Hot News Stories (11/17/14)Posted: November 17, 2014
The Tennessean (Nashville, TN)
Tennessee lawmakers have filed the first bill after Amendment 1 made anti-choice restrictions on reproductive health services much easier to enact. The bill would force women to have a medically unnecessary ultrasound before accessing abortion services. Similar laws have been found unconstitutional and overturned in other states.
The Huntsville Times (Huntsville, AL)
A judge in Alabama has dismissed an anti-choice lawsuit that was filed against a family planning clinic in Huntsville, AL, allowing the clinic to keep regular services available.
The Northwest Georgia News (Rome, GA)
Lawmakers in a Georgia town who outlawed abortion within their city limits are reworking the rule after it was deemed a violation of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision protecting women’s right to access all reproductive health services including abortion.