Hot News Stories (5/6/15)

KTTC News (Des Moines, IA)
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad wants to end to a perplexing abortion restriction that effectively halted state reimbursements for abortion under Medicaid because providers stopped submitting the claims.

The Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)
The state Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would put Texas among several states that prohibit health insurance plans from covering abortions, the first major measure related to the procedure to make it out of either chamber this session.

WVVA (Richmond, VA)
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says new strict building standards should not be applied retroactively to existing abortion clinics. The clinic restrictions passed in 2012 target  were designed to put existing reproductive health clinics that provide abortion services out of business.

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