Hot News Stories (8/7/14)

Politico (Washington, DC)
Democrats and Republicans are using a slew of new state abortion restrictions as weapons in the tight battle for control of the Senate. The fight this year centers on the dozen or so states that have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy under so-called fetal pain laws.

The Palm Beach Post (Palm Beach, FL)
In Florida, a West Palm Beach law that forbids people from making loud noise or using bullhorns and loudspeakers outside the city’s only family planning clinic where abortions are performed was upheld Wednesday by an Atlanta-based appeals court.

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA)
Anti-choice Reps. in the Alabama Legislature say they’ll continue the fight over abortion despite a federal judge’s ruling against a restrictive anti-choice law.

SCPR (Pasadena, CA)
Weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, which allows employers to deny birth control coverage to workers based personal religious beliefs, a California bill that would essentially undo the actions of the highest court has cleared the state Senate.  

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