Hot News Stories (10/8/13)

Quad City Times (Des Moines, IA)
Anti-choice lawmakers in Iowa adopted a rule effectively outlawing the practice of telemedicine abortions on a party-line vote Monday. This will ultimately severely decrease access to reproductive health services for women in rural areas across the state. 

Business Insider (USA)
The debate about birth control sometimes misses an essential point — that making it available and affordable meant people could make smarter decisions about whether and when to have children.

RH Reality Check (USA)
A federal judge on Thursday threw out a challenge to an anti-choice 2011 Arizona law banning abortion based on the race or sex of the child. The challengers alleged the law relies on harmful racial stereotypes to discriminate against minority women who decide to end their pregnancies.

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