Hot News Stories (4/15/13)

Reuters (USA)
Virginia on Friday required abortion clinics to meet stricter hospital-style standards that could force some to go out of business, making it the latest state to tighten rules on the procedure.

The Washington Post
(Washington, DC)
An anti-choice measure that would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the disputed premise that a fetus can by then feel pain was sent to the North Dakota governor Friday.

Independent Mail
(Anderson, SC)
Commonsense Republican State Rep. B.R. Skelton of South Carolina is sponsoring a House bill that would hold local school boards accountable for educating high school students about pregnancy prevention. 

Billings Gazette
(Helena, MT)
A coalition of Democrats and moderate Republicans in the state Senate advanced the session’s major spending bill Saturday, restoring $4.6 million in controversial federal funds for family-planning services. 

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