Hot News Stories (5/24/13)

Politico (Washington, DC)
Yesterday a House Subcommittee heard testimony on anti-choice Rep. Trent Franks’s (R-AZ) DC 20-week abortion ban based on the unproven assertion that a fetus can feel pain. 

San Antonio Express-News
 (San Antonio, TX)
All anti-choice bills were stopped before they could reach the floor in Texas this session, marking a rebound for pro-choice efforts after anti-choice Republicans drastically scaled back family planning funding in 2011.

Chicago Tribune
 (Chicago, IL)
Lawyers for two Roman Catholic-owned companies in Illinois and Indiana argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday that the birth control mandate of the Affordable Care Act was a violation of their First Amendment rights.

Washington Post
 (Washington, DC)
More and more Americans may find that their health care hinges not on what their doctors think is best for them but what their bosses believe about religion. This curious state of affairs stems from a deliberate attempt to redefine religious freedom in America.

Beloit Daily News
 (Beloit, WI)
In the most prominent challenge of its kind, Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. on Thursday appealed for an exemption from contraception mandate that includes access to the morning-after pill. 

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