Hot News Stories (6/20/14)

The Hill (Washington, DC)
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to lift a ban on emergency abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers.

Fox Local (Denver, CO)
Republican Rep. Rep. Cory Gardner, who is currently in a heated Colorado Senate race, suggested Thursday that women should be allowed to buy birth control pills without prescription after facing heavy criticism for his previous support of anti-choice personhood legislation.

NBC Local (Austin, TX)
A year after Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed one of the most controversial anti-choice bills in the country into law, 40 of Texas’ 46 family planning clinics are expected to close when the law takes full effect in September.

National Journal (USA)
Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tom Marino is co-sponsoring a bill with bi-partisan support to incentivize states to allow pregnant rape victims to terminate rapists’ parental rights.

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