11th Circuit Pummels Alabama With Questions Over Teen Abortion Law

Oral arguments before the 11th Circuit usually last 15 minutes per side. But in a small courtroom in Montgomery, Alabama, a trio of judges grilled a lawyer for the state of Alabama for over an hour about the roles of the district attorney, judge and parents in the event a minor seeks a judge’s approval for an abortion instead of her parents.

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New Health and Human Services Secretary Evasive at House Questioning

Facing tense questioning by lawmakers Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar declined to elaborate on issues involving the Trump administration’s cuts to Medicare and Medicaid or how the department will address correlations between gun violence and mental health care.

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