Hot News Stories (7/24/14)

House Chronicle (Austin, TX)
Following the implementation of HB2, Texas’ controversial anti-choice law, rates of safe, legal first trimester and drug-induced abortions have decreased, while late-term abortion rates have increased. The bill continues to eliminate access to women’s reproductive healthcare.

Mass Live (Boston, MA)
The Massachusetts House approved a ‘dispersal zone’ bill on Wednesday to tighten security around family planning clinics. There will be a final vote in both chambers before the bill heads to the Governor for his signature.

Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI)
Gov. Scott Walker’s administration said it won’t enforce the state’s contraception coverage law on Wednesday because of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, but birth control advocates say the state law isn’t affected by the decision.

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