Hot News Stories (4/18/14)

Alaska Public Media (Juneau, AK)
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has signed an anti-choice bill that restricts state Medicaid payments for abortions even in emergency situations.  The new law also limits the term “medically necessary” to cases where a woman’s life or physical health is at risk. The regulations put lawmakers between patients and their doctors.

Austin News (Austin, TX)
A judge has reinstated temporary admitting privileges to two doctors who perform abortions. Their privileges were stripped from them by a Dallas hospital after a court upheld strict new Texas abortion restrictions.

San Francisco Chronicle  (San Francisco, CA)
Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming are trying to block the birth-control coverage requirement in the federal health care overhaul. A federal judge has now allowed the pro-choice groups to file briefs in the lawsuit.  

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