Hot News Stories (7/23/15)

A federal appeals court has struck down North Dakota’s ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, invalidating one of the strictest abortion restrictions in the country and allowing the state’s sole abortion clinic to remain open.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
A new CDC study reports American teens are having less sex, and those who do are more likely to practice safe sex, a sharp drop from rates in the ’80s. Possible drivers of this of the sexual slowdown include increased access to educational information online and the growing popularity of the HPV vaccine, which comes with an educational conversation.

Politico (Washington, DC)

House Republicans are threatening to subpoena a top Planned Parenthood official unless the group voluntarily makes her available for an interview about alleged sales of fetal tissue from abortions. But the women’s health group is ramping up its own efforts to contain political damage from the controversy.


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