No Red Wave, But Republicans Poised To Win House

Commentators said Wednesday that Democrats defied historical odds in the critical U.S. midterm elections as an anticipated “red wave” of Republican victories did not materialize.

India Bridge Collapse Kills Dozens

A pedestrian bridge collapse in India’s western Gujarat state has sent hundreds plunging into a river, killing scores of people, authorities confirmed Sunday.

US: Sixty-six clinics in 14 states have stopped providing abortions

Sixty-six clinics in 14 states have stopped providing abortions since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June, Politico reports. Twenty-six of these clinics have closed down altogether, including the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which was at the center of the case through which Roe was reversed.

Biden Signs Pro-Abortion Executive Order, Defying Church

U.S. President Joe Biden signed a new executive order on Wednesday that he said aims “to protect access to reproductive healthcare” after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to abortion.

Three US states allow doctors to refuse to carry out medical procedures against their faith

The Republican-led US states of South Carolina, Arkansas, and Ohio now have laws in place allowing doctors to refuse to carry out certain medical procedures against their religious beliefs, Christianity Today (CT) reports. The religious conscience protection laws affect practices related to gender transition, end-of-life care, contraception, and abortion.

Ukraine Forces Battle In ‘Dead Cities’

Between massive death and destruction, Ukrainian forces were still holding out in the eastern city of Severodonetsk despite being outnumbered by Russian forces, Ukraine’s president said.

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