Hot News Stories (7/25/14)Posted: July 25, 2014
The Hill (Washington, DC)
Several studies have confirmed there is no association between abortion and breast cancer and that women who have had abortions are not at greater risk of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies, but anti-choice lawmakers used overblown and incorrect claims about women’s reproductive health to oppose the Women’s Health Protection Act in a hearing last week.
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Anti-choice extremists will file a lawsuit against Governor Bobby Jindal’s administration for access to mandatory reports detailing each abortion performed in Baton Rouge. DHH officials maintain, however, that law specifically forbids disclosure of patient information.
NPR Local (Denver, CO)
This fall Colorado voters will once again decide on a personhood amendment that would ban all abortions, even in the case of rape, incest or the life of the mother, and make some forms of birth control illegal. Voters have already rejected similar measures in two previous ballot measures.