Hot News Stories (4/28/14)

RH Reality Check (USA)
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed a bill into law on Thursday that bans insurance coverage of abortion for both state employees and anyone buying private insurance coverage on the Affordable Care Act exchanges. The ban includes no exceptions for rape or incest, and only a very narrow health exception that covers “medical emergencies.”

Tampa Bay Times (Tampa Bay, FL)
Florida women seeking abortions will face tougher restrictions and a tighter time frame under a measure that is headed to Gov. Rick Scott’s desk. The new restrictions are likely to affect relatively few women directly, revealing another instance of legislators playing politics with women’s health. 

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Pope Francis reiterated his strong opposition to abortion on Friday, saying it “compounds the grief of many women” already succumbing to what he called the “pressures of secular culture.”

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