Hot News Stories (5/4/15)

The Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
The Louisiana Legislature was poised this year to debate a proposed amendment to the state constitution defining human life as beginning at conception. But anti-choice state Senator Elbert Guillory is now saying the total ban on abortion might not see the light of a committee room.

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
Legislators passing abortion restrictions are using ‘women’s safety’ as a cover to control them. None of these laws is really about women’s health. Legal abortion is safer than any number of other surgeries; a UC San Francisco study found fewer complications for abortions than for getting wisdom teeth pulled.

An international rights group is pressing the Paraguayan government to allow an abortion for a 10-year-old girl who is a victim of incest — a procedure that health officials in the South American country have so far blocked.


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