Hot News Stories (8/13/14)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Colorado’s teen birth rate plummeted 40 percent between 2009 and 2013. The state attributes three-quarters of the overall decline in the Colorado teen birthrate to a program increasing access to contraceptives across the state and said its success had a ripple effect.

RH Reality Check (USA)
At an abortion clinic protester training at the Texas state capitol last week, anti-choice leaders told their trainees to write down the license plate numbers of abortion-providing doctors and abortion-seeking patients, so that they could track which doctors have admitting privileges at local hospitals and which patients did or did not ultimately choose abortion.

Cincinnati News (Cincinnati, OH)
The decision to try to close an Ohio clinic that performs abortions was “unreasonable” and “politically motivated,” its attorneys argued in a Tuesday court document, so the clinic should be allowed to stay open.


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