Last updated on: 1/10/2022 | Author: ProCon.org

Our Latest Updates – Archive

Updated Format! Should the U.S. Government Provide a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?
12/22/2022 -

ProCon’s examination of the path to citizenship debate now enjoys our updated format.

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Updated Format! Should Medical Aid in Dying Be Legal?
12/19/2022 -

All of ProCon’s reliable, unbiased content about the medical aid in dying debate, now in our updated format. 

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Updated Content & Format: Voting Machines
12/15/2022 -

Our voting machines topic has been updated with the pros and cons you know and love from ProCon.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown Commutes All Death Row Sentences
12/14/2022 -

Outgoing Oregon Governor Kate Brown commuted the sentences of all death row inmates and instructed that the death chamber be dismantled. 

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Updated Format! Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal?
12/8/2022 -

The medical marijuana legalization debate is now updated to ProCon’s top 3 pros and cons format, complete with a history of medical marijuana and all of the informative nonpartisan resources you’ve come to rely on ProCon for.

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Updated Format! Should Humans Consume Dairy Milk?
12/8/2022 -

The milk consumption debate is now updated to ProCon’s top 3 pros and cons format, complete with a history of milk consumption and all of the informative nonpartisan resources you’ve come to rely on ProCon for.

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Massachusetts & Rhode Island to Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses as of July 1, 2023
11/14/2022 -

Massachusetts voters approved a measure on Nov. 8, 2022, and Rhode Island lawmakers passed a measure in June 2022.

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Maryland & Missouri Legalize Recreational Marijuana
11/9/2022 -

The two states join 19 other states and DC where the drug is legal for adult use.

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Former Tennis #1 Simona Halep Suspended for Doping
10/25/2022 -

Simona Halep, a two-time Grand Slam champion currently ranked #9, was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Integrity Agency on Oct. 21, 2022 following a positive test for roxadustat during the US Open. She faces up to a four-year ban from tennis.

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4.6 Million People Disenfranchised Due to Felony Convictions
10/25/2022 -

According to The Sentencing Project, about 4.6 million Americans, or 2% of the US population, with felony convictions are unable to vote because of state restrictions on voting. 48 states have some sort of restriction on voting for those with felony convictions, with state-level disenfranchisement ranging from 0.15% in Massachusetts to more than 8% in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

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Number of Abortions Performed Largely the Same across Countries, Regardless of Legality
10/24/2022 -

In a 2022 report, the World Health Organization and the Guttmacher Institute found that between 36 to 47 abortions were performed per 1,000 women (ages 15-49) yearly in countries where abortion is broadly legal. In countries where abortion is banned, between 31 and 51 abortions were performed per 1,000 women (ages 15-49) yearly.

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Record Number of Migrant Apprehensions at US Southern Border
10/24/2022 -

During the 2022 fiscal year (Oct. 01, 2021 to Sep. 30, 2022), US Customs and Border Patrol apprehended a record 2.3 migrants at the southern US border, surpassing the 1.7 million apprehended in FY2021 by 37%.

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Daylight Saving Debate Update
10/18/2022 -

Polls are split as to whether Americans would like to keep DST or Standard Time, but no one seems to like changing the clocks twice a year. Where do you stand?

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Halloween Update
10/17/2022 -

The National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend about $10.6 billion on Halloween in 2022, which would break the 2021 record of $10.1 billion. 69% of Americans are predicted to collectively spend $3.6 billion on costumes, $3.1 billion on candy, $3.4 billion on decorations, and $0.6 billion on greeting cards in 2022.

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ProCon Internet Survey Results Updated
10/17/2022 -

Between Apr. 28, 2021, and Oct. 17, 2022, the survey garnered 16,978 responses. See what ProCon readers think about the internet.

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