Hot News Stories (1/11/16)

The New York Times (New York, NY)
A newly-enstated law in North Carolina requiring doctors who perform an abortions after the 16th week of pregnancy to supply ultrasounds to state officials has sparked more tension in the debate regarding women’s health rights.

Huffington Post Politics (USA)

The current debates regarding women’s reproductive health and access to contraception seem eerily similar to debates regarding these same topics happening 100 years ago. While the Supreme Court and state lawmakers continue to tighten abortion restrictions, pro-choice activists are reminded of similar conflicts that arose decades ago–making it feel as though progress is moving backwards on these issues.

KSL (Utah, USA)
An Arkansas Planned Parenthood has asked a federal judge to extend her order blocking the state from enforcing new limits on how the abortion pill is administered. The Arkansas attorney general’s office and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland asked U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Thursday to extend her temporary restraining order until March 14. Baker blocked the law, which requires abortion pill providers to follow guidelines set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, until January 14.

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