Hot News Stories (8/22/13)

The Hill (Washington, DC)
Challenges to the regulation providing equity in insurance coverage for birth control are likely to come to the Supreme Court.  Two federal appeals courts have come down with opposite rulings on whether for-profit businesses and their owners have the right to challenge in court the requirement that businesses provide contraception as part of their insurance coverage.

ABC22 (Columbus, OH)
On the heals of anti-choice regulations to restrict rape crisis centers from counseling on abortion care and divert funds from family planning providers, Ohio continues it’s attack on reproductive health with the reintroduction of the so-called ‘heartbeat bill”.

RH Reality Check (Washington, DC)
Results of Congressional investigation show abortion is already highly regulated and overwhelmingly safe.

Seattle Post Intelligencer (Seattle, WA)
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a ruling ensuring public health districts continue to provide maternity care including birth control and abortion services.

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