Hot News Stories (7/20/15)

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)

Oregonians will be able to buy birth control at a pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription beginning next year, potentially making the state the first in the nation to allow the practice. California passed a similar law in 2013, but its implementation has been delayed as medical boards wrangle over rules allowing pharmacists to prescribe medication.

Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, WI)
“Wisconsin needs to step up in improving access to birth control tablets at retail pharmacies. Pharmacists in California and Oregon can now renew and prescribe new birth control prescriptions at the community pharmacy.”

Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)
In response to the release of an undercover video made by anti-choice activists targeting Planned Parenthood, the governors of Georgia and Indiana and Ohio’s attorney general on Thursday ordered investigations of Planned Parenthood facilities in their states. Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, apologized for the tone of some of Nucatola’s recorded statements.

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