Hot News Stories (9/18/15)Posted: September 18, 2015
New York Times (New York, NY)
Anti-choice Republicans in the Senate said on Thursday that they would take up legislation outlawing all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and the House voted to move forward with a bill that would end government financing for Planned Parenthood, intensifying a fight over abortion that threatened to paralyze budget talks and force a government shutdown at the end of the month.
RH Reality Check (USA)
Anti-choice Republicans in Congress introduced a bill Wednesday that would criminalize a common medical procedure used after miscarriages and during second-trimester abortions. Similar legislation has been passed on the state level, and it is the latest chapter in a decades-old strategy by the anti-choice movement to target specific abortion procedures.
Wall Street Journal (New York, NY)
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina won applause in Wednesday’s debate for her vivid description of an image she claimed was shown undercover video about Planned Parenthood. But the image she described isn’t in any of the videos released by the anti-choice group.