Hot News Stories (1/10/14)

National Journal (USA)
Extremists continued their fight against abortion in considering the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which would prevent women and small businesses from receiving Obamacare tax subsidies for health plans that include abortion coverage, except in cases of rape, incest, or danger to the mother’s life.

NBC News (USA)
The Supreme Court has scheduled the argument on the so-called contraceptive mandate in the Obamacare law for Tuesday, March 25.

Time (USA)
Anti-choice advocates have recently succeeded in passing mandatory ultrasound laws for women considering abortions in ten states. They argue that if a woman sees her sonogram, she will want to carry her pregnancy to term.  But a new study published this month in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology debunks that theory. 

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)
Three students who say the University of Notre Dame should include contraception in its health care coverage are seeking to intervene in their school’s lawsuit challenging the federal government’s birth-control mandate.


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