Hot News Stories (1/16/14)

Politico (Washington, DC)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday showed significant skepticism toward a pro-choice Massachusetts law that creates a buffer zone abortion facilities, with justices suggesting that it could violate the First Amendment.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
By now it’s become clear that states, rather than Capitol Hill, have become the true battleground for abortion policy. But what has been a little less obvious is how outnumbered abortion rights advocates are compared to their foes when it comes to unified control of state governments.

St. Louis Post Dispatch (St. Louis, MO)
Abortion issues are shaping up to be on the agenda for Missouri legislators again this session. Both supporters and opponents shared personal stories during the first hearing on bills regarding abortion.

Rolling Stone (USA)
While more Americans support upholding ‘Roe v. Wade’ than ever, the anti-choice Tea Party and the extreme Christian right have teamed up to pass hundreds of restrictions eviscerating abortion rights in state legislatures across the country.

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