Hot News Stories (6/12/14)

Michigan Live News (Lansing, MI)
A federal appeals court denied Michigan Catholic Conference’s request to exempt Catholic charities from the federal healthcare law’s contraception mandate, citing existing requirements that allowed the groups to use a third-party administrator instead of directly providing insurance for contraceptives.

Wall Street Journal (New York, NY)
Pro-choice legislatures in New York disagree on how to pass bi-partisan women’s rights legislation due to a commonsense abortion provision many extremists in the state Senate refuse to address.

Politico (Louisville, KY)
About 40 states have no statewide ordinances protecting family planning clinics, which may be a reason 80% of clinics reported having to call law enforcement due to safety or criminal concerns about anti-choice protesters in 2013.

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