Hot News Stories (7/15/15)

Massachusetts Live (Springfield, MA)
An initiative included in the Massachusetts’ proposed budget for fiscal 2016, at the request of Republican lawmakers, would provide reserve funds to help individuals with costs for birth control coverage should any business not provide such coverage mandated under the Affordable Care Act.

Durango Herald (Durango, CO)
The federal health-care law doesn’t infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee health plans, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled Tuesday.

Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)
“Too often, Texas state spends its time focused on what happens after a young person gets pregnant. Maybe Colorado’s dramatic recent drop in teen pregnancy  will spur us to focus even more attention on successful long-term strategies to prevent pregnancy in the first place.

RH Reality Check (USA)
Attorneys representing three religiously affiliated nonprofits challenging the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in after a federal appeals court ordered they must comply with the law.

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