Hot News Stories (3/8/13)

CNN (USA)
Planned Parenthood of New York City blasted the city’s new Teen Pregnancy Prevention Campaign on Thursday, saying it won’t deter teen pregnancy and inappropriately shames and stigmatizes its target audience.

ABC News Local
 (Denver, CO)
Lawmakers heard testimony Thursday afternoon over a proposal creating oversight for sex education in Colorado. The oversight group will apply for federal and state grants to fund the program, and develop criteria for allocating the money to school districts.

The Denver Channel
 (Denver, CO)
An anti-choice Colorado mortgage company has filed a lawsuit challenging a federal mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance that covers contraception.

The Kansas City Star
 (Topeka, KS)
A Kansas House committee is preparing to debate sweeping anti-choice legislation aimed at ensuring the state doesn’t subsidize abortions even indirectly through tax exemptions or credits.

Mississippi Business Journal
 (Jackson, MS)
Anti-choice extremists are pushing for another Mississippi “personhood” ballot initiative that would define life as beginning at conception, less than two years after 58 percent of voters rejected an identical proposal.

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