Hot News Stories (11/30/15)

WHAM (Rochester, NY)
Once having one of the highest teen birth rates in the country, Rochester, NY, has seen great declines in recent years. Experts largely attribute this shift to greater access to school health clinics, improved sex education, and an ease in parents’ ability to talk to their kids.

Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, OH)
With Colorado and California allowing women to get their birth control over-the-counter, many are highlighting the cost and time savings associated with this change. Other states like Idaho, Arizona, and New Mexico have even begun expressing interest in pursuing similar plans.

LA Times (Los Angeles, CA)
While details slowly emerge about the Colorado Springs shooting at Planned Parenthood, individuals may be surprised to learn that there is a long history of violence occurring in and around family planning clinics. Constitutional and medically necessary services like abortion have, in fact, been the target of hate crimes and violence for decades.

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