Hot News Stories (10/28/15)

Jurist News (USA)
The Oklahoma Supreme Court  on Monday blocked an anti-choice law that was set to go into effect on November 1. The law covered four subjects related to abortions: parental consent for minors, tissue preservation, the inspection of clinics and legal liability for abortion providers. 

RH Reality Check (USA)
The health department in Colorado released data last week showing teen birth and abortion rates have dropped nearly 50 percent from 2009 through 2014, thanks to a program that provides free or reduced-cost contraception to teenagers and low-income women. In response to this report, an anti-choice state legislator called Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) officials “science-deniers.”

Columbia Daily (Columbia, SC)
Let’s Talk Month began in 1980 in Charlotte and is now observed in all 50 states and several other countries. The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is leading the Let’s Talk movement in the state with the goal of promoting effective communication between young people and the adults they trust, especially their parents.


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