Hot News Stories (11/24/15)Posted: November 24, 2015
New York Times (New York, NY)
Citizens in both California and Oregon will soon be able to obtain contraceptives from pharmacists without a doctor’s prescription. These changes make it more convenient and less expensive for patients to receive the contraception they need.
Piedmont Healthcare (USA)
A study done by the CDC has found that the use of long-acting reversible contraception is almost five times higher today than it was a decade ago for women between the ages of 15 and 44.
A Wisconsin TRAP law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital has been deemed unconstitutional by a U.S. appeals court. This same restriction in another case is currently being considered by U.S. Supreme Court.
A similar TRAP law in Texas has reached the US Supreme Court. Take a look to RMC National Board Chairs Op-Ed standing against the double standard over abortion. Read their Op-Ed at CNN!