Hot News Stories (3/20/13)

CBS Local (Denver, CO)
Revamped sex-education standards have now passed both chambers of the Colorado state Legislature, despite complaints from anti-choice Republicans that the new standards could encourage sexual activity and infringe on parental rights.

Fox News (USA)
More doctors should speak with their teenage patients about intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants as possible methods of birth control, a new study says.

Kansas City Star (Kansas City, KS)
The Kansas House has rejected a proposal to make an exception to limits on late-term abortions for pregnancies resulting from rape, incest or sexual abuse of a child.

New York Times (New York, NY)
As Roman Catholics worldwide celebrated the inauguration of Pope Francis, New York bishops traveled to Albany on Tuesday to meet with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D), whose looming effort to strengthen abortion rights in the state has met with strong protests from Catholic and evangelical clergy.

Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)
Abortion clinics would be required to meet stricter standards under a bill approved 5-2 by the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee Tuesday after emotional testimony over whether the measure would protect women’s health or risk it by causing clinics to close.

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