PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 

Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - OH: Women's Issues

Experts say breastfeeding support in the delivery room is one beneficial step for moms trying to nurse their newborns. (J.K. Califf/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Providing better support to help new moms breastfeed might be a key to improving birth outcomes for the youngest Ohioans. Ohio ranks 45th among states for infant mortality, and for African-American babies, the rate is even higher. According to a new policy brief from the Children's

According to NARAL Pro-Choice America, seven in ten Americans support keeping abortion legal. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeye State may be in line with many others on reproductive rights, but new research suggests the state is out of step with the views of women. The 50-state report released Tuesday by NARAL Pro-Choice America rated Ohio among the 26 states where access to reproductive h

A 20-week abortion ban signed by Ohio's Governor sets the stage for a challenge to Roe v. Wade.<br />(William Murphy/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saying it's the "most legally sound and sustainable approach to protecting the sanctity of human life," Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday approved a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. The governor also vetoed the so-called "heartbeat bill," that would have restricted abortions be

There are geographic clusters in Ohio where poor birth outcomes are higher. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new report breaks down some of the risk factors of one of the state's biggest public health challenges. Ohio has one of the worst infant mortality rates in the nation, with hundreds of babies dying each year. To better understand the problem, The Center for Community Solut

Women are still trying to get a square deal decades after winning the right to vote. (Wikipedia)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Women have only been able to legally vote for less than 100 years, and an observance today commemorates efforts to achieve equal rights as well as the continued need to protect democracy. Women's Equality Day marks the certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the rig

About two-thirds of likely Ohio women voters age 50 and older think the next president needs to move swiftly to update Social Security. (DonkeyHotey/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Social Security turned 81 this week, and a new poll suggests some Ohio women are concerned about how many more birthdays the program will mark. In the AARP survey of likely female Ohio voters age 50 plus, about two-thirds believe the next president and Congress need to act q

A Senate full committee markup is scheduled on a Zika response bill that restricts funding for Planned Parenthood. (Charlotte Cooper/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Reproductive-health groups are sounding the alarm as a measure to combat the Zika virus moves closer to a vote in the U.S. Senate. A full committee markup is scheduled today on a bill that includes more than $1 billion to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Zika virus. The meas

New research shows full-time working women in Northeast Ohio earn about 75 percent of what men earn. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- New research indicates that years after it ended, the effects of the Great Recession continue to ripple through Ohio's workforce. An examination by the Center for Community Solutions on workforce characteristics in Northeast Ohio showed continued differences in unemployment rates

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