Hot News Stories (2/22/13)

Policy Mic (USA)
Republican State Representative Doug Cox (R-OK) spoke out last week against proposed legislation that would eliminate the judicial bypass system for young victims of incest and violence seeking abortion care, while increasing reporting requirements for health care providers.  

The Hill
(Washington, DC)
Planned Parenthood is slamming Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for backing a private company’s suit over the Obama administration’s birth-control mandate. 

Washington Times (
Washington, DC)
Sexual education that focuses on abstinence is not working and not worthy of much federal funding, according to two lawmakers who have introduced a bill to focus on teaching comprehensive sex education in schools.

The Huffington Post
A Republican-controlled committee in the Arkansas House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday that bans abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy if a fetal heartbeat is detected, with exceptions for rape, incest, the life of the mother and highly lethal fetal disorders.


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