Hot News Stories (8/30/13)

USA Today (USA)
A surprising thing has happened since a controversial video-conferencing system tripled the number of Iowa towns where women could obtain abortions: The annual number of abortions has dropped 30 percent in the state.

RH Reality Check
A move to ban abortion after 20 weeks in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has overcome its first hurdle to becoming municipal law.  The Albuquerque city clerk’s office confirmed that is has verified the needed petition signatures from anti-choice activists.

California Healthline
  (Sacramento, CA)
The California Senate Committee on Appropriations this week passed a bill that would change building code requirements on health clinics that offer abortion services – repealing the unequal and burdensome building requirements on family planning clinics.


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