Hot News Stories (1/9/14)

Huffington Post (USA)
A panel of 12 men on the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Thursday morning on an anti-choice bill that would deny tax subsidies to women and small businesses who purchase health insurance plans that include abortion coverage.

Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)
More than a month after being diagnosed brain-dead, a pregnant Texas woman remains connected to life-support machines against her family’s wishes. The grieving family is challenging the state laws that deny them the right to make this difficult decision themselves.

New York Times (New York, NY)
The tenuous state of women’s basic right to make their own childbearing decisions was made clear on Monday when a federal appeals court in New Orleans heard arguments on a new abortion restriction enacted in July in Texas — one that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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