Hot News Stories (8/4/14)

Alabama News (Montgomery, AL)
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson today ruled an anti-choice Alabama law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, saying that it poses an undue burden on women’s right to abortion.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
A quick review of the problems women still encounter in obtaining emergency contraception (EC) –which can prevent pregnancy after sex – makes it clear that removing the need for a prescription is not a silver bullet; it is only the first step in providing seamless access to reproductive health care.

Austin Chronicle (Austin, TX)
The second legal battle to halt Texas sweeping anti-choice restrictions begins Monday in U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel’s Austin courtroom. And this time, plaintiffs say they’ve got an even stronger case.

Dallas News (Dallas, TX)
Whole Woman’s Health in Texas announced that it will close Thursday because the clinic does not meet the medically unnecessary structural standards that will be required of all family planning clinics that provide abortions.

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