In a major coup for the beverage industry, California lawmakers agreed to ban cities and counties from adopting soda taxes for the next 12 years. In exchange, the beverage industry agreed to pull an initiative off the November ballot that, if passed, would have made it much harder for local governments to raise taxes.
Pending state legislation would require that foster youth be informed of their legal right to seek “gender-affirming health care.” Advocates say the measure would simply give them access to doctors who can help them navigate gender identity issues, but opponents warn it would open the door to hormone and other therapies that could cause long-term health problems.
Anthem, one of the country’s largest insurers, has cut the reimbursement rate it pays for breast pumps by nearly half, fueling concerns that new moms — especially ones with lower incomes — will not be able to afford the pumps they need.
Sistemáticamente, en California y en otros estados, se practicó la eugenesia, esterilizando principalmente a personas de minorías que eran consideradas “débiles mentales”.
More than 20,000 Californians were sterilized at state homes and hospitals from 1909 to 1979, most of them women, people with disabilities and immigrants. Now, a state lawmaker wants to provide reparations to the roughly 800 living survivors, many of whom never consented to the procedures or did so under pressure.