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217 Today: As many states move to restrict or ban abortions, an economic fallout and may be inevitable

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • President Joe Biden is praising Highland Park’s mayor and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker for their responses to last week’s July 4th mass shooting.
  • On Monday, the Urbana City Council voted to allow new jail construction within city limits.
  • The Dobbs ruling that reversed Roe v. Wade may also limit transgender people’s access to healthcare in the future.
  • Carle Hospital in Urbana, which serves several counties, reports that 46 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. Four people are in the ICU.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about a study that looks at the potential impact of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on abortion rights.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Emily Hays, Sydney Wood and Dan Gorenstein.

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