Hot News Stories (7/14/15)

USA Today (USA)
California and Oregon will be the first states in the nation to allow women to get birth control pills and other hormonal contraceptives directly from their pharmacists – without a doctor’s prescription.

Lansing State Journal (Lansing, MI)
East Lansing schools will suspend the use of an outside contractor who helped teach the district’s sex education curriculum. The district came under fire earlier this year for its abstinence-only component taught by a group called Sexually Mature Aware Responsible Teens, or SMART, which is affiliated with a so-called crisis pregnancy center.

WSFA News (Tuscaloosa, AL)

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alabama are filing a federal lawsuit aimed at preventing the only reproductive health clinic that offers abortions in Tuscaloosa from being closed by targeted and medically unnecessary state regulations.


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