Hot News Stories (12/12/14)

The Washington Post (Washington, DC)
The rate of female contraceptive use has stayed consistent in nearly the last decade, but preferred methods of birth control have changed in a significant way since 2011, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The biggest change was in how many women are using contraceptives that are long-acting but also reversible, a category that includes intrauterine devices and hormonal implants.

South Bend Tribune (South Bend, IN)
A proposed anti-choice ordinance in Indiana  would require doctors who provide abortions to get admitting privileges with a local hospital. Many doctors who conduct procedures in their offices don’t have admitting privileges. These doctors would  be burdened by having to go through the hoops of getting hospital privileges when they aren’t necessary.

MPR News (Minneapolis, MN)
A Minnesota businesses has prevailed in its refusal to cover contraceptive costs in its health-care plan because of the owners’ religious beliefs.

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