Hot News Stories (3/18/15)

CBS News (USA)
A group of pro-choice Senators on Tuesday blocked an anti-human trafficking bill over a controversial anti-choice provision.

Northwest Herald (Springfield, IL) 
Some anti-choice Illinois lawmakers are seeking to require extraneous inspections for all the state’s family planning clinics that offer abortion services. Critics allege it is a veiled effort to restrict women’s access to the procedure.

Arkansas News (Little Rock, AK)
The Arkansas Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to a bill to place new restrictions on use of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486, although medical experts feel these restrictions are out of date and increase the likelihood of complications arising. 

Pittsburgh Post Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)
A group of anti-choice protesters have agreed to drop a remaining federal claim accusing the city of Pittsburgh of selectively enforcing its 15-foot buffer zone ordinance so that they can appeal a judge’s March 6 ruling dismissing their other claims against the ordinance.


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