U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

APPEALS COURT ALLOWS GAG RULE TO TAKE EFFECT: CLINICS THAT DISCUSS ABORTION OPTIONS WITH PATIENTS WILL LOSE FEDERAL FUNDS

“Leaving women in the dark about their healthcare and restricting doctors from providing candid advice is simply not in the best interest of public health.” – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra  
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
February 25, 2020 (San Francisco) – By a 7-4 vote, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday ruled that federal Title X funds for family planning can be blocked to any clinics that provide abortion referrals, even if they don’t perform abortions.  
 
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra called the ruling troubling” adding, “The gag rule interferes with healthcare decisions that should remain between women and their healthcare providers. This reckless rule is just another attempt by the Trump-Pence administration to roll back women’s access to reproductive healthcare.”
 

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COURT REVOKES EPA APPROVAL OF PESTICIDE TOXIC TO BEES

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 10, 2015 (San Francisco)—The U.S. Ninth Court of Appeal in San Francisco today revoked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of the pesticide sulfoxaflor because it is highly toxic to bees.  The pesticide is sold under the brand names Closer and Transform.


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