Hot News Stories (7/3/13)

The Hill (Washington, DC)
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will serve as the lead sponsor of an anti-choice Senate bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to reports Tuesday.

Huffington Post
 (USA)
North Carolina’s state Senate voted Tuesday to pass a second reading of a measure placing tougher restrictions on abortion after extremist Republicans in the legislature tacked anti-choice regulations on to a bill targeting Sharia law.

Politico
 (Washington, DC)
Anti-choice Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions, after limiting testimony at a public hearing where nearly 2,000 pro-choice witnesses showed up.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
 (Minneapolis, MN)
The number of abortions involving Minnesota teenagers has fallen by almost half over the past five years, due to comprehensive sex education in schools and increased access to birth control for young women.  

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