Hot News Stories (7/16/13)

USA Today (USA)
With no immediate hope of overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, socially extreme Republicans around the country are increasingly pushing legislation to restrict the procedure, and Democrats say they’ll make the GOP pay in coming elections.

Washington Post
 (Washington, DC)
As court fights have become increasingly critical in shaping the nation’s abortion laws, here’s a look at 10 of the most important cases pending right now in state and federal court.

Wisconsin Radio Network
 (Milwaukee, WI)
A Wisconsin state lawmaker, Representative Andre Jacque (R), is renewing a push to grant “personhood”  to fetuses. The dangerous constitutional amendment would also oulaw many methods of birth control as well as IVF and stem cell research. 

Bloomberg News
 (USA)
Bazaars like the open-air flea market outside McAllen, Texas, have become home to a black market where women too poor to afford an abortion at a clinic or deterred by state restrictions can buy drugs to induce a miscarriage on their own. 

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