Hot News Stories (2/18/14)

Politico (Washington, DC)
If you want to know how the abortion wars will be waged in the months ahead, pay attention to what’s happening far away from the media’s glare, in South Dakota, a state that has long been on the front lines of America’s still very much unresolved conflict over how and when women can end an unwanted pregnancy.

Reuters (USA)
Young men know even less about emergency contraception than young women do, which may be limiting access to an effective means of preventing unwanted pregnancies, researchers say.

Times Daily (Montgomery, AL)
Four bills that put more medically unnecessary regulations on abortions in Alabama will have public hearings this week. One would prohibit almost all abortions after about eight weeks of pregnancy- before many women even know they are pregnant.

Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK)
Family planning clinics that provide abortions in Oklahoma would have to have a doctor on site who has admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic under the requirements of an anti-choice bill passed by a Senate panel Monday.

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