The House of Representatives has passed nearly 400 bills since the Democrats took control of the chamber in 2018, but the vast majority haven’t even received a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. The full Congress has passed only 70 bills into law this year, 10 of which were for renaming federal facilities. Congress typically passes 150 to 250 bills a year.
For the second time in a year, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill in the Ohio state legislature that would require doctors to attempt to reimplant an embryo from an ectopic pregnancy into a woman’s uterus, or face murder charges—even though such a procedure does not exist. Ectopic pregnancies, in which the embryo implants itself in a woman’s fallopian tube, can be fatal for the mother unless doctors end the pregnancy.
Chinese citizens must now scan their faces when registering for new mobile-phone services—a policy that will expand the government’s use of facial-recognition technology to identify and track people.
The Wall Street Journal
The number of abortions dropped to 623,471 in 2016 across 47 states—the lowest number since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking the procedure in 1969. (Three states did not report data.) Of those abortions, 91 percent were performed at or before 13 weeks.
The Washington Post