Hot News Stories 10/7/14

Politico (Washington, DC)
The Supreme Court was asked Monday to block parts of an anti-choice Texas law that restricts access to abortion, an emergency request that could be just the first of several abortion-related cases to reach the court in the upcoming term.

Texas Tribune (Dallas, TX)
When federal appellate judges ruled last week that Texas could enforce strict new anti-choice restrictions while a legal challenge winds its way through the courts, Texas was left with just eight clinics authorized to perform the procedure. While many Texas women now live hundreds of miles away from such facilities, some may still have another option: their doctor’s office.

The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA)
“Some Republican political candidates are pushing to make birth control available without a prescription. Whatever the reason for politicians’ interest in this issue, greater access to birth control pills means more women will be likely to use it. That could lead to fewer unintended, unwanted pregnancies — and that is something everyone should support.”

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