Tulsa World (Tulsa, OK)
Two anti-choice bills advanced in Oklahoma this week, despite Oklahoma State Medical Association opposition. Republican state Representative Doug Cox spoke up, “This bill is prejudiced.” “It’s prejudiced against women” Cox said. “A 14-year-old boy can go to the truck stop and buy all the condoms he wants. He can control his destiny. This bill takes the ability to control their destiny away from women. But that’s what we do in the Republican Party these days.”
Huffington Post (USA)
The anti-choice owners of Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain, has taken their case against the contraception mandate of the Federal healthcare law all the way to the Supreme Court. But a report this week revealed that the company’s retirement plan has invested millions of dollars in the manufacturers of emergency contraception and drugs used to induce abortions.
AZ Central (Phoenix, AZ)
A federal appeals court has granted a preliminary injunction to temporarily block the country’s most stringent anti-choice restrictions on the use of abortion drugs. In the latest in a series of court fights over Arizona abortion laws, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Planned Parenthood Arizona’s motion Wednesday.