Hot News Stories (12/16/15)

The New York Times (New York, NY)

As the nation grieves over frequent mass shootings such as San Bernardino, those affected by the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting are still struggling to find comfort and clarity.

Cosmopolitan Politics (New York, NY)
Though abortion opponents say they don’t have any desire to put a pregnant person in jail for seeking an illegal abortion, the actions of politicians say otherwise. In the last five years, they have introduced and voted in favor of hundreds of state and federal restrictions that chip away at access to legal abortion, leaving illegal procedures the only option for women who desire one.

Right Wing Watch (USA)
Ignoring decades of bi-partisan tradition of not imposing a litmus test on nominees to the Supreme Court, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina promised that, if elected, she would “nominate pro-life justices” to the Supreme Court along with signing a budget that defunds Planned Parenthood while pushing through a national 20-week abortion ban.

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