Hot News Stories (9/2/2014)Posted: September 2, 2014
The Joplin Globe (Joplin, MO)
Anti-choice lawmakers in Missouri appear ready to override the Governor’s veto of an anti-choice bill limiting women’s access to abortion. The measure — House Bill 1307 — would expand the state’s current waiting period to three days. It includes no exemption for cases of rape and incest.
CBS News Local (Baton Rouge, LA)
A federal judge issued a ruling Sunday night that Louisiana doctors can continue to perform abortions while they seek newly-mandated admitting privileges from hospitals. Judge John deGravelles granted a temporary restraining order against the penalty portion of the anti-choice law.
The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, UT)
“In states across the country, politicians are passing laws that single out abortion care for regulations that apply to no other similar medical practices. As a result, a woman’s ability to access safe, legal, essential reproductive health care in the United States today varies widely from state to state. This means a woman in Utah does not have the same access to health care that a woman living in Colorado does. That simply isn’t fair.”