Hot News Stories (8/28/15)Posted: August 28, 2015
Alaska Dispatch News (Juneau, AK)
A state court judge in Alaska ruled Thursday that an anti-choice law further defining what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding is unconstitutional.
New York Times (New York, NY)
Planned Parenthood on Thursday gave congressional leaders and a committee that is investigating allegations of criminality at its clinics an analysis it commissioned concluding that “manipulation” of undercover videos by abortion opponents make those recordings unreliable for any official inquiry.
KOTA News (Rapid City, SD)
A South Dakota program has been awarded a federal grant work with American Indian youth to prevent teen pregnancies. The 2013 teen birth rate in the targeted county, all races, ages 15-19 is 31.4 births for every 1,000 adolescent females and higher for American Indians. This compares to a 2013 national teen birth rate of 26.5 per 1,000 females between the ages of 15 and 19.
Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
An anti-choice bill in the Ohio Legislature that would ban a woman from having an abortion solely because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome is blatantly unconstitutional and probably unenforceable.