Hot News Stories (2/19/13)Posted: February 19, 2013
The Republican-controlled Arkansas state Senate approved an anti-choice measure on Monday to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in the case of rape, incest or to save the mother’s life.
New York Times (New York, NY)
Bucking a trend in which states have been seeking to restrict abortion, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is forwarding legislation that would guarantee women in New York the right to late-term abortions when their health is in danger or the fetus is not viable.
The Clarion Ledger (Bismark, ND)
North Dakota’s Senate approved two anti-choice bills on Monday that would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the disputed premise that a fetus can feel pain.
CBS Local (Pierre, SD)
An anti-choice bill that could require some women seeking abortions to wait up to 6 days was approved Friday by a South Dakota House committee after supporters said women need time to reflect and seek counseling before ending a pregnancy.
Bloomberg News (USA)
About 6 million American women said they have used emergency contraception in a survey concluded in 2010, more than double since 2002, according a recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.