Hot News Stories (3/18/13)

The Daily Republic (Fargo, ND)
An anti-choice bill passed by the North Dakota Legislature on Friday would effectively end abortions in the state, but a lawyer says it’s unlikely it will ever be enforced.

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA)
Anti-choice protesters will no longer be able to stand directly in front of Planned Parenthood and other San Francisco clinics that offer reproductive services if one city supervisor has his way.

New York Times (New York, NY)
Each year some 47,000 women around the world die as a result of unsafe abortions. Efforts to reduce that toll are severely hampered by the Helms amendment, which was originally enacted in 1973.

The Raw Story (USA)
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced ‘The Life at Conception Act’ on Friday that would declare that human life began at conception, providing fertilized eggs with the same legal status as born persons.

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