Hot News Stories (5/22/15)Posted: May 22, 2015
The Denver Post (Denver, CO)
Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner on Thursday made good on his promise to push for over-the-counter contraceptives, introducing legislation aimed at making it easier for women to prevent unwanted pregnancies.
New York Times (New York, NY)
Both houses of Congress are moving to guarantee greater access to contraceptives for women in the military, actions that lawmakers say are prompted in part by concern about unplanned pregnancies in the armed forces.
Portland Press Herald (Portland, ME)
Some Maine state lawmakers want to repeal the state’s Adult Involvement Law that passed in the eighties and helps minors from difficult family circumstances access abortion services. They are trying to replace the proven-effective bipartisan bill with a mandate requiring written consent from parents or judges, despite the proven burden such laws place on teens.
The Catholic groups that lost their challenge to Obamacare’s contraception coverage provisions in a federal appeals court will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case, an attorney for the groups said on Thursday.