Hot News Stories (3/24/15)

Arkansas Times (Little Rock, AR)
On Monday the Arkansas House voted 87-2 in favor of  legislation that would require public colleges and universities in Arkansas to develop an “action plan” to combat teen pregnancy— however, without once mentioning contraception.

Boston Globe (Boston, MA)
A new Cambridge biotech will be working on a treatment using stem cells that could let children and adults with Type 1 diabetes do something their bodies currently cannot: produce their own insulin, the hormone that keeps blood sugar levels in balance.

Texas Observer (Austin, TX)
This week, A Texas State House Committee heard testimony on a bill that would allow teenagers who have already had a child to get birth control without their parents’ permission. Under current law, all minors under the age of 18 must get parental consent before receiving contraception from their doctors.

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