Hot News Stories (1/21/15)

The Hill (Washington, DC)
A bill that would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy could cause Medicaid spending to rise by as much as $500 million over the next decade, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated Tuesday.

Beaumont News (Charleston, WV)
An anti-choice Democrat has refiled a proposal banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation in West Virginia, despite its veto last year.

Catholics for Choice (USA)
“Pope Francis’s comments yesterday disparaging Catholic men and women for ‘breeding like rabbits’ are particularly troubling because of the Catholic hierarchy’s continued global war on birth control and reproductive choice,” said Jon O’Brien, president of Catholics for Choice.

RH Reality Check (USA)
A Virginia senate committee composed of only men on Monday voted to defeat a bill that would have increased access to prescription contraceptives by mandating insurance plans cover more of them.


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