Hot News Stories (2/26/14)

Anchorage Daily News (Anchorage, AK)
Alaska lawmakers are struggling with a contentious anti-choice bill to limit state funding without sufficient exceptions, and on Tuesday a House panel stripped out a provision for expanded preventive family planning services over objections from those who say it would prevent hundreds of abortions and unwanted pregnancies.

Centre Daily Times (Denver, CO)
Colorado nuns who persuaded the Supreme Court to temporarily block the national health care law’s birth control rules spelled out their objections in detail Monday, filing a 74-page appeal in a Denver federal court.

CBS Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
Religious freedom and women’s reproductive rights are on a collision course at the Georgia state capitol, as pro-choice women protested two recently proposed bills that would  allow doctors, healthcare providers and pharmacies to cite religious beliefs to deny women access to birth control. State Senate lawmakers could vote on the bill on Wednesday.

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