Hot News Stories (4/24/14)

The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)
Anti-choice Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed into law on Wednesday a bill that will ban abortion 20 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period, or after 18 weeks’ gestation.

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA)
A Wisconsin judge is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging a 2012 anti-choice state law that sets out conditions for abortions.

RH Reality Check (USA)
While the Supreme Court considers the question of whether or not for-profit, secular companies can use the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment to avoid complying with the contraception coverage requirement in the Affordable Care Act, dozens of other legal challenges to the contraception mandate march on in the federal courts.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
A study has found that more than a quarter of emergency contraception pills sold in Peru do not work. Some of the pills were defective while others were just plain fake.



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