Hot News Stories (1/9/2015)

The Capitol Times (Madison, WI)
Wisconsin has become one of 18 states considered “extremely hostile” to abortion rights by the Guttmacher Institute.The nonprofit, pro-reproductive health organization measures states’ level of support for abortion access by the number of abortion restrictions on the books. From 2000 to 2010, Wisconsin fell into the “supportive or middle ground” category, for states with three or fewer restrictions.

AJ America (USA)
Is 150 miles too far to drive in order to get an abortion? In some parts of Texas, that distance could get a lot longer, and it’s up to a federal appeals court to decide whether that places too much of a burden on women seeking to end their pregnancies.

WSBT News (Grand Rapids, MI)
A company in the Grand Rapids area is not required to provide employee health insurance for birth control as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court decision. A federal judge says Autocam is covered by the court’s decision last year in the Hobby Lobby case. Some private employers can avoid the contraceptive requirement in the Affordable Care Act.

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