Hot News Stories (7/30/13)

Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC)
North Carolina Gov. McCrory’s office issued a statement late Monday evening saying the governor had signed the anti-choice abortion bill that will likely force many family planning clinics in the state to close, limiting access to preventive healthcare, particularly for low-income communities.

Guttmacher Institute (USA)
A new study from the non-partisan research institute found that in the U.S. in 2010 publicly funded contraceptive services helped women prevent 2.2 million unintended pregnancies, which would have resulted in 1.1 million unplanned births and 760,000 abortions.

As lawmakers in state capitals battle this summer over increasing restrictions on abortion, a new poll indicates where you live may determine your stance on the controversial issue.


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