Hot News Stories (5/19/14)

USA Today (Brownsville, TX)
Since Texas lawmakers passed new anti-choice restrictions last year, the number of clinics in the Rio Grande Valley that perform the service has dropped from two to zero, forcing women to drive more than 300 miles roundtrip to other cities for services or attempt riskier procedures across the border.

WUWM News (Milwaukee, WI)
Anti-choice legislation moves into federal court Monday in Alabama – and then next week, in Wisconsin. Both states have adopted laws that prohibit doctors from performing abortions unless the provider has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. Many do not.

National Journal (USA)
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling is seen as a likely last-ditch effort to stop sweeping anti-choicelegislation passed in Texas and other states. But counting on a win is a very risky gamble for the law’s opponents.


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