Hot News Stories (5/20/13)

Huffington Post (USA)
Using the despicable crimes of Kermit Gosnell as misleading excuse, anti-choice Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) announced on Friday that he intends to expand his proposed District of Columbia 20-week abortion ban to apply nationwide.

ABC News
A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked enforcement of one of the country’s most stringent anti-choice laws, an Arkansas ban on abortion at the 12th week of pregnancy, saying the law was likely to be declared unconstitutional.

The News-Herald
 (Painesville, OH)
The state budget passed by the Ohio House threatens funding for the Family Planning Association of Northeast Ohio, a provider of reproductive health care to nearly 5,000 low-income, uninsured individuals yearly.  For many of its patients the FPA is the only source of health care.

The Rockford Register Star
 (Rockford, IL)
The extent to which children in public schools are taught about sex, abstinence and contraception could change if Illinois’ comprehensive sex-education bill becomes law.


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