Hot News Stories (9/3/14)Posted: September 3, 2014
San Antonio Express News (San Antonio, TX)
A federal appeals court on Tuesday evening declined Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s request for permission to immediately start enforcing a key piece of the state’s new anti-choice law, instead scheduling a hearing about the issue for next Friday in New Orleans.
RH Reality Check (USA)
The leader of a national anti-choice lobby group said Sunday that Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, which in part requires abortion providers to operate as mini-hospitals, was always intended to shutter legal abortion clinics.
St. Louis Post Dispatch (St. Louis, MO)
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money on unplanned pregnancies, a strategy that is raising concern among Catholic health care systems.