Hot News Stories (10/10/14)

Texas Tribune (Austin, TX)
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused to reconsider an anti-choice March ruling that allowed Texas to require physicians who perform abortions to obtain admitting privileges. This rule has resulted in the closure of the majority of Texas’ family planning clinics that offer the service.

RH Reality Check (USA)
In July, anti-choice lawmakers in the Alabama radically amended a law requiring minors seeking abortions to either obtain their parents’ consent or go through “judicial bypass,” and will now allow the court to appoint a guardian for a minor’s fetus, and to allow the district attorney to cross-examine the minor and to oppose her request for an abortion.

Boston Globe (Boston, MA)
The Emergency Contraception Access & Education Act of 2014 would require any hospital receiving funding through Medicare and Medicaid to provide unbiased information about emergency contraception to sexual assault survivors and then provide the pill to those who request it. The bill mimics a law enacted in Massachusetts in 2005 that has been overwhelmingly successful.

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2 Comments on “Hot News Stories (10/10/14)”

  1. Dina Butcher says:

    I have yet to see any comments or attention to what is going on in North Dakota with our efforts to defeat Measure 1, the personhood amendment, even though there has been all kinds of national and regional press about it. Recognizing Kathy Hawken was good, but our pro-choice Republican women have been called “out of the Republican mainstream” by proponents of the constitutional measure. I am a lifelong Republican and chair the North Dakotans Against Measure 1 (NDAM1).

    • GOP Choice says:

      Hi Dina, Thank you for bringing this up. Rep. Hawken brought this to our attention this week as well. Would you be interested in writing a guest blog post on the dangers of the measure and the work you are doing? If so please email me at mallory@gopchoice.org

      Thanks!


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