Hot News Stories (3/10/14)

Pew Research Center (USA)
According to new data, among American Catholics nearly eight-in-ten say the church should allow Catholics to use birth control, while roughly seven-in-ten say the church should allow priests to get married and allow women to become priests.

Boston Globe (Boston, MA)
Physician counters claims that anti-choice laws lead to lower abortion rates:  “I hope that Republicans and Democrats alike will support this downward trend by championing access to birth control and comprehensive sexuality education rather than eroding access to safe, legal abortion.”

The Register Herald (Charleston, SC)
An anti-choice bill that will criminalize a doctor who performs an abortion after 20 weeks of gestation, with no exceptions, passed the South Carolina Senate Committee on the Judiciary Thursday evening on a muffled, split voice vote.

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