Hot News Stories (9/4/14)

ABC News Local (Chicago, IL)
In Illinois big changes are in store for how Medicaid handles birth control services. The goal is to reduce taxpayer money spent on unplanned pregnancies. Part of the plan is to decrease unplanned pregnancies through increasing use of long acting birth control, like IUDs or implants. 

New York Times (New York, NY)
A number of women’s health clinics that closed when new state restrictions on abortions went into effect last fall, will start operating again by this weekend, after last week’s favorable decision by a federal judge. But whether at least a dozen such clinics in the state can remain open for long will be determined by a federal appeals court.

USC News (Los Angeles, CA)
University of Southern California welcomed its inaugural class of master’s students in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine to the first program of its kind not only at the university, but in California as well.

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