Hot News Stories (4/18/14)Posted: April 18, 2014
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.