• Follow us

United States

The view from one of the last abortion clinics in Louisiana

Shreveport, La.

He’s provided abortions for nearly 40 years. Now, the man known in court documents as “Dr. John Doe 1” – or “Doe” for short – is ready to retire and wondering whether anyone will be around to take his place. There are one or two local physicians who might be willing to hack it – to risk judgment from their peers and neighbors, face hostility from antiabortion extremists, and conceal their identities from the public, as Doe has done for most of his career.

But at some point, likely late this year, he plans to hang up his scrubs for good.

“We’re going to kind of face the point where [I have to] say, ‘Look, if none of the other OB-GYNs in this state are willing to come up and step up to the plate, then too bad,’” he says one April afternoon after his shift at Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he’s performed abortions since 1981. “I’ve done as much as I can do, you know?”

Providers have for decades been a key target of anti-abortion activists; an entire category of abortion regulations is aimed at chipping away at their ability, and by extension their desire, to offer abortion care.

Now, as activists on both sides prepare for the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade, that long-term strategy is paying off. When not facing the threat of public animosity, doctors in anti-abortion strongholds like Louisiana are often shamed for their decision to provide abortions. A barrage of laws restrict how, where, and when they can perform the procedure. Clinics that manage to stay open are tied up in compliance and litigation, a drain on time and resources. The pressure has seeped into medical schools, especially in conservative areas where providers are most scarce: Students aren’t getting exposed to even basic abortion care unless they seek it outside their regular coursework.

Abortion rights opponents say you can’t force doctors to do, or teach, something to which they’re morally opposed. Abortion is often a medically unnecessary procedure, and it would be unethical to compel anyone to perform it, they say. Medical schools and residencies need only train students to attend to emergency abortions or miscarriages – which schools and hospitals do – and not actively prevent students who want to from learning about abortion.

Abortion rights activists, however, say that the current environment is one in which doctors who choose to provide abortions feel scorned and even threatened. It discourages physicians who would otherwise perform abortions from doing so and chokes the provider pipeline, particularly in restrictive states. Women then have to deal with longer wait times at clinics and doctors who are tired or overextended. Some women aren’t able to access abortions at all.

What good is a woman’s right to choose whether or not to have an abortion, they ask, if no one is able or willing to perform them?

‘How terribly naive I was’

Doe is still in scrubs when he walks into the clinic administrator’s office at Hope Medical. It’s only about 4 p.m. but he’s had a long day; he was late for his shift at the clinic, he says, because he had to deliver a baby that morning for a patient at his private practice.

Providing abortions had never been Doe’s first choice. The clinic had first approached him in the early 1980s, less than a decade after the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the United States via Roe v. Wade. He’d only lived in Louisiana a few years, having moved here from Texas for his residency. He says he believed abortions should be legal and safe, and that women should have access to them. But it seemed every doctor he knew who volunteered to perform abortions soon found themselves overwhelmed by the demand.

Ann Hermes/Staff

A.J. Haynes (r.) speaks with visitors at Hope Medical Group For Women on April 1 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Hope Medical Group For Women is one of the few remaining abortion clinics in the state.

What changed his mind was a young man’s sense of bright-eyed duty, helping women in need. “I kind of viewed myself as this knight in shining armor,” he says with an ironic smile. “How terribly naive I was.”

He soon discovered that a wall stood between him and his colleagues. He had been in partnership with two other physicians, both of whom wound up leaving the practice because he was doing abortions and “they couldn’t stand the pressure.” These days, only two local OBs in his hospital network will take calls for him, forcing him to work six, seven, eight days without reprieve.

Meanwhile, the landscape for providers was changing. Abortion clinics like Hope Medical began cropping up, moving abortion care away from hospitals and the schools with which they were affiliated. The shift broadened access to the procedure, but it also created a gap between abortion and academic medical care.

Clinics were also becoming easy targets for harassment and violence. The National Abortion Federation, the professional association of providers, counted 40 clinic bombings and seven murders of doctors and staff between 1977 and 1999. The first murder was that of Florida physician David Gunn, who was shot and killed outside a clinic in Pensacola in 1993. A rash of others followed: In 1994, receptionists Shannon Lowry and Leanne Nichols were gunned down at the clinic where they worked in Brookline, Massachusetts. Later that year, provider John Bayard Britton and volunteer James Barrett were shot and killed outside another abortion clinic in Pensacola. In 1998, security guard Robert Sanderson died in a bombing at an Alabama clinic, while provider Barnett Slepian was murdered in his home in Amherst, New York.

All this began to weigh on Doe, who struggled with depression. He started hiding his identity, although that didn’t stop protesters from accosting him when he went to and from Hope Medical, or sending nasty mailers about him to his neighbors. “I was receiving so much grief over providing abortion services, I wanted to quit working here,” he says.

He kept going because he felt – still feels – an obligation to the women and girls who came to the clinic for help: Like the intellectually disabled young woman who’d been raped by her brother, and who’d hummed church hymns in the operating room. Or the woman whose pregnancy was at risk because she’d needed a heart transplant. Or hundreds of others, he says, their stories both tragic and everyday.

“I’m not pro-abortion. I’m just pro-choice,” Doe says firmly. “If you believe that abortion should be available, you at some point decide: Where does the buck stop?”

Demand outweighing supply

A similar question drew Rachael Phelps into the reproductive health field more than a quarter-century ago. In the spring of 1992, just before she started medical school, Ms. Phelps heard a speaker at a women’s rights march in Washington, D.C., talk about the lack of physicians willing and able to perform abortions. She decided that day to become a provider herself. After getting her degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, she worked at Planned Parenthood, spending 13 years as the organization’s medical director. Dr. Phelps still provides abortions about one day a week, driving hundreds of miles from her home in upstate New York to support clinics throughout the state.

Ann Hermes/Staff

‘Street preacher’ Mark Lee Dickson protests with images and teddy bears outside Hope Medical Group For Women on April 1 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

But she and Doe are in the minority. A recent survey in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology found that in 2016-17, 72% of OBs reported having had a patient in the past year who needed or wanted an abortion, but only 23% said they had performed one. Most of those who said they did not provide abortion care came from the South and the Midwest. The most common reasons given were personal beliefs, restrictions placed on their practice, and attitudes among office staff. A previous study by the Guttmacher Institute also found that more than a third of OBs in private practice who declined to provide abortions also said they wouldn’t provide a referral to patients seeking one.

“There’s a lot of people who go into private practice who want to provide the service for their own patients and are kept from doing it because of ... partners who won’t do it, staff who object, hospitals who won’t let you do the case in the hospital,” says Dr. Phelps, who now works at Medical Students For Choice (MSFC), a Philadelphia-based nonprofit that funds and advocates for abortion care training in medical schools.

Since starting at MSFC earlier this year, Dr. Phelps has focused on connecting medical students in campuses nationwide with professionals willing to train them in abortion care. She also leads training sessions herself.  

“Most medical schools in the U.S. never mention the word ‘abortion’ in their curriculum,” Dr. Phelps says in a phone interview. “There is a huge shortage of providers, and there’s nobody getting trained to replace [them].” 

“It’s really dependent on your experience,” adds Alana, a former president of the Tulane Medical School chapter of MSFC, in New Orleans, who asks that her last name not be used. “If a resident or attending [physician] is not comfortable discussing any of these topics, and you don’t have a lecture about it, how are you going to learn about it?”

A spokesman for Tulane – which is a private university and not subject to state restrictions on abortion in public institutions – told the Monitor in an email that abortion education at the school “is restricted to lecture instruction as part of our third year clinical rotation.” He did not respond to a request for details on what the instruction looks like.

Anthony Levatino, a retired OB-GYN who performed more than 1,200 abortions early in his career but has since become a vocal opponent of abortion rights, says he doesn’t remember much specific training on abortion provision from his years in med school. Most of what he learned came from his residency, and he says students today who want that kind of training should choose hospitals and clinics where they can get that exposure.

“I would tell them, ‘If this is important to you, look critically at the training in residency,’” says Dr. Levatino, who stopped doing abortions after his daughter was killed in a car accident in 1984. “‘Don’t put yourself in a position where you’re going to face some kind of barrier – for instance, a Catholic hospital.’ [Students] are not helpless.”

In Dr. Levatino’s view, one reason fewer physicians are performing abortions is that the procedure takes a toll on them. They start to see, he says, that abortion is taking a life. Doctors who feel that way have the right to choose not to provide abortions, he adds.

“What Roe v. Wade says is that patients can legally obtain this procedure. It is not granted as a positive right,” Daniel Sulmasy, who teaches biomedical ethics at Georgetown University. “[The law] respects the conscientious choices of physicians who, even if they don’t want to interfere in that opportunity for women, do not feel comfortable providing it themselves.”

Physicians who do choose to perform abortions shouldn’t have to face violence or harassment, he adds.

It’s also unrealistic to expect uniformly broad access to any medical procedure in a country like the U.S. says Jeffery Bishop, a professor of philosophy and health care ethics at St. Louis University. “You’re going to get a different kind of medicine in New York City than you will in some rural town in Wyoming,” he says. “That’s just the nature of it.”

For providers like Doe who live that reality, however, it’s a lot to shoulder. Hope Medical is one of only three remaining clinics in Louisiana – and that number could go down under a state law, currently being litigated (Doe is a plaintiff), that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. “I don’t know where to go from here,” Doe says.

Learning on a papaya

On a Monday night this spring, Alana sits in a conference room with 20 or so other medical students. On the table before her is a papaya – a proxy for a uterus – and a pump. The students are here for an MSFC-hosted training session on manual vacuum aspiration, the most common form of abortion. For about half an hour, Alana and her peers practice the technique on the fruit as two physicians, both volunteers, roam the room, commenting on and correcting their work.

It’s the kind of event that Alana had hosted when she was MSFC president her freshman year. Under her leadership, the chapter had forged relationships with local women’s rights groups and MSFC affiliates at other universities. Alana herself had testified against antiabortion bills in Baton Rouge and, in the summer of 2017, spent two weeks shadowing doctors at an abortion clinic in Mexico City. All done in addition to her required coursework.

Now a year away from graduation, Alana remains an active MSFC member. At a café in New Orleans the morning after the training session, she talks about seeing her work as a kind of advocacy. “If you’re really trying to provide a full spectrum of care,” particularly to underserved or underprivileged communities, she says, then that must include “trying to change the system in some way.” 

She knows that she’s unusual in her cohort, that she’s choosing a difficult path. She’s not even sure she’ll want to live in a state like Louisiana if she becomes an abortion provider. But she sees medicine through a humanitarian lens – she worked in international development before switching gears and going to med school – and hopes to use her skills to improve women’s lives.

“Unfortunately, or fortunately, there’s a lot of prestige that comes with wearing a white coat,” Alana says. “I’m going to wear it and use it as a tool to advocate.”

In Shreveport, Doe mulls the idea of a new generation of activist abortion providers, and the thought brings a smile to his face. “I’d love to talk to them,” he says. He’d have advice; stuff he learned the hard way over four decades. 

“Most of the time it’s really not horrible,” he says. “But I am reminded almost every day of ... how difficult my life has been because I work with this clinic.”

Politics with respect

Get political stories with respectful analysis

“You’ve got to do it just because you believe women deserve the opportunity.”

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the nature of Dr. Doe's private practice. It is an OB-GYN practice.

Read More



Leave A Comment

More News

Breitbart News

Democrat Congressman Joins Nike Boycott Over Betsy Ross 2019-07-03 19:39:21Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) joined the burgeoning backlash against Nike on Tuesday over the shoemaker's decision to pull their America-themed 4th of Jul

Beto O'Rourke: White Nationalists Have 'Appropriated' the Betsy 2019-07-03 19:27:10Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (D) said Wednesday that he respects Nike's decision to pull its Betsy Ross flag sneakers and added that white n

Gun Maker Responds to Nike with AR-15 Parts 2019-07-03 19:03:34Palmetto State Armory responded to Nike's decision to pull its Betsy Ross Flag shoes by releasing gun parts with the flag etched on them.

Kamala Harris: 'We Have a Predator in the 2019-07-03 18:56:38Wednesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” host Jake Tapper played a clip of 2020 hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) calling President Donald Tru

July 4: Feds Warn of Possible Terror Attacks 2019-07-03 18:53:43Federal authorities, in the days leading to Independence Day, warned of potential, not specific, attacks against revelers at the hands of “homeg

Islamic Teacher Who Sent Porn to 15-Year-Old Gets 2019-07-03 18:41:27An Islamic teacher who taught at a mosque in Washington, DC, has been sentenced to ten years in prison for sending pornographic videos and committing

Tom Holland Says Marvel Films Need 'Gay Spider-Man' 2019-07-03 18:41:16Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker in Marvel's latest superhero movie, Spider-Man: Far from Home, says it is time for a "gay Spider-

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils 4-Point Immigration Plan (Point #2: 2019-07-03 18:23:40Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has released a four-point immigration plan for dealing with the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Pollak: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Deliberately Distorted What She Saw 2019-07-03 18:05:50Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a master at sensationalizing politics. But she is not a credible witness.

Rami Malek Demanded His James Bond Movie Villain 2019-07-03 18:05:27Hollywood star Rami Malek says he told the director of the next James Bond movie that he would not join the cast if the next villain was a terrorist d

Marianne Williamson Calls Trump's July 4th Event 'Heartbreaking,' 2019-07-03 17:48:57Williamson called President Trump's July 4th tribute to the military "heartbreaking" and "repugnant" in a tweet on Wednesday.

Iowa Poll: Warren and Harris Surging, Biden Loses 2019-07-03 17:29:24Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) have surged past former Vice President Joe Biden in Iowa after the first Democrat president

www.washingtontimes.com

Denver DA clears 3 officers who fatally shot 2019-07-03 19:18:19DENVER (AP) - Three police officers have been cleared in the fatal shooting of an armed man. The Denver Post reports that the Denver district attorney

9th Circuit Court blocks military funds for Trump 2019-07-03 19:14:30The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck another blow against President Trump, this time blocking the funds for his border wall. A three-judge

U.S. economy looms as challenge for Donald Trump 2019-07-03 19:03:37The longest economic expansion in U.S. history is showing signs of cooling, and while the economy is still good, some polls show a challenge for Presi

Police: Man posed as woman on dating apps 2019-07-03 18:56:26FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Northern California man posed as a woman on dating apps to meet up with men and then rob and carjack them. Th

Man faces multiple charges after reptiles seized from 2019-07-03 18:44:59ALLEGANY, N.Y. (AP) - A 71-year-old western New York man faces multiple charges including illegal sale of wildlife after state environmental officials

Man dies in police-action shooting in southern Indiana 2019-07-03 18:39:52SALEM, Ind. (AP) - State Police say a man has died in a police-action shooting in southern Indiana. Sgt. Carey Huls says a Salem Police officer shot a

2020 census citizenship question back in play after 2019-07-03 18:32:29President Trump's Twitter account upended the 2020 census on Wednesday, with government lawyers scrambling to figure out how to reverse themselves an

5-year-old boy shot in New Orleans 2019-07-03 18:09:26NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police in New Orleans are investigating a shooting that wounded a 5-year-old boy. Authorities say the child apparently was shot in

Editorials from around Pennsylvania 2019-07-03 17:56:51Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer on symbols of Independence Day July 3

Jeh Johnson, Obama Homeland Security secretary, rips 2020 2019-07-03 17:44:11"Open borders" is now not merely a "right-wing talking point." The Homeland Security secretary under President Barack Obama says the proposals bei

California bans hairstyle discrimination 2019-07-03 17:34:47SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has become the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against black people for wearing hairstyle

20-year-old man dead in eastern Montana shooting 2019-07-03 17:29:08BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 20-year-old man is dead and a 19-year-old man has surrendered to authorities after a shooting in the eastern Montana town of

L.A. Times - National News

Freshman House class brings less wealth and different 2019-07-02 06:00:00When wages temporarily stopped for thousands of federal workers during the government shutdown in January, nearly 100 lawmakers signed over or donated

Trump’s impromptu approach to North Korea divides his 2019-07-01 18:50:00The impromptu nature of President Trump’s forays into foreign policy led to another display of showmanship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Who won the Democratic debates? We’re getting answers 2019-07-01 17:35:00Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren gained substantial ground after last week’s Democratic presidential debates; former Vice President Joe

Casualty of trade war: Chinese investments in U.S. 2019-07-01 09:00:00When a relatively unknown Chinese company called Jushi built a state-of-the-art fiberglass factory in the pine woods of South Carolina not long ago, i

School busing in Berkeley during Kamala Harris’ childhood 2019-06-30 22:20:00The school bus ride was less than three miles from one side of Berkeley to the other, but from 1969 to 1973 it transported Carole Porter to an entirel

Migrants contemplate dangerous crossings despite border deaths and 2019-06-30 22:00:00Some migrant families this weekend contemplated crossing the swirling Rio Grande from Mexico to seek asylum in the U.S. despite several recent drownin

Trump touts Kim meeting at DMZ as ‘legendary,’ 2019-06-30 12:00:00Moments before his meeting with Kim Jong Un, as President Trump stared into North Korea for the first time, he still nursed a familiar grievance: The

The 2020 race is officially on: Why both 2019-06-30 07:00:00Now that the 2020 presidential campaign is truly underway, here’s what we’ve learned so far. President Trump is delivering the same angry,

Trump meets Kim Jong Un at DMZ and 2019-06-30 02:55:00President Trump on Sunday shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as they met at the demilitarized zone that has divided the Korean peninsula

Burning Man organizers would fight drug and weapon 2019-06-29 17:55:00Burning Man organizers say they won't challenge the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plans to cap their attendance at current levels under a new 10-

Trump and Xi agree to restart trade talks 2019-06-29 17:15:00President Trump has agreed to restart trade talks with China and hold off new tariffs and certain restrictions on the star Chinese technology firm Hua

Supreme Court with Roberts in charge: Conservative, but 2019-06-29 17:00:00The Supreme Court, despite the emergence of a new conservative majority, ended its annual term last week signaling an inclination to go slow, but spri

NYT > U.S.

Jim Beam Warehouse Fire Destroys 45,000 Barrels 2019-07-03 13:45:44Fire officials let the warehouse burn to avoid contaminating a creek that runs into the Kentucky River.

Trump Vows to Move Forward With Citizenship Question 2019-07-03 13:42:50The president contradicted statements by his Justice and Commerce Departments that census forms were being printed without the question and they would

Justice Dept. Watchdog to Review Shift in Plan 2019-07-03 13:29:40Democrats have expressed concern that President Trump may have intervened to keep the land from being redeveloped into a project that would compete wi

Joe Biden Has Raised $21.5 Million, His 2020 2019-07-03 13:26:23Mr. Biden’s fund-raising haul fell short of Pete Buttigieg’s total for the second quarter of the year, though Mr. Biden did not enter the

Overlooked No More: Ralph Lazo, Who Voluntarily Lived 2019-07-03 12:56:51About 115,000 Japanese-Americans on the West Coast were incarcerated after Pearl Harbor, and Lazo, who was Mexican-American, joined them in a bold act

The Bottle Cap Challenge Spins Across the Internet 2019-07-03 12:45:25Why are people testing their kicking accuracy using bottle caps? Because they can. (Who knew?)

Hacking, Glitches, Disinformation: Why Experts Are Worried About 2019-07-03 12:42:17The government plans to deploy new technology for next year’s head count, but risks abound.

The Man Who’s Putting More Sex Toys on 2019-07-03 12:38:53“I want to become the Kleenex of sex toys,” says Jamie Leventhal, whose small consumer products company was tapped by the giant retailer t

She Was Forced to Give Birth in Handcuffs. 2019-07-03 12:33:16“No woman should ever have to go through the traumatic experience that I went through,” the 28-year-old mother said.

When Santa Goes on Vacation 2019-07-03 12:28:40Meet the Santas and Mrs. Clauses who live every day like it’s Christmas — even in July.

Kamala Harris Surges in 3 Polls After Strong 2019-07-03 12:25:53Ms. Harris placed second in all three polls, behind Joseph R. Biden Jr., whose support dipped. The results were also positive for Elizabeth Warren.

Inside an Amazon Warehouse, Robots’ Ways Rub Off 2019-07-03 11:34:12A machine-dominated workplace can make employees more mechanical themselves. But there is room for initiative, and small acts of rebellion.

FOX News

New Jersey truck accident snarls holiday eve traffic 2019-07-03 19:47:51An overturned garbage truck in New Jersey blocked a major route out of New York City during the evening commute Wednesday, one of the biggest travel d

Rwandan man gets 8 years in jail for 2019-07-03 19:03:32A Rwandan man was sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison Monday after he was convicted of deceiving immigration officials about his invo

Two accused of abducting waitress from Florida restaurant 2019-07-03 18:23:47Two men in Florida have been charged with kidnapping after police said they abducted a waitress who tried to stop them from dining and dashing.

Sept. 11 first responders advocate Luis Alvarez hailed 2019-07-03 17:46:33A former New York City police detective who fought to extend health benefits for first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks up to the

Prosecutor drops charges against Alabama mother who lost 2019-07-03 17:30:10An Alabama district attorney announced Wednesday that she will not pursue manslaughter charges against a woman who was indicted after she lost her fet

Texas appeals court rules Dallas can't remove Confederate 2019-07-03 16:42:39A Confederate Civil War memorial covered by a black tarp in front of the Dallas convention center must stay in place for now.

'Sexual assault crisis': Unwanted contact reports hit all-time 2019-07-03 15:34:17Reports of unwanted sexual contact by cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy reached an all-time high in 2018, according to a survey released Wednesda

Drug cop loses daughter to overdose, builds sober 2019-07-03 15:17:15Kevin Simmers locked up drug abusers in western Maryland for years as a narcotics officer for the Hagerstown Police Department. Then, one day, the cri

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher sentenced to reduced rank, 2019-07-03 14:54:23Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher will have his rank reduced and is sentenced to four months of confinement, which he has already served, for posing with the

Alaska bear put down after breaking into fishing 2019-07-03 14:21:45A brown bear walked into the kitchen of a fishing lodge in Alaska in search of a meal over the weekend and had to be put down when it showed no fear o

Missouri man set neighbor's house on fire, killed 2019-07-03 14:15:44A property line dispute between neighbors in Missouri dramatically escalated over the weekend when a man killed his neighbor's wife and then himself

Sen. Hawley blasts 'anti-American' Nike for pulling patriotic 2019-07-03 14:10:35Sen. Josh Hawley has condemned the decision by Nike to recall its new sneakers featuring the original Betsy Ross American flag after receiving critici

USA - Voice of America

Boeing to Give $100 mn to 737 MAX 2019-07-03 12:46:42Boeing faces numerous lawsuits filed by the victims' families

US Media Sector Braces for Brutal Year for 2019-07-03 12:45:38The U.S. media industry is facing its worst year for job layoffs in a decade as news organizations continue to cut staff and close shop, according to

Silicon Valley Puzzled as Trump Eases Restrictions on 2019-07-03 12:13:55Selling low-level chips used for consumer phones may be safe, but not technology for buildiing out Huawei's 5G network

US Homeland Security Chief Orders Probe of Agents' 2019-07-03 11:45:48Kevin McAleenan says those who made racist, sexist and violent comments 'will be held accountable'

Hundreds of NY Police Honor Detective who Fought 2019-07-03 11:00:22The funeral ceremony for Detective Luis Alvarez, 53, is being held at Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria, New York

Putin Signs Bill Suspending Participation in Nuclear Treaty 2019-07-03 10:43:05President Vladimir Putin has signed a law suspending Russia's participation in a pivotal nuclear arms treaty

Nine in Ten Palestinians Distrust US Economic Plan: 2019-07-03 10:31:48President Donald Trump's administration presented the economic part of its Israeli-Palestinian peace proposals, dubbed 'Peace to Prosperity, in the

Minnesota Music Legend 2019-07-03 10:17:22James Samuel "Cornbread" Harris Sr. is a singer and pianist who performs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Harris has been a part of Minnesota music histor

US Customs Agents Seize rat Meat at Chicago's 2019-07-03 09:30:46Officials say US Customs and Border Protection agents at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport thwarted a man's attempt to import several pounds o

Washington Gears Up For Extra Eventful Independence Day 2019-07-03 08:12:29President Donald Trump adds a military aura to July 4th holiday and not everyone is happy

Trump Transforms 2020 Immigration Debate - For Democrats 2019-07-03 03:54:57Intensity of Trump's hardline approach to immigration moves Democrats in ways that are profoundly transforming immigration debate

Kamala Harris Surges in Polls After First Democratic 2019-07-03 00:08:23Candidate Elizabeth Warren rising as well while former VP Joe Biden slips

U.S. News - UPI.com

Major fire burns Jim Beam whiskey warehouse in 2019-07-03 13:45:19 Officials say a lightning strike may be to blame for a major fire late Tuesday night at a warehouse that stores Jim Beam bourbon in central Kentucky.

Boeing pledges $100M for families of 737 Max 2019-07-03 13:16:05 Aviation giant Boeing said Wednesday it's setting aside $100 million for families and communities affected by two crashes of its 737 Max 8 that kill

Gas prices rise for the Fourth of July 2019-07-03 10:38:14 Gas prices crept back up this week just in time for the Independence Day holiday as West Texas Intermediate futures rose 9 percent.

Job creation slowed again in June as small 2019-07-03 10:22:57 Job growth failed to live up to expectations in June with private companies adding 102,000 new positions -- 33,000 short of projections, ADP and Mood

Virginia Beach approves independent investigation into shooting 2019-07-03 10:20:18 The Virginia Beach city council voted unanimously Tuesday for an independent investigation into a May 31 mass shooting at the city's municipal cente

Protests, security, Army tanks abound for July 4th 2019-07-03 09:19:33 The Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C., will have greater military undertones this year -- with a number of tanks dotting the city for th

Iconic auto executive, Ford Mustang creator Lee Iacocca 2019-07-03 08:40:55 Automobile icon Lee Iacocca, the man credited with jump starting the American "pony car" market with his invention of the Ford Mustang, died Tuesda

Homeland Security: Tensions rising in crowded migrant detention 2019-07-03 08:27:01 The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General released a report detailing severe crowding and escalating tensions between detain

Google celebrates July Fourth with baseball game Doodle 2019-07-03 06:38:27 Google is celebrating July Fourth early with an interactive Doodle.

Border agents search Rio Grande for missing 2-year-old 2019-07-03 03:07:13 U.S. border patrol agents are searching the Rio Grande on the U.S.-Mexico border for a missing 2-year-old migrant girl, authorities said.

206 U.S. companies urge Supreme Court to protect 2019-07-03 02:18:48 More than 200 companies urged the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to rule that federal civil rights laws ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orie

1 dead, 5 ill from dangerous mold in 2019-07-02 22:40:01 Seattle Children's hospital said Tuesday one patient has died and five others have fallen ill to a dangerous mold found in its operating rooms, auth

IJR

Obama-Era DHS Sec Claims Decriminalizing Illegal Crossings Is 2019-07-03 13:50:12“That is unworkable, unwise and does not have the support of a majority of American people or the Congress..." More

McConnell Jokes He’ll ‘Make the First Order’ If 2019-07-03 13:27:14"I'll make the first order." More

‘It’s Very Demoralizing’: South Bend Cop Calls out 2019-07-03 12:56:56"He has used this incident to further his political campaign and he cannot be unbiased about this." More

Trump Congratulates U.S. Navy Seal Cleared of Battlefield 2019-07-03 12:11:40"Congratulations to Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher." More

California Governor Calls on Nike to Move Business 2019-07-03 11:55:25"[California] is open for business and welcomes those that represent the best of our American values." More

Swalwell Posted a Twitter Poll to Prove Americans 2019-07-03 11:50:47The Democrats' poll went sour for him. More

Democrat Buttigieg Proposes Expanded National Service Plan to 2019-07-03 11:33:16Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is proposing a massive expansion of national service programs in a bid to help unify Americans and br

Minnesota Paper Receives Backlash for Running ‘Sexist’ Cartoon 2019-07-03 11:08:26"Uhhh.... Sexist much?" More

Democrat Rep Claims Border Detention Facilities Are Just 2019-07-03 10:53:19"Instead of them processing the children out, they’re processing children in." More

U.S. to Probe Border Agents’ Online Anti-Immigrant Chatter: 2019-07-03 10:22:39The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered an investigation into a secret Facebook group where border agents joked about immigra

Nadler Thinks Border Agency Heads Should Face Prosecution 2019-07-02 15:57:14"Frankly, I think it's criminal." More

Another Study Shows School Choice Lowers Crime Rates 2019-07-02 15:41:54Charter school students had a 36% lower chance of receiving a felony later in life. More

Christian Science Monitor |

Car but no home? Safe parking lots spread 2019-07-02 11:45:16Safe parking lots to sleep in help the homeless who own vehicles with wraparound services in the evenings.

Onstage, Democrats clash on ideas. Offstage, is there 2019-07-02 11:45:16The two-night Democratic debates in Miami highlighted the divide between pragmatists and progressives. But offstage, there was more common ground.

How are slave descendants, Jesuits working to reconcile? 2019-07-02 11:45:16After a promising first meeting in 2017, Jesuits affiliated with Georgetown and descendants of enslaved people are working to find common ground. 

With redistricting decision, high court draws line on 2019-07-02 11:45:16The Supreme Court ruled that federal courts are powerless to rule on political gerrymandering. But states are moving toward reform on their own.

Census case: Why a measure of citizenry won’t 2019-07-02 11:45:16In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday blocked the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Did Warren win the first debate – or 2019-07-02 11:45:16Saying she would eliminate private health insurance may win progressive votes for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren – but could alienate moder

Border aid package breezes through Senate 2019-07-02 11:45:16The Senate passed a $4.6 billion border aid bill to deliver aid to migrant families and unaccompanied children. The GOP-controlled Senate rejected a p

Why Democrats can’t break out of the ‘electability’ 2019-07-02 11:45:16The 2020 race is being framed once again around electability, a concept that’s both reflective of – and has a direct impact on –&nbs

E. Jean Carroll: She said, he said, and 2019-07-02 11:45:16Why didn't The New York Times and other media outlets give E. Jean Carroll sexual assault charges against Trump bigger play?

Robert Mueller agrees to testify 2019-07-02 11:45:16After asking to let his report speak for itself, former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify after all, beginning July 17, with back-to-back ap

Border aid package passes the House, but faces 2019-07-02 11:45:16The House bill contains more than $4 billion combined for supplies and unaccompanied migrant children's care. But the White House could block the bil

Overruled: Is precedent in danger at the Supreme 2019-07-02 11:45:16As this year’s term closes, the conservative-majority United States Supreme Court is placing a shrinking value on legal precedent.

Conservative Daily News

California Town Declares Itself 2nd Amendment Sanctuary City 2019-07-03 13:26:49By Jake Dima - Needles, California, has declared itself a sanctuary city for the Second Amendment and plans to resist some of California’s rest

White House: Judge Is Forcing ‘Open Borders’ On 2019-07-03 13:24:47By Kevin Daley - The White House accused a federal judge of imposing an “open borders” agenda on the country Wednesday, after she issued

Winning, Again – A.F. Branco Cartoon 2019-07-03 10:41:04By A.F. Branco - Many feel Trump was the winner of the NBC Democratic debates and that it’s even more reason to celebrate this 4th of July inde

Facebook Stays Mum on Accusations of Anti-Conservative Bias 2019-07-03 10:35:58By Chris White - Facebook has not addressed accusations of anti-conservative bias despite promising in 2018 that it would produce a report discussing

Free The Shoes! 2019-07-03 10:25:58By Dave King - Just Sad. Nike has removed a line of its shoes from public access because one fool, stupid football player says they are offensive to

Dan Lipinski Stands Against Nike After It Pulls 2019-07-03 10:13:28By Molly Prince - Democratic Illinois Rep. Dan Lipinski expressed his opposition to Nike’s decision to recall an American flag-themed sneaker b

Joe Biden Campaign In Free Fall As Polls 2019-07-03 08:47:42By Peter Hasson - Former Vice President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have plummeted to new lows following his widely panned performance in last wee

President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Wednesday, July 3, 2019-07-02 22:34:17By R. Mitchell - President Donald Trump will receive his daily briefing as prepared by the intelligence community then have lunch with Secretary of S

Less Than 50% Of Americans Are ‘Extremely Proud’ 2019-07-02 18:36:40By Audrey Conklin - American pride has reached its lowest point since 2001. Less than 50% of Americans, on average, are “extremely proud”

Are Democrats Telling Us Black Lives Don’t Matter 2019-07-02 18:35:14By Amanda Alverez - Since the gavel pounded to end the Trump/Russia hoax, isn’t it interesting to watch the ripples flowing across the Democrat

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher Found Not Guilty Of 2019-07-02 18:12:13By Shelby Talcott - Edward Gallagher, the decorated Navy SEAL accused of murder and attempted murder, has been found not guilty by a jury consisting

Democratic Rep Calls For Prosecution Of Border Patrol 2019-07-02 17:42:33By Andrew Kerr - Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida said Tuesday that the border patrol agents who made fun of members of Congress in a priv

US – The Daily Caller

Alleged Pete Buttigieg Staffer Wants Pee Thrown At 2019-07-01 13:11:51'Please, please let it be urine next time'

Sen. Mike Lee Minces No Words About Ocasio-Cortez’s 2019-06-27 17:44:54The congresswoman has yet to apologize

Disbarred Veterans Lawyer Now Facing 67-Count Federal Indictment, 2019-06-27 17:13:11The former attorney was first exposed by The Daily Caller in 2014

NYPD Officer Reportedly Takes His Own Life, Fourth 2019-06-27 14:59:05'A Mental Health Crisis'

Trump’s Rape Accuser Seems To Be Getting Crazier 2019-06-27 12:00:49'I think most people think of rape as being sexy'

Child Drag Queens: A Pride Month Media Obsession 2019-06-27 11:07:39'Transgender ideology is not just infecting our laws. It is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us.'

Gabbard Triumphs – Initial Online Polls Say She 2019-06-27 01:46:37Google Trends show she was the most searched Democratic Candidate after the debate.

House Passes $4.5 Billion In Border Aid – 2019-06-26 13:05:24On a nearly party-line vote, the House passed a $4.5 billion bill to send additional funding to the southern border.

California Woman Wins Huge Settlement In CPS Incident 2019-06-25 13:02:27California Woman Wins Huge Settlement In CPS Incident Where Son Was Taken, Given 13 Vaccines

Conceived In Rape: ‘My Mom’s Courage Enabled Me 2019-06-25 11:51:47Life has purpose

Trump Offers Democrats An Olive Branch – Will 2019-06-24 16:34:20'To see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border.'

US Calls Off Strikes On Iran 2019-06-21 16:16:49'I thought about it for a second and said: You know what? They shot down an unmanned drone...and here we are sitting with 150 dead people...'


Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not responsible of these news or any information published on this website.