Hot News Stories (5/7/14)Posted: May 7, 2014
St. Louis Post Dispatch (St. Louis, MO)
The Missouri Senate rejected exemptions from a longer waiting period before an abortion for victims of rape or incest during a three hour debate.
Huffington Post (Washington, DC)
Returned Peace Corps volunteers who were raped during their service, are meeting with members of Congress from both parties this week to urge them to pass the Peace Corps Equity Act- to ensure volunteers who become pregnant as a result of sexual assault have access to abortion coverage.
The Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
A Louisiana Senate committee is scheduled to debate on Wednesday (May 7) anti-choice legislation that would likely result in the closure of some reproductive healthcare facilities that provide abortions in addition to family planning services.
Capital New York News (Albany, NY)
A bill that would strengthen abortion rights in New York was defeated by one vote in the State Senate health committee on Tuesday.