The September 2001 edition of Contraceptive technology Update reports on a survey indicating that provision of abortifacient morning-after-pills by US medical facilities has jumped to over 80% from only 44% five years ago.

The Associated Press reported Friday that Idaho District Court Judge Michael McLaughlin extended his July 2 emergency order barring the state from implementing a new law that prevents state Medicaid funds from funding elective abortions.

A Cybercast News Service bulletin quotes Fox news reporting that Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) plans to announce his retirement Wednesday evening. The stalwart pro-life, pro-family 79-year-old is reportedly expected to appear on North Carolina’s WRAL-TV to discuss his political future and to announce that he will not seek re-election in 2002.