Hot News Stories (6/04/14)

The Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH)
Ohio state legislature began hearings Tuesday on a bill that would ban insurance coverage for certain forms of contraception, including IUDs and birth control pills and for abortions, even in the cases of rape, incest and for life of the mother. When asked the medical basis of this unconstitutional bill, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. John Becker, responded, “This is just a personal view. I’m not a medical doctor.”

Arizona Daily Sun (Phoenix, AZ)
A federal appeals court struck down an Arizona regulation Tuesday requiring medical providers prescribe RU-486, a safe, commonly used drug that induces abortions, at a higher dose than administered by most physicians and with an additional, unnecessary doctor’s visit.

Huffington Post (New York, NY)
Columbia University students can now obtain emergency contraception at Medical Services for no additional cost. This is in addition to other sexual assault policy reforms the University is instating in response to alleged violation of gender equity laws.

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