The fallout from the Supreme Court’s Roe decision continues; A small church has a big impact in Ukraine; Phillies lose Harper to broken thumb

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Abortion rights activists rally at the Indiana Statehouse following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Saturday, June 25, 2022 in Indianapolis. The United States Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in about half of the states, though the timing of those laws going into effect varies. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

A ‘punch’: some women fear setback for hard-won rights

At 88, Gloria Steinem has long been the country’s most visible feminist and women’s rights advocate. But at 22, she was a scared American in London who illegally aborted a pregnancy so unwanted she actually tried to throw herself down the stairs to end it. His response to the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade is succinct: “Obviously,” she wrote in an email, “without the right of women and men to make decisions about their own bodies, there is no democracy.” Steinem’s blunt remark goes to the heart of the desperation some opponents feel over Friday’s historic rollback of the 1973 case legalizing abortion. If a right so central to the global fight for women’s equality can be revoked, they ask, what does this mean for the progress women have made in public life over the 50 years since followed ?

Despite local outcry, PennDOT plans to hold off on making public safety improvements to Newark Road and Baltimore Pike Junction

Every day, people cross Newark Road and Baltimore Pike at one of Chester County’s busiest and most dangerous intersections. Newark and Baltimore are state highways owned and operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). “This is the worst intersection in Chester County. We would love to work with PennDOT and bring it into the construction lineup,” said New Garden Township Supervisory Board Chairman Stephen Allaband. quickly, he added.

Delaware County man admits promoting prostitution at Montgomery County hotel

A Delaware County man faces years of judicial scrutiny after he admitted promoting prostitution for financial gain at a hotel in Plymouth Township. Cornell Jamar Scott-Milbourne, 26, of the 1200 block of East 9th Street in the Crum Lynne section of Ridley Township, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court on Friday to 10 months and 23 days already served to 23 months of prison after pleading guilty to charges of promoting prostitution and living as prostitutes in connection with incidents that occurred between May 1 and May 12, 2021. Specifically, Scott-Milbourne was credited for the time he spent spent in jail, from May 12, 2021 to April 4, 2022, pending legal action on the charges.

Little Bridgeport Church Makes Big Impact in Ukraine

When Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of February, it was a blow to the world. Despite all the preventive checks and balances supposedly in place – from the United Nations to NATO – it still proves that a rogue force, like Russian President Vladimir Putin, can become a force of nature by taking what it wants. when he wants other sovereign countries. For history students, it was reminiscent of when Hitler annexed Austria and then invaded Poland. Locally, the response was quick and powerful. Saints Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Bridgeport has become Ground Zero for the response.

Nurse sentenced to jail for stealing drugs from Devon facility

A Montgomery County woman was sentenced this week to 6 to 12 months in Chester County jail, plus two years probation for stealing Subutex in early 2020 from the Recovery Centers of America in Devon where she worked as a nurse. Common Court Judge Ann Marie Wheatcraft handed down the sentence for Molly Munro, 45, of Horsham. She pleaded guilty in March 2022 to acquiring a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge, and recklessly endangering another person.

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Philadelphia Phillies center Bryce Harper reacts...

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper, center, reacts to San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell after being hit by a pitch as he walked off the field with interim manager Rob Thomson, right, and a coach, left in the fourth inning of a baseball game. Saturday, June 25, 2022, in San Diego.

Bryce Harper breaks thumb in Phillies 4-2 win over Padres

Bryce Harper saw the pitch fly towards his face, so he quickly turned his head and raised his left hand to protect himself. Turns out, the Phillies slugger would have preferred not to. Harper will be out indefinitely with a broken left thumb after being hit by a Blake Snell pitch in Philadelphia’s 4-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

Tied Union face ‘huge game’ against NYCFC

On the one hand, the Union is in difficulty. By another, they’re on a hell of a ride. From all points of view, the urgency has manifested itself. Sunday night’s clash with New York City FC (6 p.m., FS1) is many things. It’s a battle for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. It’s a rematch of last year’s Eastern Finals. It is, according to Opta Stats, the sixth game in MLS history and the first since 2011 to feature two teams on unbeaten streaks of eight or more games.

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