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

Our Latest Updates – Archive

Updated! Should States Be Allowed to Mandate Vaccines for School Attendance
2/17/2023 -

Improved and updated arguments and resources focusing on the school vaccine mandate debate.

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
Updated Topic: Churches & Taxes
1/24/2023 -

Should American churches remain tax-exempt? Explore updated content surrounding the debate.

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
FDA No Longer Requires Animal Testing for All Drugs
1/12/2023 -

On Dec. 29, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the FDA Modernization Act 2.0. Sponsored by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), the law updates the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by eliminating the requirement that pharmaceutical companies test new drugs on animals before human trials. The amendment does not prevent companies from performing animals tests, but makes the tests the choice of the company.

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
Federal Court Strikes Down Justice Department Bump Stock Ban
1/9/2023 -

On Dec. 18, 2018, the US Justice Department announced a new rule banning bump stocks, a gun attachment that allows a semi-automatic gun to fire rapidly like an automatic weapon. As of Mar. 26, 2019, the new rule classifies bump stocks as machine guns, which bans them nationwide under existing gun control laws. On Jan. 6, 2023, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the bump stock ban in a 13-3 decision.

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
FDA Clarifies Plan B Is Contraceptive, Not an Abortion Pill
1/9/2023 -

In Dec. 2022, amid the escalating abortion debate, the FDA clarified that Plan B is not an abortion drug: the pill “will not work if you’re already pregnant, and will not affect an existing pregnancy.”

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
Accidental Cannabis Exposures in Kids Rose Dramatically
1/9/2023 -

Within just five years, accidental cannabis exposures in kids aged one to six who ate edibles increased 1,375% from 207 cases in 2017 to 3,054 in 2021.

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
First Known U.S. Execution of Openly Transgender Person in Missouri
1/9/2023 -

On Jan. 3, 2023, Missouri executed Amber McLaughlin, who was convicted of the 2003 first-degree murder, forcible rape, and armed criminal action against Beverly Guenther. McLaughlin is thought to be the first openly transgender person executed in the United States.

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
FDA Allows Pharmacies to Dispense Abortion Drug
1/9/2023 -

On Jan. 3, 2023, the FDA announced that certified pharmacies will be allowed to dispense the abortion medication mifepristone to people with a prescription, removing the requirement that only a healthcare provider may dispense the medication.

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
New Year, New Minimum Wage Rates
1/5/2023 -

A handful of states updated their minimum wage rates resulting in 0 states with minimum wages below the federal $7.25/hr rate, 30 and DC above the federal rate, and 20 that default to the federal rate.

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
10 States Now Have Cosmetics Animal Testing Bans
1/5/2023 -

As of Jan. 1, 2023, when New York’s law went into effect, ten states have bans on animal testing for cosmetics.

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
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.

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
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. 

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
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.

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
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. 

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides
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.

Cite this page using APA, MLA, Chicago, and Turabian style guides