Hot News Stories (11/28/2014)Posted: November 28, 2014
CBS Denver (Denver, CO)
Colorado legislators who credit a drop in teen pregnancy to expanding access to long-acting birth control such as intrauterine devices have to convince the state House next year to use state funds for the contraceptives.
New York Times (New York, NY)
An anti-choice law passed two years ago requires Arizona schools to teach “preference, encouragement and support to childbirth and adoption” over abortion. The school board recently decided that some pages of a current text book are in violation of this law because they discuss sexually transmitted diseases and contraception, including mifepristone, a drug that can be used to prevent or halt a pregnancy– even though the Arizona Education Department, which examined the book for compliance, found that they were not.
Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)
Advocates help pay for travel to a shrinking number of abortion clinics. Fund gives aid to low-income women who must travel far for an abortion