Hot News Stories (4/11/13)

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA)
North Dakota lawmakers began building a war chest Wednesday to defend against any lawsuits that arise from new state laws imposing the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions.

CNN
(USA)
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed a law Tuesday that drastically raises the safety requirements for abortion clinics to operate — a measure that would shut down clinics and “an almost certain legal challenge.”

The Houston Chronicle
(Houston, TX)
On Wednesday, a Texas House State Affairs Committee hearing considered a ban on abortions in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother’s life is in imminent danger. The current threshold in Texas is after 27 weeks.

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