Hot News Stories (9/9/14)Posted: September 9, 2014
The Toledo Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
Pro-choice groups in Ohio are requesting a ruling over anti-choice provisions contained in the state’s two-year budget. The provisions include stopping publicly funded hospitals from making patient transfer agreements with family planning facilities that also provide abortions and mandating doctors to present patients with unnecessary (and often unwanted) information about their fetus.
Due to the lack of access to reproductive health services in her area, A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to up to 18 months in prison for obtaining so-called abortion pills online and providing them to her teenage daughter to end her pregnancy.
Stephenville Empire-Tribune (Stephenville, Texas)
U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel struck down two provisions in Texas anti-choice House Bill 2, amending the state Health and Safety Code to restrict access to abortion services. The judge noted that the provisions were unconstitutional in the burden they put on women.