Hot News Stories (6/21/13)

Times Record News (Austin, TX)
The Republican chairman of a Texas House committee considering new anti-choice abortion regulations told more than 300 women that they would not be allowed to testify against the bill, triggering outrage as many had waited more than 12 hours to provide their testimony.

Washington Post
 (Washington, DC)
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday over a new anti-choice Kansas law requiring doctors to inform women seeking abortions that they’re ending the life of a “whole, separate, unique, living human being.”

Chicago Tribune
 (Chicago, IL)
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said he will sign a bill passed by the Republican-controlled state Legislature requiring women seeking an abortion to undergo an unnecessary ultrasound. The law is designed not to protect a woman’s health, but to persuade her not to go through with the procedure.

Los Angeles Times
 (Los Angeles, CA)
When a California hospital announced this spring that it would no longer provide elective abortions, officials said the decision was due to low demand. But records now show the decision was closely tied to the hospital’s new partnership with a Catholic healthcare provider.

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