Hot News Stories (8/27/15)

The Denver Post (Denver, CO)
Roughly $2 million has been pledged in temporary funding to keep afloat a hot-button Colorado program that provides long-acting reversible contraceptives to low-income and uninsured teenagers and women.

The Hill (Washington, DC)
Planned Parenthood has sent an 11-page letter to congressional leadership that it hopes will “set the record straight” on the fetal tissue controversy, a top official announced Thursday.

Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA)
A California state law, passed in 2013 with plans to be implemented in October, gives licensed pharmacists authorization to prescribe self-administered hormonal contraceptives, without the need for a patient to see a physician. This new law is a positive way to expand access to birth control.

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