Hot News Stories (10/10/13)

Washington Post (Arlington, VA)
An Arlington County judge on Wednesday ruled that a lawsuit challenging extreme regulations of Virginia clinics that perform abortions can move forward.

SFGate (California)
Women in California will have greater access to abortions under a groundbreaking law that expands the definition of who can provide the procedure to include nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants.

Bangor Daily News (Portland, ME)
Health and Human Services Committee took a step toward creating a 39-foot buffer zone around the Planned Parenthood clinic on Congress Street.

KASA News (ALBUQUERQUE NM)
The fight over whether a proposed late-term abortion ban would be legal even if Albuquerque voters approve it, kicked into high gear Wednesday night.

New York Times (Cleveland, OH) 
Ohio has become a laboratory for what anti-abortion leaders call the incremental strategy — passing a web of rules designed to push the hazy boundaries of Supreme Court guidelines without flagrantly violating them. Many of the rules, critics say, are designed to discourage women from getting abortions or to hamper clinic operations, even forcing some to close.

Mansfield News Journal (Columbus, OH)
A lawsuit was filed in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on behalf of Preterm, a Cleveland women’s health clinic that provides contraception, pregnancy counseling and abortions targets three anti-choice amendments to the states budget. 

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