Hot News Stories (8/27/2013)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Defending anti-choice restrictions on abortion providers can cost states millions in legal costs.  In 2012, New Hampshire’s HHS commissioner warned that an anti-choice law under consideration could jeopardize half of the state’s $1.4 billion annual state-federal Medicaid program.

The Sacramento Bee
 (Sacramento, CA)
The California state Senate approved a bill Monday expanding the types of medical providers that can offer abortions by allowing nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants to perform the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Lincoln Journal-Star
 (Lincoln, NE)
The Nebraska Attorney General’s office has dropped its appeal over a federal requirement that employer-provided insurance include contraception coverage– but it hasn’t dropped the fight.

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