Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in America. Since then, it's been a hot issue.
In a national poll, The Pew Research Center shows that more than 60 percent of Americans favor keeping abortion legal in the United States. Only 29 percent say the Supreme Court should overturn Roe V Wade, the case at the center of the controversy.
Locally, ArkLaTex residents use the Hope Medical Group as a hot spot for voicing their opinions on the hot-button issue. Hope Medical is an abortion clinic serving the women of Northwest Louisiana.
On Tuesday KSLA News 12 asked protestors, on both sides of the argument, what they thought about the national poll showing more Americans leaning in the pro-choice direction.
"Many women don't know. We're here to give them an awareness of the things that they're not told. One of the things they're not told is the guilt they leave with when they depart from a place like this, after they have done that," said Seth Capps.
"Americans are very jaded towards abortion. You see very few people coming out and speaking out against it," said Mike Peek.
"On abortion, I think it is idealistically wrong. However, I think that it has nothing to do with the legality of abortion. I don't think that the federal government or any other level of government should be permitted to regulate it," said Joe Carstensen.
That non-scientific survey was conducted along with a poll on the website to register local sentiment. Out of 234 total votes as of 10 p.m., 136 (or 58.1 percent) voters favored overturning Roe v. Wade while 98 (or 41.9 percent) voters supported the ruling.
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:40:11 GMT
(CNN) – Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate. The employees have to take furlough days thanks to the forced spending cuts that kicked in March 1. TheMore >>
Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:54:54 GMT
(POOL/CNN) – George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone. His attorneys said the data paints a different picture of the 17-year-old Martin than what hisMore >>
George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone.More >>