Hot News Stories (6/28/2013)Posted: June 28, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it could consider an Oklahoma case about a state law restricting use of the abortion pill mifepristone, or RU-486, but first sought clarification from the state’s high court over the legislation.
Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK)
An appeals court Thursday overturned the decision of a judge in Oklahoma City who refused to block the contraception mandate of the health reform law, opposed by the anti-choice owners of Hobby Lobby stores. But the court fell one vote short of ordering the lower-court judge to issue an injunction.
Bloomberg News (New York, NY)
Ohio is seeking to put abortion clinics in a Catch-22 with the latest tactic by extremist anti-choice state lawmakers. On Thursday, Ohio’s Republican-run legislature passed a two-year, $61.7 billion budget that includes new anti-choice legislation.