Hot News Stories (8/3/15)

Politico (Washington, DC)
The Senate has planned a test vote Monday on a bill to halt federal funding for Planned Parenthood after four sensational undercover videos by a previously unknown anti-abortion group portrayed the organization as allegedly profiteering from illegal fetal tissue sales — a charge Planned Parenthood denies.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) argues community health centers could fill in the gap in services if federal funding for Planned Parenthood is blocked. But Republicans have their doubts: “The problem is, in my state and many others, Planned Parenthood is the primary provider of women’s health services in certain parts of my state,” said Senator Susan Collins (R-ME).

Fox News (USA)
A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers’ association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader.

The Guardian (USA)
Alabama is taking anti-choice restrictions to a whole new level, attempting to terminate a woman’s paternal rights to her own fetus in order to prevent her from accessing an abortion.

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