What’s Current: Idaho bans abortion after six weeks

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  • Idaho has passed a law banning abortion after six weeks. The new law will also allow for the father and other family members of the fetus to sue medical professionals who perform the procedure.
  • New research reveals that the number of women and young adults in the U.K. using anti-anxiety medication has skyrocketed. The study found that women were more than twice as likely as men to be prescribed anti-depressants to relieve anxiety symptoms.
  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has launched an investigation into companies that manufacture “puberty blockers” for children. In a press release announcing the investigation Paxton stated:

“I will not allow Big Pharma to misleadingly promote these drugs that may pose a high risk of serious physical and psychological damage to Texas children who cannot yet fathom or consent to the potential long-term effects of such use.”