Hot News Stories (1/13/14)

Fox News (USA)
The Supreme Court on Monday blocked Arizona from enforcing a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy,  leaving in place a prior ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that determined the anti-choice law was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court decision effectively strikes down the law.

Mass Live (Boston, MA)
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Wednesday regarding the constitutionality of Massachusetts’ buffer zone law, in a case that has national implications for the ability of cities and states to restrict protests around abortion clinics.

RH Reality Check (USA)
In response to concerns that Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring may not defend new state abortion restrictions, Republicans in the state have proposed a new bill that would empower any state legislator to step in and defend state laws in court.

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