Hot News Stories (1/28/16)Posted: January 28, 2016
RH Reality Check (USA)
As Clinton calls upon Sanders to participate in another debate in New Hampshire before the primary, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz faces criticism for allowing the DNC to partner with the Union Leader, a typically anti-choice NH paper, for the debate.
ABC News (USA)
Lawyers representing the two anti-choice activists facing charges in the Planned Parenthood scandal say that, while they used fake IDs to enter the Texas clinic, their actions were not intended to harm the clinic. They believe the case won’t stand up in court.
Miami Herald (Miami, FL)
In a direct challenge to the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, Florida lawmakers are moving forward with a near-total ban on abortions in the state, in addition to a second bill that places new requirements on doctors who perform abortions. By an 8-3 vote Monday afternoon, a House criminal justice panel voted to advance the more sweeping piece of legislation (HB 865), which would make performing an abortion or operating an abortion clinic a first-degree felony in Florida, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.