Hot News Stories (1/15/15)

USA Today (USA)
That battle begins next Thursday on the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision when anti-choice House Republicans intend to take up a dangerous bill that would place a federal ban on abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Inside Jersey (Trenton, NJ)
Long-Acting Reversible Contraception, or LARCS are the most safe, efficient means of birth control. And there is some indication that LARCs are starting to catch on. The 8.5 percent of all women using contraceptives in 2010 who relied on a LARC, for example, was up from 5.5 percent in 2007 and 2.4 percent in 2002, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

Wall Street Journal (New York, NY)
Pope Francis lands in the Philippines on Thursday facing a rapidly changing society where Catholicism remains strong, but where many are choosing to dismiss the church’s line on sex and contraception as outdated.

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