Hot News Stories 4/17/13

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
A pair of pro-choice advocacy groups went to federal court Tuesday claiming that Arkansas’ legislators violated the constitutional rights of two doctors, and their potential patients, by banning nearly all abortions beginning in the 12th week of pregnancy.

Politico (Washington, DC)
Anti-choice North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed into law a measure that outlaws abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the disputed premise that at that point a fetus can feel pain.

San Antonio News
(San Antonio, TX)
Texas Republicans are one vote short of passing a controversial anti-choice bill in the Senate — one that could shutter more than three-fourths of the clinics that perform the bulk of the state’s abortions.

San Francisco Chronicle
(San Francisco, TX)
The Oklahoma Senate easily approved three anti-choice bills on Tuesday, including two that would make it more difficult for minors to receive an abortion.

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