Hot News Stories (3/12/13)

Reuters (USA)
South Dakota’s anti-choice  Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) on Friday signed into law a measure that excludes weekends and holidays from the state’s 72-hour waiting period for abortions, making the wait the longest in the nation.

The New York Times
 (New York, NY)
The adoption by Arkansas last week of the country’s strictest abortion ban— at 12 weeks of pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat is typically detected — gave a new jolt of energy to a loose band of anti-choicers who are pushing similar measures in several states.

Huffington Post
(USA)
The Abstinence Education Reallocation Act, brought forth by Reps. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) seeks to award $550 million in Affordable Care Act grants over five years to ineffective programs that provide teenagers with abstinence-only education.

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