Hot News Stories (6/16/15)Posted: June 16, 2015
Houston Chronicle (Houston, TX)
A controversial law requiring Texans to undergo an ultrasound before getting an abortion does not appear to be in any immediate legal trouble, even after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday effectively ended any hope for a similar law in North Carolina.
Fox News Local (Salem, OR)
Oregon has enacted a first-of-its-kind insurance law that will allow women to obtain a year’s worth of birth control at a time, instead of the 30- or 90- day supply available now. The plan passed the Legislature easily and is part of a push from Democrats and Republicans alike to expand access to birth control in the state.
Durango Herald (Denver, CO)
Dueling pieces of federal legislation on over-the-counter birth control has observers asking which is the “real” plan?
CT News (Hartford, CT)
A new report finds there are at least 27 anti-choice organizations posing as reproductive health clinics in Connecticut. The two-year investigation found that 95 percent of pregnancy centers in Connecticut provide information that is both inaccurate and deceptive, and 70 percent did not explicitly disclose that they are not a licensed medical facility.