Hot News Stories (8/27/14)

RH Reality Check (USA)
Eight: the number of legal abortion providers that, barring a federal court’s intervention, will remain in Texas as of Monday, September 1, when the final provision of Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law goes into effect.

Bayou News (Baton Rouge, LA)
Louisiana family planning facilities that provide abortion services have filed a lawsuit against officials in the state to challenge a new anti-choice hospital admitting privileges law that some believe will shutter at least three, if not all of the five facilities.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
Republican Senate candidates are staying silent on President Obama’s latest changes to the birth control coverage mandate, even as the policy catches flak from the religious right.


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