Hot News Stories (6/4/15)

The Hill (Washington, DC)
A D.C. bill to expand access to birth control could become the next big battle between city leaders and anti-choice conservatives in Congress.

The Star Tribune (Madison, WI)
A Wisconsin state Senate committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on an anti-choice bill that would ban non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and allow physicians to be sued for damages.

NC Capitol News (Raleigh, NC)
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory will sign an anti-choice bill into law that extends the waiting period for women seeking abortions from 24 to 72 hours, one of the longest medically unnecessary waiting periods in the nation.

The Texas Tribune (Houston, TX)
Two years after passing some of the strictest anti-choice abortion regulations in the country — and with a state Legislature considered even more conservative than in years past — Texas state lawmakers are leaving their 2015 session having passed just one piece of legislation to further restrict the procedure.


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