Hot News Stories (10/2/14)

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
The state health commissioner in Virginia has recommended that the state overhaul its strict regulations on abortion, in a move applauded by pro-choice groups. The process will take several years but moves to help the clinics being shuttered by the laws.

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
In Louisiana, victims of sex crimes often are billed for forensic medical exams and related care even though state and federal guidelines require many of these services be provided at no cost to the victim. An advocate and survivor spoke with the Times. 

The Texas Tribune (Austin, TX)
A new report indicates that states with more abortion laws tend to perform poorly on women’s and children’s health outcomes.

The Tennessean (Nashville, TN)

Many members of the clergy in Tennessee have denounced anti-choice Amendment 1, which voters will decide on in the November elections.

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