Hot News Stories (10/6/15)

Pew Research Center (USA)
The regulation of abortion may vary widely from country to country, but nearly all nations – 96% – allow women to terminate their pregnancies in order to save their lives, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of 196 countries based on 2013 United Nations data.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
Public opinion will have huge implications for a potential showdown (and shutdown) over Planned Parenthood in December. It will determine just how hard anti-choice Republicans can press their case to halt federal funding for the women’s health-care provider.

Texas Tribune (Dallas, TX)
Texas attorney general Ken Paxton on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to turn away a legal challenge to the state’s abortion restrictions filed by a coalition of reproductive health providers.

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