Hot News Stories (4/26/13)

New York Times (New York, NY)
This week the Department of Justice issued new national guidelines for forensic medical examinations in cases of sexual assault, to reduce trauma for the victims.

The DesMoines Register
(DesMoines, IA)
Twenty-one members of the Iowa Senate filed an anti-choice resolution Thursday proposing a fetal “personhood” amendment to the state Constitution that would effectively outlaw all abortion, some forms of contraception, as well as IVF and stem cell research.

RH Reality Check
(USA)
In this op-ed RMC friend, Jon O’Brien of Catholics for Choice asks how “can each of us, individually and as organizations, can best use our knowledge, strengths, resources, and values to bring about change that makes women’s reproductive autonomy a reality?”

The Washington Post
(Washington, DC)
Currently, Peace Corps volunteers who are victims of rape lack the coverage given to women on the paid Peace Corps staff, along with other federal employees, and federal prisoners, all who have long received insurance coverage for abortions in cases of rape or incest or if their health is in danger.

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