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In effect, banning all abortions even in cases of rape or incest, unless they are mandatory to save the life of the mother. Christina rufina reporting. If Virginia installs a ban on abortions following that Supreme Court decision, fairfax county's top prosecutor says he won't criminalize women for making personal health decisions. Fairfax county's Commonwealth attorney Steve descano says he stands by his op-ed in The New York Times, pledging not to prosecute women for seeking or having an abortion, even if Virginia Institutes a ban. That's why I wanted to make the pledge early, trying to get other Commonwealth attorneys, but make the same pledge because I think we're in a situation that a year from today, there's going to be an abortion ban in Virginia. Says he's willing to lose his job over this as he considers it upholding his community's values. So that last line of defense really means as prosecutors saying, hey, we are not going to go forward with these cases. We are not going to get involved with a woman's private decision. Here are full conversation with toscano on the DMV download podcast available everywhere you listen. Meghan cloherty WTO news. Abortion rights supporters are planning to march in D.C. next week, the national park services, event is set for next Saturday and 10,000 people could show up. WNBA player Brittany griner is on trial in Russia for alleged drug charges. The basketball star declined to under a plea deal, but says she may do so at a later date. In a Jimi Hendrix T-shirt and handcuffs, Brittany griner was whisked into a closed door hearing. The first in what could be a months long trial, the WNBA star is facing drug charges for allegedly carrying vape cartridges filled with cannabis oil through a Moscow airport in February. She has yet to file a plea, but could spend as many as ten years in prison if convicted. More than 99% of prosecutions in Russia end in conviction. At CBS Charlie down. New York's governor has signed a sweeping overhaul of her state's handgun licensing rules to preserve some limits on firearms after the Supreme Court ruled that most people have a right to carry a handgun for personal protection, the New

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