identification card. She may be the youngest person in the world to legally change her gender identity.
Lawyers' Epidemic: Kentucky Attorney Suicides Revive Stunning Statistic, Lawyers 6 Times More Likely Than Others To Kill ThemselvesDespite the suicides of a dozen Kentucky lawyers in the last three years, members of the legal profession continue to view depression and anxiety as commonplace.
Victory For Planned Parenthood: Supreme Court Declines Abortion Case; Non-Profit Will Continue To Receive FundingThe US Supreme Court on Tuesday prevented Indiana from cutting off federal funds to abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
- Michigan governor signed into law new rules for abortion providers that supporters say will protect the health of pregnant women but critics say will shutter clinics and restrict access.
- Large majorities of west Europeans favor the legalization of assisted suicide, now allowed only in four countries on the continent.
- Five Republican governors rejected on Friday a major provision of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.
- Lawmakers said they would alter the regulation of drug compounding pharmacies to prevent more crises like the recent meningitis outbreak.
- The federal government gave states another month to decide if they will operate insurance exchanges under the new U.S. healthcare law.
- Victims of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak are starting to sue the physicians and clinics that administered tainted steroid shots, and the success of the suits could hinge on whether judges decide the injections are subject to product liability or medical malpractice laws.
- Denmark is tightening rules on sperm donation after a man, known only as "donor 7042" has passed a potentially severe genetic disorder to at least five of the children he fathered after a screening test at a fertility clinic failed to detect the mutation.
- The asexual man who had surgically removed his penis and testicles and proceeded to cooked and served them up to diners at a Japanese restaurant has been charged with indecent exposure.
- A British woman who aborted her own baby within a week of its due date will spend eight years behind bars, the same as the average sentence for rape and longer than a manslaughter sentence.