Hot News Stories (9/9/13)

Reuters (USA)
The rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States is at a historic low, and has dropped by more than half in the last two decades,  according to a government report released on Friday.

The Fiscal Times
A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research says that the pill has actually helped generate taxpayers’ jobs and salaries. The researchers calculated that the pill accounted for 10 percent of the growth women have made in the workplace, and has significantly helped close the gender wage gap by adding an additional 8 percent to a woman’s hourly wage by age 50.

Santa Fe New Mexican
 (Santa Fe, NM)
Albuquerque may wind up with the nation’s first local ban on some abortions after activists collected enough signatures to put the issue before voters in New Mexico’s largest city.

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