Hot News Stories (2/11/15)Posted: February 11, 2015
KJCT News (Grand Junction, CO)
Colorado lawmakers are heating up their discussions during the legislative session and this week a debate about sex education is on the agenda. Republicans plan to suggest changes to Colorado’s sex education procedures on Thursday.
Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics for the first time recommended IUDs as a first-line form of contraception to prevent teen pregnancy. Yet some pediatricians and other doctors worry they aren’t properly prepared to make this form of birth control available. Experts say this has to change, starting during medical residencies, especially among pediatricians who will treat teenagers.
WCAX News (Concord, NH)
Planned Parenthood is suggesting New Hampshire lawmakers replace the state law creating “buffer zones” around facilities that provide abortions rather than repeal it. The state’s 25-foot buffer zone law has not been enforced since its passage last summer because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a similar Massachusetts law.