Hot News Stories (3/30/15)

News 4 Jax (Jacksonville, FL)
The Florida Legislature is considering several new anti-choice measures to restrict women’s access to safe and legal abortions, including one with a strong chance of passage that calls for a 24-hour waiting period before a woman can undergo the procedure.

Summit Daily (Summit County, CO)
In support of Colorado’s family planning bill, “For the past six years Colorado has provided funding [of long-acting contraceptives]. It has been shown that for every $1 spent by the state in birth control we have saved almost $6 in Medicaid funding…

Another huge benefit is keeping young women in high school and college, and the avoidance of unintended pregnancies does just that. This not only reduces Medicaid payments, but also welfare cases and additionally puts more self-sufficient educated women into the workforce which aids their families across the state.”

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

Plagued by political setbacks in recent years, some pro-choice activists are now seeking to normalize abortion, to put a human face — and in some cases, even a positive spin — on the procedure.


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