Hot News Stories (4/21/14)

Pew Research (USA)
The teen birth rate has been on a steep decline since the early 1990s and that trend accelerated during the recession of 2007-2009 and the years following, reversing a brief uptick that began in 2006. What’s behind the recent trends? More contraception and more information.

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA)
New abortion restrictions that would require doctors performing the procedure to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital easily cleared the Louisiana House, despite criticism they would shut down three of the state’s remaining five abortion clinics. The bill awaits debate in the Senate.

News Press (USA)
“It seems every year the Florida Legislature wants to interfere with and test the legality of the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court decisions, impacting a woman’s legal right to choose to have an abortion. This year is no different.”


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