Hot News Stories (7/30/14)

Jackson Free Press (Jackson, MS)
A federal appeals court ruled against a Mississippi law that would have closed its remaining family planning clinic on Tuesday. Judge E. Grady Jolly, a Ronald Reagan appointee, wrote in the majority opinion that Mississippi may not shift its constitutional obligations to respect its citizens’ constitutional right to reproductive healthcare to another state.

Boston Globe (Boston, MA)
The Massachusetts state legislature sent a bi-partisan bill aimed at curbing harassment and obstruction outside family planning clinics to Governor Deval Patrick on Tuesday. He is expected to sign it into law soon.

The Gainesville Sun (Gainesville, FL)
“Sex education and access to reliable, long-term birth control should be a priority in our community and beyond. Prevention of pregnancy requires knowledge, commitment and resources, but the outcome for society in general is tremendous. The outcome for each child born into a secure, nurturing environment is wonderful and predictably positive.”

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