Hot News Stories (3/5/13)

The American Statesman (Austin, TX)
Dozens of clergy members took to the Texas Capitol on Monday to ask the Legislature to restore family planning funding and to counter assertions that all religious leaders support those cuts.

The Tennessean
(Nashville, TN)
The Catholic Diocese of Nashville has voluntarily withdrawn its appeal of the ruling by U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell in November dismissing its lawsuit against the federal Affordable Care Act requirements for contraceptive coverage for its employees.

New York Times
(New York, NY)
A lack of adequate legal protection is not the only way our government fails Native women who have been sexually assaulted. Despite devastatingly high rates of sexual assault, more than half the facilities run by Indian Health Services reportedly fail to offer emergency contraception.

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