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217 Today: Abortion bans build off each other. Indiana’s will impact people across the region

While abortion remains legal in states like Ohio, Illinois and Michigan, many residents who want an abortion can’t get one in-state. Abortion clinics are flooded with requests, including from people in places where abortion is banned.

July 12, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • University of Illinois researchers say air pollution from Canadian wildfires has a causal relationship with the labor market.
  • The fired head coach of Northwestern’s football program – Pat Fitzgerald – maintains he did not know about hazing among his players.
  •  Governor JB Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation to help eight counties recovering from the severe thunderstorms and derecho two weeks ago.
  • A key Senate committee is preparing to take up a bill next week called the Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal and Transparency Act.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about how Indiana’s Supreme Court decision on abortion may impact abortion care in the Midwest and beyond. 

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Mae Antar, Lisa Philip, Emily Hays, Linda Kenyon and Morgan Watkins.

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