Hot News Stories (8/25/14)

NBC News Local (Rochester, NY)
The City of Rochester, New York’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention program has received a $1.4-million federal grant. The program works to make sure medically accurate, age-appropriate programs are available at the local level in an effort to prevent teen pregnancy.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
The Obama administration issued a new rule Friday aimed at winding down its years-long fight with religious groups over the requirement in its landmark healthcare law that companies provide insurance that covers contraceptives.

The Shreveport Times (Shreveport, LA)
A pro-choice organization has filed the first court challenge to an anti-choice Louisiana law that would require doctors who perform abortions to be granted admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Similar laws have resulted in clinic closures around the country as hospitals purposefully deny physicians this privilege.


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