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Embryo swapping is the Wild West

Lisa, a mom desperate to give her son a little brother, is looking to trade embryos with another mom. Doing so, she’s wading into legal territory colored in shades of gray, experts say. Only a handful of states — including Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Georgia — have passed legislation regarding embryo donation. (New York is… Read More »

Joe Manchin will vote against West Virginia's pro-life ballot referendum

On Tuesday, West Virginians will vote on a proposed amendment to their state constitution that says simply this: §57. No constitutional right to abortion. Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is nominally pro-life and has mostly voted this way during… Read More »

Time to End ‘Wild West’ of Health Data Usage in HIPAA-Free Zones

Congress’ sweeping opioids legislation—a bill that includes several important health IT provisions—has created much debate in recent days and weeks, as stakeholders sit on different sides of the table over a key patient privacy element. For background, two weeks ago, the U.S. Senate passed The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, which has the core… Read More »