Hot News Stories (9/15/15)

New York Times (New York, NY)
As the House and Senate return on Tuesday to begin confronting a spending impasse, Representative Charlie Dent, a mainstream Republican from Pennsylvania, says he has come up with a way to avert a possible government shutdown over Planned Parenthood funding: a bill that would take away money only from clinics involved in selling tissue from aborted fetuses.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Louisiana announced an end to Planned Parenthood’s Medicaid contract with the state, acknowledging in court that the action wasn’t due to concerns about “the competency of its two facilities to provide Medicaid services and adequate care for the patients that they serve.” It just doesn’t want to do business with Planned Parenthood anymore.

Politico (Washington, DC)
With the Senate preparing to vote this month on a 20-week abortion ban, House lawmakers on the Energy and Commerce Committee are pushing their own legislation to tighten abortion laws. 

Arkansas Online (Little Rock, AK)
A federal judge will hear arguments at 2 p.m. Thursday on Planned Parenthood’s request for an injunction to stop Arkansas from terminating its Medicaid contract with the health care organization.

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