Hot News Stories (12/16/13)

Arizona Star (Phoenix, AZ)
Arizona is taking center stage in the fight over how far state lawmakers can go to curb abortion rights. The battle was joined this past week when the Center for Reproductive Rights asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Arizona from enforcing its unconstitutional ban on the procedure at 20 weeks.  

New York Times (New York, NY)
To stop Planned Parenthood clinics from receiving public financing, Texas’ Republican leaders gambled that the state could operate a contraception and cancer-screening program for low-income women without tens of millions of federal dollars. But now families’ healthcare needs are not being met.

Kansas City Star (Kansas City, MO)
Pro-choice advocates are vowing that anti-choice Michigan lawmakers overreached so much with new restrictions on abortion coverage in Michigan’s public and private health insurance plans that it will cost them in the 2014 elections.

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