Hot News Stories (4/17/15)

National Journal (USA)
Some House Republicans are looking to breathe new life into an anti-choice bill that was pulled from House consideration earlier this year over concerns that it was insensitive to women who become pregnant as a result of rape.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
The Supreme Court is temporarily halting the enforcement of the contraception mandate of the federal health care law against several Catholic organizations in Pennsylvania.

The Greenville News (Greenville, SC)
The South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Committee this morning approved an anti-choice bill banning abortions after a woman is 20 weeks pregnant, with exceptions for rape, incest, the life of the mother and severe fetal anomalies.

The Tennessee Free Press (Nashville, TN)
Women would have to wait 48 hours before an abortion, under anti-choice legislation approved by the Tennessee state Senate on Wednesday after lawmakers rejected an amendment to exempt cases of rape or incest.


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