Hot News Stories (6/19/13)

CBS News (USA)
Despite calls from Republican Party leaders to move away from focusing on social issues, especially in light of the GOP’s 2012 election losses, the Republican-led House of Representatives Tuesday passed a dangerous anti-choice bill that would restrict abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Michigan Live
 (Lansing, MI)
The Republican-led Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved severe anti-choice legislation that could make it more difficult for a minor to access abortion services without parental consent, despite already existing consent laws.

New York Times
 (New York, NY)
Forty-one states have enacted abortion restrictions at different stages of pregnancy. The New York Times now offers a handy chart showing at which point each state’s laws ban abortion. 

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