Hot News Stories (4/29/13)Posted: April 29, 2013
New York Times (New York, NY)
In both a flash backward and forward, President Obama on Friday assailed conservative extremists for continue to push for limiting access to abortion and contraception, showing that reproductive health as a political tool is not going away. If the GOP does not take smarter positions on these issues, they will remain on the losing end of the debate.
The Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Anti-choice Arizona congressman Trent Franks (R) has reintroduced a bill that would ban abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The Missoulian (Missoula, MT)
GOP lawmakers in Montana have attempted to skirt around the executive office and pass an unconstitutional parental consent bill that violates the privacy and protection of young women.
The Philadelphia abortion clinic that prosecutors called a “house of horrors” is now being cited as powerful evidence by both pro- and anti-choice groups. Shoddy practices revealed in the Gosnell case are proof that safe abortions should be easily accessible to women of all income levels.