Hot News Stories (11/10/2015)Posted: November 10, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to make a decision on whether to accept or reject an appeal that challenges the constitutionality of certain abortion restrictions in Texas.
New York Times (New York, NY)
The federal government has announced that women’s use of long-acting reversible contraception methods like IUDs has nearly doubled just in recent years. Back in 2002, the percentage of use was only 2.4 percent; most recent estimates indicate that had risen to 11.6 percent by the end of 2013.
Nashville Public Radio (Nashville, TN)
A Tennessee county will begin offering long-term birth control to women as they leave jail, at least for those who choose to be part of a family planning program. Similar initiates have been deemed effective in parts of East Tennessee to reduce the number of drug-dependent infants.