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House approves $800K for panel targeting abortion providers; panel makes allegation against PPGC

December 2, 2016

The House on Wednesday voted 234-181 to approve a resolution that authorizes an additional $800,000 in funding for a congressional panel targeting abortion providers, doubling the panel's budget, USA Today reports.

After denying variance request, Ohio revokes clinic's license

December 2, 2016

Ohio officials have revoked the Women's Med Center of Dayton's operating license, saying the abortion clinic does not meet the state's criteria for a variance to a patient transfer agreement requirement, the AP/Toledo Blade reports.

Company announces delay in availability of medication abortion drug in Canada

December 2, 2016

A drug used in medication abortion is not expected to become available in Canada until early next year, Canadian Press/CTV reports.

Blogs comment on legal challenge to harmful restrictions in three states; HHS Secretary nominee's opposition to contraception access and more

December 2, 2016

Read the week's best commentary from bloggers at the American Civil Liberties Union's "Speak Freely," The Atlantic and more.

Reproductive-rights advocates challenge abortion restrictions in three states

December 1, 2016

Reproductive-rights advocates on Wednesday filed lawsuits challenging abortion restrictions in Missouri, North Carolina and Alaska as unconstitutional, the Washington Post reports.

Abortion-rights opponents prepare restrictions for upcoming sessions

December 1, 2016

Following the elections last month, abortion-rights opponents are preparing to push restrictions during the upcoming legislative session, The Hill reports.

Op-ed encourages women to #ShoutYourAbortion in response to restrictions, stigma

December 1, 2016

In an opinion piece for ABC.net, columnist Jane Caro calls on women to participate in the #ShoutYourAbortion movement in response to Pope Francis' decision to let priests absolve women for obtaining abortion care and other antiabortion-rights efforts.

Ireland compensates woman forced to travel for abortion care

December 1, 2016

In a historic decision, Ireland on Wednesday agreed to compensate a woman, Amanda Mellet, for requiring her to travel to Britain to access abortion care, The Guardian reports.

Conservative lawmakers will seek to defund Planned Parenthood next year

November 30, 2016

Conservative lawmakers plan to defund Planned Parenthood in early 2017, according to conservative sources inside and outside Congress, Politico reports.

Texas officials finalize fetal tissue disposal rules

November 30, 2016

Texas health officials on Monday announced that rules requiring the cremation or burial of fetal remains will take effect on Dec. 19, despite widespread concern from stakeholders and the threat of legal action, the Texas Tribune reports.

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Video Round Up

KXAN's Shannon Wolfson reports on a surge in donations to Planned Parenthood following the election.

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KSN's Ashley Arnold covers the latest developments in the resentencing of Scott Roeder, the man convicted of murdering Kansas abortion provider George Tiller.

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In this clip, Fox 2 Now's Erika Tallan speaks with M'Evie Mead, director of policy and organizing for Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri, about an uptick in the number of women seeking contraception services following the election.

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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on "The Rachel Maddow Show" sits down with Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards to discuss the future of reproductive rights in the United States following the 2016 elections.

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CBS Austin's Adela Uchida covers a rally protesting a Texas proposal that would require burial or cremation of fetal remains.

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NBC2 News' Heather Turco covers arguments before the Florida Supreme Court regarding an injunction against a 24-hour mandatory delay law (HB 633).

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USA Today covers a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that found the "most commonly reported sexually transmitted [infections] [STIs] reached an all-time high in 2015."

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In this clip, NY 1's Natalie Duddridge covers Planned Parenthood's centennial celebration at New York City Hall.

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KUTV/KEYE's Adele Uchida covers a Texas proposal that will require fetal tissue to be buried or cremated.

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The New York Times spotlightsabortion-rights activism against a proposed abortion ban in Poland.

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Datapoints

In this map, the Center for American Progress' "ThinkProgress" highlights the seven states that direct Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds toward crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), which use misleading tactics to dissuade women from seeking abortion care.

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In this map, the Guttmacher Institute spotlights the 18 states that since 2011 have enacted policies that block funding for contraception or other health care services from being allocated to organizations that provide abortion care or are affiliated with abortion providers.

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In this infographic, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) outlines data showing that the percentage of Texas women opting for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) through three state-operated health programs increased between 2012 and 2013.

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In this map, the Population Institute illustrates how many of the states at risk of the Zika virus scored poorly on measures of reproductive rights and health.

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In this infographic, the Guttmacher Institute spotlights the increased proportion of insured visits at 28 Title-X supported family planning centers following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (PL 111-148).

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In this infographic, the Texas Observer compiled information from the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Texas Policy Evaluation Project and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide a snapshot of abortion access in Texas.

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In this map, the Guttmacher Institute highlights the effects of the Hyde Amendment, an appropriations rider that bars federal Medicaid funding from covering abortion care except in the limited cases of rape, incest and life endangerment.

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In this infographic, the Guttmacher Institute tracks recent trends in state abortion laws.

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In this map, the Kaiser Family Foundation spotlights five states and Washington, D.C., which have each enacted policies designed to facilitate access to contraception.

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In this gif, Cosmopolitan shares research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project showing that the average distance a woman in Texas must drive to access the nearest abortion clinic in the state has increased following the implementation of the state's omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2).

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At a Glance

"A woman's ability to end her pregnancy too often depends on where she lives, her age and how much money is in her pocket."

— Marcela Howell of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda, discussing ongoing disparities in women's access to abortion care on the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

At a Glance

"If women are not free to make decisions about their own lives and health, they are not free. And if women are not free, none of us are."

— Abortion provider Warren Hern, in a STAT News opinion piece on why he continues to offer abortion care despite receiving harassment and death threats throughout his 42-year career.

At a Glance

"Not since before Roe v. Wade has a law or court decision had the potential to devastate access to reproductive health care on such a sweeping scale."

— Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, on a ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld major portions of a Texas antiabortion-rights law.

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Debra Ness, publisher & president, National Partnership

Sarah Lipton-Lubet, associate editor & director of reproductive health programs, National Partnership

Jessi Leigh Swenson, associate editor & senior policy counsel, National Partnership

Lauren McCulloch, associate editor & women's law & public policy fellow, National Partnership

Aliya Bean, assistant editor & reproductive health program assistant, National Partnership

Lauren Sogor, assistant editor & health communications manager, National Partnership

Jennifer Taylor, assistant editor & communications assistant, National Partnership

Marcelle Maginnis, associate editor

Amanda Wolfe, senior director

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