Choice News

Choice News

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Gov. Gregoire signed the new operating budget into law yesterday.  The budget includes $3 million in restored funding for family planning care for low-income women.

The ACLU of Florida is asking Gov. Charlie Crist to veto an anti-choice bill that would require women seeking abortion care to first view an ultrasound, which they would have to pay for out of pocket.

Supreme Court Watch

The Washington Post reports that President Obama is poised to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court any day.

The New York Times takes a look at a new documentary that details how Supreme Court nominations have been politically divisive since the fight over Robert Bork’s nomination in 1987.

Other News of Note

Rep. David Obey, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that he will not seek re-election.  RH Reality Check’s Wendy Norris looks at what his retirement means for the future of funding for reproductive health care and sexual health education programs.

Pro-choice Washington Rep. Norm Dicks will seek the chairmanship.

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