Hot News Stories (5/1/15)Posted: May 1, 2015
The Hill (Washington, DC)
The House voted late Thursday night to overturn the District of Columbia’s law prohibiting workplace discrimination based on reproductive health choices.
RH Reality Check (USA)
Despite ongoing efforts from pro-choice Republicans, on Wednesday a Colorado senate committee killed a bill, in a 3-2 party-line vote, that would have provided $5 million to the Colorado Family Planning Initiative program. The program, which was previously funded by a private donor, has led to a 40% drop in teen pregnancy in the state in recent years.
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
The Louisiana House Education Committee approved two pieces of legislation aimed at changing the way Orleans Parish public schools approaches sex education for their students.
KERA News (Dallas, TX)
Texas health officials recently made a change to doctor reimbursements that hasn’t gotten much notice. They’ve made it a little easier for low-income women and girls to get IUDs. Many health professionals see these contraceptives as the best way to stop unintended pregnancies. But many teens are skeptical.