Hot News Stories (8/6/13)

Boston Globe (Boston, MA)
Still denying the role of comprehensive sex education in reducing teen pregnancy, in Mississippi – the state with the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in the nation –  a new law will require authorities to do DNA paternity tests of girls under 16 who give birth and chose not to name the father, claiming this will reduce teen births.

UPI News
Although they claim to advocate for women’s safety, anti-choice activists acknowledge their current push to ban the procedure in the United States after 20 weeks is a step toward outlawing abortions altogether.

NBC News Local
 (Tyler, TX)
A new abortion bill is becoming a hot topic in the Texas senate. If passed, it would require a woman to take a three hour adoption class before legally having an abortion.

Huffington Post
North Carolina’s health agency has closed three abortion clinics in three months for violating anti-choice regulations that previously did not cause such suspensions.


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