Hot News Stories (3/2/15)

The Herald News (Falls River, MA)
The teen birth rate in Massachusetts is at a historic low. But there are certainly still “kids having kids,” as well as a need to sustain funding for the successful programs we have in place. 

Huffington Post (USA)
House Republicans attached language to a major education bill Wednesday night that would financially penalize school districts that allow school-based health centers to provide information about abortion to pregnant high school students.

New York Times (New York, NY)
El Salvador has one of the world’s most draconian abortion statutes. It criminalizes abortion on all grounds, including when the mother’s life or health is in danger, and in cases of rape. Those who defy the law and seek unsafe, clandestine abortions face horrifying consequences: The World Health Organization in 2008 reported that 9 percent of maternal deaths in Central America are due to such procedures.

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