Hot News Stories (1/8/13)

Texas Tribune (Houston, TX)
With final arguments and questioning now complete, it is now up to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans to decide whether or not the new Texas abortion clinic restriction law is constitutional.

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA)
Alaska state regulations take effect next month further defining what constitutes a “medically necessary” abortion for purposes of receiving Medicaid funding.

New York Daily News (New York, NY)
Experts urge doctors to take advantage of the time they have with teens and talk about sexual health issues like birth control and STDs. A new study shows that less than a minute is devoted to those topics during an average visit, and often, they don’t get mentioned at all.

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