Hot News Stories (7/9/15)

RH Reality Check (USA)
The U.S. House voted Wednesday afternoon to pass a major education bill that includes an anti-choice ban on funding for any sex education programs that “normalize teen sexual activity as an expected behavior.”

Yahoo News (USA)
Birth control is perhaps the biggest asset to female autonomy in modern history, and the ability to access free contraception should be a right for anyone who wants it. But access to birth control is not simply a “women’s issue” — it’s an economic issue that is in all of our best interests.

Houston Press (Houston, TX)
Last month the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Houston Baptist University couldn’t block birth control coverage for its employees based on religious objection. HBU appealed its case to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday.

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