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217 Today: Why some health experts are worried after Southern Baptists vote to oppose IVF

Southern Baptist Convention members, called "messengers", casting their votes on Wednesday June 12, 2024 to affirm the group's opposition to IVF.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois lawmakers have passed a bill expanding access to fentanyl testing strips, in an effort to combat opioid-related overdoses.
  • University of Illinois researchers have developed an antibiotic that kills drug-resistant bacterial infections while sparing healthy gut microbes.
  • On Thursday, Syleena Johnson will give a Juneteenth celebration concert at the U of I’s  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in Urbana.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about what the country’s largest protestant group’s vote opposing In Vitro Fertilization could mean for reproductive choice across the U.S.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Anulika Ochuba, Reginald Hardwick and Ben Thorp. 

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Stephanie Mosqueda

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