Hot News Stories (3/26/15)

Honolulu Civil Beat (Honolulu, HI)
This debate is not a new one. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists agree that it would be appropriate to allow monthly birth control pills to be purchased without a prescription. It would provide a convenient way for women to access birth control and avoid unintended pregnancy. So what’s the hold up?

Houston Press (Houston, TX)
According to new numbers out of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission,  thousands of low-income women are no longer getting cancer screenings or birth control since Texas lawmakers kicked Planned Parenthood out of its widely successful program for giving uninsured women access to reproductive healthcare.

The Oregon Statesman (Salem, OR)
A large crowd gathered at the Oregon State Capitol steps Wednesday to advocate for insurance coverage of women’s reproductive health services, including abortion. They hope that Senate Bill 894, which would  fill gaps in federal law and protect women against threats to weaken reproductive rights, will soon be scheduled for a hearing.

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