Hot News Stories (4/18/13)

The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA)
A Republican-dominated coalition in the Washington state Senate blocked a plan to require insurers to cover abortion Wednesday, voting down a procedural motion after a tense exchange over the legislation.

Cleveland News
(Cleveland, OH)
The Ohio House is expected to vote today on a budget bill that includes amendment banning comprehensive sex education, from a Republican Rep. citing concern about “gateway sexual activity.”

St. Louis Post Dispatch (St. Louis, MO)
Contraceptive use is increasing. Abortions are declining. Yet Missouri State Republicans are trying to further limit women’s access to emergency contraception by allowing pharmacists to decide what medications to dispense.

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