Hot News Stories (11/20/15)

CBS News (USA)
While anti-choice legislators endeavor to close family planning clinics in Texas that provide abortion, women across the state are instead resorting to unsafe, self-induced abortions. A recent study has found that between 100,000 and 240,000 women have attempted to self-induce abortion.

Check out RMC’s op-ed at CNN!

RH Reality Check (USA)
A single Colorado country has decided not to take part in the proven effective Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, instead opting for an abstinence-focused one without extensive evidence of effectiveness.

Jackson Free Press (Jackson, MS)

One of Mississippi’s only remaining family planning clinics, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, is becoming certified as an official health provider in order to provide comprehensive contraceptives ranging from the pill to IUDs. As the state has shut down various clinics, it has become harder for women to have affordable access to these services, something the clinic hopes to partially remedy.

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