Hot News Stories (1/20/16)

ABC News (USA)
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to revive an Arkansas law that would have banned abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat. The justices did not comment in rejecting the state’s appeal of lower court rulings that struck down the law. Federal judges had called the law inconsistent with Supreme Court rulings that generally tie restrictions to the fetus’ viability, not the presence of a heartbeat.

The New York Times (New York, NY)

Anti-abortion groups are now weighing in on issues regarding custody disputes of frozen embryos. These groups argue that such cases should be decided according to the best interests of the embryos, the same legal standard used in child-custody disputes.

The Daily Beast (Redding, CA)
A growing number of Catholic Hospitals are blocking a basic from of contraception, relying on rules made by Catholic bishops, who lump tubal ligation in with abortion and assisted suicide and as such consider it to be “intrinsically evil.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s