Hot News Stories (8/20/13)

Reuters (USA)
A judge in Oklahoma issued a temporary restraining order on Monday blocking implementation of a law that critics said would limit a woman’s access to emergency contraception known as the “morning after pill,” court records showed.

Peninsula-Clarion
 (Juneau, AK)
Proposed new anti-choice regulations in Alaska would further define what constitutes a “medically necessary” abortion for purposes of receiving Medicaid funding.

Huffington Post
 (USA)
A federal judge on Friday set a jury trial next spring for a lawsuit filed by Mississippi’s only abortion clinic over a new anti-choice law that it says would make it shut its doors. 

Bloomberg Business (New York, NY)
State legislatures trying to curtail abortions have suffered a 0-for-8 losing streak after court challenges to their new laws this year.

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