Hot News Stories (4/11/14)

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA)
An anti-choice state Senate panel advanced legislation Thursday that opponents warn could outlaw abortion and emergency contraception in South Carolina. The panel also took testimony on a separate bill that would outlaw all abortions and most forms of contraception by giving legal rights to fertilized eggs.

The Texas Tribune (Houston, TX)
Abortion providers filed a petition on Thursday asking the full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider the constitutionality of new anti-choic regulations passed by the Texas Legislature in July.

News Miner (Juneau, AK)
Attempts to expand preventive women’s health programs and to recognize that psychiatric disorders could make an abortion medically necessary were rejected when the anti-choice Alaska House took up a bill to limit abortion funding even in extreme circumstances.

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