The Kaiser report noted that the New York Senate and Assembly this week approved bills that would require insurance companies to pay for artificial fertility treatment such as in vitro fertilization and artificial insemination. The Senate bill, which cleared that chamber yesterday in a 37-21 vote, would: cap benefits at $60,000, excluding prescription drugs.

A Mass. Supreme Court Judge ruled Tuesday that a 44-year-old woman cannot implant the frozen embryos created during her marriage to her estranged husband against his will, reported The Boston Globe yesterday.

The Washington Times reported that the Virginia House gave final approval Wednesday to a bill that would require women to wait 24 hours between seeking and having an abortion. The measure was sent to the Senate committee where it has died for the last few years. 

Conservative News Service reported yesterday that US president Bill Clinton will become the first sitting president in US history to be served with two formal ethics complaints – both stemming from his testimony in the Paula Jones case. Matt Glavin, president of the Southeastern Legal Foundation (SLF) said one of the complaints issued this morning by the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct, was prompted by the presiding judge in the Paula Jones case, US District Judge Susan Webber Wright. 

The US House late Thursday afternoon passed the Republican-sponsored